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Spring 2020
5217 Fraud and Abuse - KUMMERFELD- 28202

Professor(s): Nathaniel Kummerfeld (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 9:00a-1:00p  SAT  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: This course explores the administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement of health care fraud and abuse laws and the resulting penalties imposed on health care providers for a variety of unlawful activities. In particular, the course examines the implications of federal and state Anti-Kickback laws, the federal anti-referral (Stark) law, federal and state false claims laws, federal civil monetary penalties and exclusion authorities, and various federal criminal statutes, as well as the strategies employed by the government to pursue health care violations and by defense attorneys who represent accused providers.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota= 15

This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available.

During Spring 2020, the course will be offered on the following Saturdays from 9 AM-1 PM with 6 minute break each session:
January 18
February 1
February 15
March 21
March 28
April 18

Attendance is mandatory for the Investigation Workshop which is presently scheduled for April 18th. General course attendance is required per Law Center attendance policy. If you anticipate that you will miss a class, please inform the professor by email in advance. Participation in class discussions is expected and, as set forth below, will comprise a portion of the grade. The grade will be based upon written exercises and class participation. There is no final exam.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Exercises      

This course will have:
Exam: NO

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/17/2019 2:46:27 PM)

Book(s) Required

Carrie Valiant and David E. Matyas Legal Issues in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse: Navigating the Uncertainties, Fourth Edition