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Healthcare Law Year in Review: From key cases to the AKS and Stark Amendments


January 13, 2021
12:00 PM CST - 1:00 PM CST
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Virtual - Via Zoom


There have been significant changes to Healthcare Law in 2020. The Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law were amended for the first time in decades. Massive cybersecurity breaches have underscored the importance of increasing protections for proprietary information. False Claims Act settlements have raised questions about the appropriateness of certain physician compensation arrangements.  The healthcare industry received more Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds than any other industry, and compliance—or the failure to comply—with the PPP regulations has led to increased Department of Justice scrutiny of loan recipients use of the funds.  More recently, the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine has had growing implications for labor and employment—Can you penalize a hospital employee for choosing not to take the vaccine?

This program will:

  • Discuss the AKS and Stark Law amendments
  • Highlight recent case law impacting the Healthcare Industry, including cases involving the False Claims Act
  • Provide updates on the DOJ’s enforcement of PPP Loan noncompliance
  • Discuss cybersecurity issues that impact the Healthcare Industry


Speaker Information:

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Zenobia Harris Bivens with Frost, Brown, Todd, PLLC will be the speaker for this presentation. Zenobia’s practice focuses on business litigation and all things related to enforcement proceedings brought against U.S. government contractors. Zenobia is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer.  She has won numerous jury verdicts and trial court decisions, as well as a case before the United States Supreme Court, and argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Fifth Circuits.  Her cases have been featured in Forbes Magazine, the New York Times, and the Houston Chronicle she has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, was named a Top Woman Lawyer in Texas Monthly, and a Top Houston Lawyer multiple times by Houstonia Magazine.

In addition to her extensive trial and appellate experience, Zenobia also focuses on government contracts, including government investigations, white collar criminal defense, suspension and debarment proceedings, and compliance.  Zenobia has served as counsel in cases involving NASA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Defense.  She also has helped her clients implement compliance programs and advised clients being investigated by municipal, state, and federal government entities. 

Zenobia serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Houston Law Center Trial Advocacy Program and frequently writes and speaks on the procedural issues that arise in parallel proceedings—cases involving both civil and criminal allegations.

This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Terri Goodman & Associates collaboratively with GHSHRM. Terri Goodman & Associates is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the New Mexico Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Provider Number 2020-08-AP.



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