2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)

  1. Be a HIPAA ACE: Awareness, Collaborate, and Educate

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Joseph A. Piccolo, Dolores (Dee) Baughman  | April 01, 2020 

    • Awareness begins at the top. Engage your senior leadership through accountability, audits and your annual workplan

    • Collaborate with IT security, risk management, human resources, and legal to develop a strong focused infrastructure to support your efforts

    • Educate using varied platforms to meet the needs of your workforce

  2. Compliance Program Development: What Are the Basics from Infrastructure to Risk Assessment?

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Sheryl Vacca  | April 01, 2020 

    • Describe the fundamental elements

    • Discuss the importance of structure and risk assessment

    • Identify ways to leverage current resources

  3. Cybersecurity & Incident Response: The Nuts & Bolts of Avoiding and Responding to a Security Incident.

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Scott Wrobel, Debra A. Geroux  | April 01, 2020 

    • Cyber risk in healthcare: Presenters will provide an update on what is trending in cyberattacks, how they are getting in, why they are targeting healthcare, what they are doing and what they are looking for

    • Incident response: Real-world examples of how to handle incident response, including the steps to take for notification, remediation, and mitigation, and what to expect when the government starts their investigations

    • Lessons learned from a major breach and best practices for healthcare providers to avoid becoming the victim of a cyberattack

  4. Developing, Implementing, and Delivering Physician Audits

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Kimberly G. Huey, Sandra K. Giangreco Brown  | April 01, 2020 

    • You know you need to audit, but you want to make the most of your limited resources—how do you focus on what’s most important and structure your audits for the most impact? How do you present the results so that they will make a difference?

    • Why physician practices don’t audit, the benefits of an audit program, what areas should be audited, the benefits of an internal auditor versus and external auditor, the protection provided by attorney-client privilege, and more

    • From timing of the audit to choosing the auditor and the audit sample to delivering the results for the most impact and educating the physicians, this session walks you through every aspect of the physician audit process

  5. Focus on Compliance Officer Skills: Navigating Enforcement Actions, Investigations, and Settlements

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Ana-Cristina Navarro  | April 01, 2020 

    • Through case studies, speakers will review and seek attendee points of view on how adverse events, ranging from system failures to Privacy, HIPAA, or GDPR concerns, can lead organizations down the path of government surveys to formal enforcement actions

    • Speakers will illustrate how a privacy, compliance, or integrity team can assist and facilitate action planning and implementation to overhaul pertinent areas through policy development or revision, training, and careful support of needed culture change

    • Speakers will describe, and solicit input from attendees about, lessons learned and tools and methods for supporting organization wide efforts to navigate response to enforcement actions and build preventive activities

  6. Government Enforcement

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Kirk Ogrosky, Brandon Moss, Amanda P. Strachan, Miranda Hooker  | April 01, 2020 

    • Learn what investigative tools are used by DOJ and HHS-OIG to initiate different types of investigations

    • Best practices for addressing governmental investigations from hold notices, document collection and production, internal investigations, and resolution

    • Understand the obligations of legal and compliance officers throughout an investigation

  7. Health System Transformation, Fraud and Abuse Regulation, and Value-Based Purchasing: Rethinking Boundaries

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Jane Hyatt Thorpe, Elizabeth A. Gray  | April 01, 2020 

    • Understand opportunities and challenges posed by the current legal framework governing healthcare fraud and abuse as applied to new delivery and payment models that rely on financial incentives to encourage cross-sector collaboration and integration

    • Explore recent proposed changes to the existing healthcare fraud and abuse legal framework and evaluate whether and how these changes would better align the framework to the goals of a value-based payment system

    • Identify themes and trends across proposed changes to the fraud and abuse framework and discover the next steps for compliance professionals navigating an uncertain environment

  8. The Evolving Kickback from a Prosecutor's Perspective: Novel and Unique Arrangements Catching the Government's Attention

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Jon Ferry, Jason Mehta  | April 01, 2020 

    • Attendees will learn about how the basics of the kickback statute and will understand some of the emerging financial arrangements that have been scrutinized as running afoul of the Anti-kickback Statute (AKS)

    • Attendees will develop a better sense for how the government evaluates alternative financial structures and how the government assesses such arrangements for purposes of determining possible impermissible intent

    • Attendees will leave with key compliance strategies and 5-10 tips for structuring arrangements to avoid AKS scrutiny

  9. If They Can't Understand Them, They Won't Follow Them: The Art of Drafting Effective Compliance Program Policies

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Tomi K. Hagan, Gary Jones  | April 01, 2020 

    • Well-drafted policies are the infrastructure of an effective compliance program

    • If employees and volunteers can’t understand compliance policies because they are too “legal,” the likelihood of them following the policies is greatly reduced

    • Well-drafted, easy to understand policies will enhance the overall effectiveness of the compliance program

  10. Privacy Officer Round Table

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Adam Greene, Joan M. Podleski, Marti Arvin  | April 01, 2020 

    • Highly interactive discussion of the most challenging privacy issues facing privacy officers and other privacy counsel and staff

    • Audience members will select the privacy issues they would like to discuss, and will have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experience

    • Obtain practical solutions from experts and peers on some of the toughest day-to-day health information privacy challenges

  11. Surviving as a Compliance Officer Wearing Multiple Hats

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Lisa L. Boston  | April 01, 2020 

    • Per OIG Guidance, compliance programs should be scalable to the entity’s size, but wearing multiple hats can be successful

    • Different role scenarios and how to mitigate conflict of role

    • Building relationships to make it work

  12. Managing Your Conflicts of Interest Process: Lessons from the IRS 990, Maryland Health System, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Michigan State, and the Physician Sunshine Act

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): James G. Sheehan, Roy Snell  | April 01, 2020 

    • Conflict of Interest management-risks, disclosures, confidentiality, reputation

    • Who should be responsible for managing conflicts of interest reporting and evaluation? What systems and processes should your organization have in place? How can you tell if they are working?

    • Coming attractions in conflicts of interest: industry academic partnerships, IRS 990 data crawlers, Physician Sunshine Act, research integrity

  13. The 340B Program: Perspectives on How to Promote Compliance in Your Covered Entity

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Sue Veer, Michael B. Glomb, Coley Deal  | April 01, 2020 

    • A CEO, a 340B program manager, a compliance officer, and an attorney will discuss how to address the real-world compliance issues in the hospital and FQHC settings, including, applying the 340B patient definition across the continuum of care

    • Responding to challenges in dispensing 340B drugs to Medicaid beneficiaries and in managed care in particular

    • Monitoring for compliance, be ready for an audit 24/7, responding to new developments and OPA and other regulatory initiatives including current “hot topics”

  14. The Role of Compliance in Government Enforcement: An Exploration of Recent Enforcement Activities, Evolution of Settlement Agreements, and Insights from a Corporate Monitorship

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Tamara Forys, David Ogden, Shannon N. Sumner  | April 01, 2020 

    • Recent policy changes demonstrating the DOJ’s increased Retrieving data. Approach to enforcement will be explored and discussed, recognizing the value of an effective compliance program

    • From the perspective of a former US Deputy Attorney General and corporate monitor, recent DOJ policy activities will be explored including their impact on corporation credit in False Claims Act cases

    • This session will explore the evolution of settlement agreements, such as Corporate Integrity Agreements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements and the DOJ’s and OIG’s expectations for compliance with the terms of these agreements

  15. Tips for Conducting Interviews During Internal Investigations (2020 Virtual Compliance Institute)

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): David M. Glaser  | April 01, 2020 

    • Who should do interviews and how should you document them?

    • Recognize how some unconventional strategies, including telephone interviews, can be surprisingly effective

    • Learn how to properly educate witnesses while avoiding acts that may be considered obstruction of justice

  16. Measuring the Effectiveness of a Compliance Program Using the DOJ Guidance

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Joseph F. Zielinski  | April 01, 2020 

    • Discussion and analysis of the three “fundamental questions” that according to the DOJ guidance should be asked to determine the effectiveness of a compliance program

    • How the DOJ’s guidance specifically calls out various elements associated with a compliance program and what questions are asked to further assess how well these elements are contributing to the effectiveness of a compliance program

    • See and receive a tool that you can use to apply a data driven approach to assess how effectively your compliance programs aligns with the DOJ’s guidance on the effectiveness of a compliance program

  17. Auditing Compliance Effectiveness through a Lean Lens

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): LaQuenta Clarke  | March 31, 2020 

    • Establish two methodologies for developing an audit program for a compliance effectiveness review. Attendees will review programs for a well-established compliance program and a compliance program in its infancy stages

    • Discuss the requirements for an effective compliance program and provide best practices for mitigating key risks in high areas of vulnerability based upon the compliance program’s maturity level

    • Provide practical advice and tangible resources for incorporating lean methodologies into your compliance program practices

  18. Merger and Acquisition: Compliance Due Diligence

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Isaac M Willett, Steve Lokensgard  | March 31, 2020 

    • This session will briefly review the federal sentencing guidelines and help a small company understand whether a compliance program is voluntary or mandatory for your company

    • Understand options for implementing an effective compliance program in a small company, and that one size does not fit all

    • Understand some of the minimum expectations a large company will have with respect to compliance when acquiring a small, startup company

  19. Auditing the Trifecta: Compliance, Privacy, Security

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Debi Weatherford, Debra A. Muscio  | March 31, 2020 

    • Rapid expansion and overlapping responsibilities in the trifecta of compliance, privacy, and security have impacted the risks and opportunities for collaboration. These area leaders will discuss risks that have an overarching role

    • Provide updates on key regulations affecting the trifecta areas. Review key trends and risks associated with the areas and expanded opportunities for collaboration

    • Discuss strategies for monitoring/auditing and effective governance and control processes. Evaluate self-monitoring and audit programs and strategies to perform self-reviews or independent audits

  20. GENERAL SESSION: Artificial Intelligence Compliance Risks and Applications in Healthcare

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Vincent Walden, Caryl N. Brzymialkiewicz, Jim Passey, Julie Ward  | March 31, 2020 

    • Improving Compliance: Demystifying artificial intelligence (AI) into practical compliance monitoring applications

    • Managing Risk: Avoiding unintentional biases and outcomes with AI initiatives within your organization

    • Case Examples: Regulatory and organizational uses of advanced data analytical techniques, including AI

  21. Beyond Checking the Box: Best Practices for Compliance Training Design, Delivery, and Evaluation

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Gregory S. Rider  | March 31, 2020 

    • Learn how a large healthcare entity has applied the principles of adult learning and technology to advance their training efforts

    • Identify instructional design strategies and differences between in-person and online training approaches

    • Explore methods for evaluating the effectiveness of training

  22. Remotely Speaking: Strategies for Effective Remote Employees and Their Employers

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Niurka I. Adorno, Tomi K. Hagan, Kym J. Creekmore  | March 31, 2020 

    • Oh so far, yet still so close: Optimizing the opportunities that remote employment provides

    • Going the distance: Avoiding the pitfalls and compliance concerns with remote employment

    • You don’t have to be there, to be there: Tools, tips, and tricks to keep everyone connected

  23. Boot Scootin' Compliance Boot Camp: How to Lasso Your Leaders into Becoming Compliance Champions

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Shanna Luke, Jordan B. Muhlestein  | March 31, 2020 

    • Acquire a tool kit for creating a plan to engage leaders to become champions for addressing high-risk compliance issues

    • Discuss practical methods to deliver education to executives and physicians

    • Identify pitfalls inherent in education in a healthcare setting and suggestions of how to minimize them

  24. How to Understand Information Security Risk for the Non-IT Professional

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Ken Satkunam, Mark Schlader, Deanna Allen  | March 31, 2020 

    • Understand how to prioritize information security risks that have been identified through a risk analysis

    • Learn how to work cohesively with IT to develop a risk management plan that everyone can understand, accept, and realistically accomplish

    • Learn how to more effectively communicate information security risk and HIPAA Security Rule compliance to executive management and board members

  25. Compliance Essentials: Internal Investigations and Self-Disclosures

    2020 Virtual Compliance Institute (CI)  | Presenter(s): Leia C. Olsen, Tamar Terzian, Lori A. Wink  | March 31, 2020 

    • Understand the legal and practical considerations when deciding how and when to report compliance issues

    • Learn the anatomy of a compliance investigation, including when to perform an audit, the goals of the review, the steps in conducting the investigation, corrective action and follow-up

    • Identify key strategies for successfully coordinating investigations between the compliance department, in-house legal department, consultants and outside counsel