MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's one thing to have a compliance program, but to have a truly effective one, there must be regular auditing and monitoring. To help health care providers ensure their programs reflect best practices, the Health Care Compliance Association's 18th Annual Compliance Institute will feature an 11 session Auditing and Monitoring educational track. Twenty expert speakers will outline the latest practices key to measure compliance program effectiveness and improvement.
The following dedicated sessions will be held over four days, from Sunday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego:
-Data Mining on a Budget: Effective Use of Information Technology Resources in Your Compliance Program - Speakers: Lisa Giglia, compliance analyst, and Laura Massa, compliance data specialist, Catholic Health Services of Long Island;
-Third-Party IT Service Providers: Hot to Conduct Risk Assessments and Design Appropriate Levels of Auditing and Monitoring of Safeguards for Your Organization - Speaker: Glen Mueller, vice president-chief audit, compliance, information security, and ERM executive, Scripps Health;
-Best Practices for Medicare and Medicaid HER Incentive Programs - Speaker: Regina Gurvich, chief compliance officer, AdvantageCare Physicians, PC;
-A Unique Approach to Auditing the Primary Care Exception - Speakers: Michael McKeever, director of compliance, special projects and audits, Rutgers University, Christine Anusbigian, specialist leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Bret S. Bissey, senior vice president, Compliance Services, MediTract, Inc.;
-Drug Billing Compliance in Provider Settings: Auditing Strategies - Speakers: Ryan Meade, director of regulatory compliance studies, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Corey Perman, senior compliance officer & legal counsel, Advocate Health Care;
-Continuous Auditing Programs - Speakers: Allen Still, and Ryan Merryman, senior manager, Forensic and Valuation Services, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP;
-Auditing and Monitoring Provider Based Services: Is Your Reimbursement at Risk? - Speaker: Debi Weatherford, executive director, Internal Audit, Piedmont Healthcare;
-Evaluating Audit Error Rates and Deciding What to Do Next - Speakers: Sara Kay Wheeler, partner, King & Spaulding, Tim Renjilian, senior managing director, FTI Consulting, and Tizgel High, assistant general counsel, LifePoint Hospitals;
-Anatomy of an OCR Breach Investigation - Speakers: Karen Eastmond, chief compliance officer, CenterLight Health System, Cliff Baker, managing partner, Meditology Services, and Candice Weatherly, compliance and privacy manager, CenterLight Health System;
-Integrated Risk Assessment: Compliance-Risk-Quality - Speaker: Elizabeth Johnson, vice president and chief compliance officer, The Christ Hospital Health System; and
-Monitoring Integrated within Operations - Speaker: Kelly Nueske, independent contractor.
About the 2014 Compliance Institute
HCCA's 2014 Compliance Institute, a four-day conference with 146 sessions, nine learning tracks, 231 speakers, will immerse approximately 2,000 conference attendees in the vast world of governance, regulatory risk, and compliance obligations health care compliance professionals face daily. The Compliance Institute is the primary education and networking event for professionals working in compliance and ethics in the health care industry. At this meeting, attendees learn the latest methods and strategies for developing and improving their compliance programs in this rapidly growing and evolving profession.
In addition to the Auditing and Monitoring track the Compliance Institute features the following tracks:
-- Hot Topics in Compliance track -- Long-Term Care Compliance track -- Physician Compliance track -- Privacy & Security track -- Quality of Care track -- Compliance Lawyer track -- How to Succeed as a Compliance Professional track -- Advanced Discussion Groups
Use this link to access the Compliance Institute website http://www.compliance-institute.org/
The HCCA, established in 1996 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is a non-profit professional membership organization with more than 9,000 members. It is dedicated to improving the quality of compliance. Visit HCCA's website at www.hcca-info.org. Tel: 888/580-8373.
SOURCE Health Care Compliance Association