Health Care Compliance Association's 13th Annual Compliance Institute

29 April 2009 Las Vegas, NV Past Event

Location

Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV

Agenda

April 26-29, 2009

Foley attorneys Janice Anderson, Michael Blau, Heidi Sorensen, Lawrence Vernaglia, and Cheryl Wagonhurst are speaking at the Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA) 13th Annual Compliance Institute, April 26-29, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Vernaglia is speaking on April 27, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with Lisa Ohrin, Acting Director of the Division of Technical Payment Policy, CMS. Their session is titled "Do Anything, but Don't Stand in My Blue Suede Shoes: A Compliance Officer's Analysis of Stark Law Financial Relationships." Topics to be covered include: 

  • Application of the new principles and how to issue-spot for compliance risks
  • Identification of problems with formerly compliant arrangements that may require renegotiation as a result of the new regulations
  • Considerations of the application of the latest changes and interpretations from CMS on the relationships between physicians, hospitals, and other entities providing designated health services

Ms Wagonhurst is speaking on April 27, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. with Paul Belton, VP of Corporate Compliance with Sharp Healthcare, Margaret Hambleton, Sr. VP, Ministry Integration with St. Joseph Health System, and Audrey Andrews, Chief Compliance Officer with Tenet. Their session is titled "Large Hospital & Health Systems." Topics to be covered include: 

  • How to ensure that you are maximizing the use of your compliance program resources
  • Re-evaluating the traditional compliance program structure and support
  • How to make your policies and procedures understandable and your training more effective

Ms. Anderson is speaking on April 27, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. with Lisa Murtha, Managing Director with Huron Consulting. Their session is titled "Obstacles to Improving Quality of Care and How to Overcome Them." Topics to be covered include:

  • Notwithstanding the longstanding focus on Quality of Care, hospitals and physicians have struggles to prevent medical error and improve quality
  • Discuss why it is more important than ever that health care entities tackle the impediments to preventing medical error and proactively driving quality of care
  • This presentation will focus on the legal, operational, financial, and clinical obstacles to improving quality of care (and ultimately enhance compliance) and discuss various approaches to solving them

Mr. Blau is speaking on April 28, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with Daryl Johnson, Partner with HealthCare Appraisers. Their session is titled "Fair Market Value and Health Care Compliance." Topics to be covered include:

  • Recent regulatory changes affecting "per click" leases, under arrangements and other transactions
  • Assessing FMV of pay for quality programs after Advisory Opinion 08-16 and proposed Stark rules
  • Approaches to establishing FMV, whether performed internally or by an outside consultant

Ms. Sorensen is speaking on April 28, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. with Dawn Carman, Principal with Denali Compliance Group, LLC, and Jeff Fitzgerald, Partner with Faegre & Benson. Their session is titled "EMTALA Compliance and the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law." Topics to be covered include:

  • Discussion of EMTALA basics and new regulations for call coverage
  • Structuring call coverage without implications fraud and abuse laws

Resources and operational challenges in EMTALA compliance For more information please visit HCCA's Web site.

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Health Care Compliance Association's 13th Annual Compliance Institute

Location

Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV

Agenda

April 26-29, 2009