Law Enforcement & Corrections
THIS SESSION IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTORIAL STAFF ONLY
The impact of the evolving opioid epidemic calls for a coordinated government response that unites public health and public safety agencies. Thus, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, a pilot program to utilize data to combat the devastating opioid crisis that is ravaging families and communities across America. Building on existing relationships, this data-driven initiative combines federal prosecutors, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General agents, and additional state and local partners to identity and prosecute individuals contributing to this epidemic.
This panel will provide an overview of opioid-related fraud and diversion schemes occurring across the care continuum. Trends vary over time or by region, due to a myriad of factors. Factors driving the prevalence of fraud and diversion schemes include drug distribution patterns, local health care practice patterns, addiction treatment accessibility, policy changes, and others. Panelists will discuss how these schemes exploit and hurt individuals, families, the health care system, and the greater nation. The importance of a coordinated public health and public safety response will be emphasized in how to overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities in addressing opioid-related and diversion schemes.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB,* GA Bar, GA POST.
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.