Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Jim Riley James B. Riley Jr., JD, is past chairman of McGuireWoods' Health Care Department. He received is Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois(magna cum laude)and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University National Law Center (cum laude). His practice encompasses general corporate and health care law, with a particular emphasis on complex transactional matters for hospitals, outpatient service providers and physician practices. Mr. Riley has written numerous articles in the health care field has been a speaker at programs sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Financial Management Association, the National Renal Administrators Association, the Renal Physicians Association and the National Kidney Foundation. Kimberly Kannensohn, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP Kimberly focuses her practice on the provision of corporate, regulatory and compliance counseling to healthcare and life sciences companies. The cornerstone of her practice is providing guidance to clients regarding HIPAA and the HITECH Act, the Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse laws, the Stark Law, Medicare coverage and reimbursement rules, and state healthcare laws and regulations. She regularly assists providers in the development and implementation of corporate compliance programs, in responding to government investigations and in contract negotiations. Her clients include life sciences companies, disease management providers, group purchasing organizations, retail and specialty pharmacies, hospitals, dialysis providers, durable medical equipment companies, physicians and physician practices. Kimberly represents a range of clients in matters arising under HIPAA and its implementing regulations as well as state data privacy and data breach laws. Her experience includes the development and implementation of HIPAA compliance programs, the preparation and negotiation of business associate agreements, the provision of assistance with breach assessment and reporting, and the representation of clients in response to government investigations. Kimberly has significant experience addressing the interplay between HIPAA and clinical research, and regularly counsels clients regarding consent issues, data deidentification and the maintenance of patient registries. Kimberly is a regular speaker at corporate seminars, webinars and industry conferences. For the past eight years, she has served as the Chairperson of McGuireWoods Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference. Catherine Hess, Senior Counsel, McGuireWoods LLP Catherine has nearly 20 years of private practice, government, and in-house experience in healthcare fraud and abuse investigations and compliance. Drawing on her unique experience, Catherine represents healthcare clients in a wide variety of criminal, civil, and administrative government enforcement matters, including matters brought under the federal False Claims Act, federal and state anti-kickback statues, the federal Physician Self-Referral (Stark) law, and other false claim and overpayment laws. Catherine also assists clients and transaction counsel during the due diligence process with identifying and investigating compliance issues, and, when necessary, self-reporting matters to the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG) or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Catherine also works closely with healthcare providers, suppliers, and payors with designing, modifying, and assessing compliance programs. She is also one of a few private practicing attorneys with experience relating to alleged civil monetary penalty violations of the U.S. Select Agents and Toxins Program. Catherine was also the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at a leading health system in the mid-Atlantic region. She has also worked for national and international law firms where she has focused on criminal and civil government investigations, internal investigations, and regulatory compliance predominately in the healthcare industry. Catherine began her professional career as a medical social worker.