Poised to succeed under the Medicare Shared Savings Program in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Medical Society of Queens County, Inc. is facilitating the creation of one of New York State’s largest physician ACOs.
With a January 2012 expected launch date, physicians and healthcare providers must begin the organizational process now to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, even while waiting for final program details from CMS and formal guidance from the FTC.
Listen to pre-conference comments from Jeffrey R. Ruggiero.
During Physician-Owned ACOs: Overcoming the Legal and Regulatory Compliance Challenges, a 45-minute webinar on January 19, 2011, now available as a training DVD, via On Demand Web access or as a CD-ROM, Jeffrey R. Ruggiero, Esq., a Partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP, who is advising the Queens County Medical Society, shared the Medical Society’s ACO development approach.
You’ll learn how the Queens County Medical Society is:
- Anticipating CMS program details;
- Achieving and maintaining compliance for existing FTC requirements, while positioning for possible changes;
- Developing a multi-disciplinary compliance approach; and
- Creating policies and procedures for ongoing compliance monitoring.
Physician practices have a unique opportunity to capitalize on the Shared Savings Program. Order the archive version webinar to hear Queens County Medical Society’s approach to this challenge and opportunity.
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You can listen to this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings – no travel time or hassle; no hotel expenses. It’s so convenient! Invite your staff members to gather around a conference table to listen to the CD, DVD or the On Demand version.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS CONFERENCE?
CEOs, medical directors, physician practice leaders, business development and strategic planning directors and consultants.
ABOUT OUR PANELIST:
|There are a host of regulatory, compliance and operational factors to consider prior to ACO launch.
Jeffrey Ruggiero, Esq., is a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP in the FDA and healthcare group. His practice includes the representation of a variety of healthcare providers in corporate, transactional, regulatory, licensure, and litigation matters.
Ruggiero also serves as general counsel to the Queens County Medical Society and counsel to the Staten Island Mental Health Society.
In his general corporate and transactional work, Ruggiero structures and negotiates mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, affiliations, and employment and consulting arrangements. He also represents and advises healthcare providers on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse issues, “Stark” self-referral laws, and the development and implementation of compliance programs.
Ruggiero’s litigation experience includes the successful representation of a significant provider in one of the largest Medicaid fraud investigations in New York State. He has also been at the forefront in advocating the rights of healthcare providers in the managed-care arena. He served as lead counsel representing 15 county and specialty medical societies in a groundbreaking action against a major managed care organization. The action resulted in the recoupment of more than US $10 million and the creation of an innovative liaison committee to improve relations going forward.
Ruggiero received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence at Brooklyn Law School, N.Y., and a Bachelor of Science at St. John’s University, N.Y.