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Beware the Flashing Lights: Hot Button Issues in EMS Agreements
A discussion on payment for transports, legal structure, and compliance concerns for contractual agreements with EMS suppliers, including: different types of contractual arrangements between hospital/health systems and EMS suppliers; hot button issues when hospitals/SNFs/EMS companies interact; examples of FCA and criminal prosecutions; best practices for how to structure these arrangements/important safeguards to keep them clean; valuation insight; and common pitfalls to avoid during the valuation process.

Sep 23, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Nicole Montanaro
Director Compensation Arrangements @VMG Health
Nicole Montanaro is a director with VMG Health in the Compensation division and is based in the Dallas office. Her area of expertise is dedicated to performing valuations of compensation agreements within the healthcare industry; specifically, pay-for-performance arrangements, such as co-management and cost savings initiatives, as well as, hospital efficiency improvement programs. Since joining VMG Health in 2013, she has performed over two hundred quality and efficiency incentive compensation valuations. Additionally, Ms. Montanaro’s realm of expertise includes the valuation of air and ground ambulance transport services agreements and non-emergent medical transport agreements. She also performs the valuations of purchased services and management services agreements related to a variety of subindustries within the healthcare industry. Ms. Montanaro received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Pamela L. Johnston
Partner @Foley
Pam Johnston defends companies and individuals in investigations and cases involving the False Claims Act (FCA), health care fraud, complex criminal laws, and SEC/DOJ securities issues. Pam is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried more than 30 cases in federal and state courts and has written more than 60 federal appellate briefs. Pam honed her trial skills during her 14 years as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Los Angeles, ending her tenure in government as a Deputy Chief of the Major Frauds Section. She began that tenure as a civil AUSA prosecuting False Claims Act, FIRREA, and forfeiture cases. Pam is also well known as a Los Angeles insider-trading and health care lawyer. Clients facing government investigations turn to Pam for her judgment -- informed by her extensive trial experience, successful handling of various types of fraud and corruption investigations, depth in the area of parallel FCA investigations, understanding of the federal criminal system.