AbstractID: 4183 Title: Health Care Fraud and Abuse This presentation will examine the basics of health care fraud and abuse law from the perspective of an experienced U. S. Department of Justice Attorney. With direct billing a subject of substantial interest with the membership, some knowledge of the laws and penalties regulating health care finance is important to make an informed decision. The Hon. Peter Winn, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, will present the main talk. Mr. Winn's career has centered on health care fraud and abuse prosecutions in Texas and Washington. In addition to his present position with the Department of Justice, he also teaches health care law at the University of Washington School of Law.