Washington, D.C., partner Jesse Witten presented this article at the ABA National Institute on Healthcare Fraud 2010 in Miami. In his article, Jesse, a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group, discusses provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that require the Secretary of HHS to establish a self-disclosure protocol to allow health care providers to disclose violations of the Stark Law. He provides background on the compliance dilemma facing hospitals and other health care entities that discover Stark Law violations, summarizes the newt provision requiring HHS to establish a Stark Law disclosure protocol, and discusses Stark Law enforcement activity in 2009 and 2010.

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Source: 20th Annual National Institute on Health Care Fraud
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