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Overview

The Fifth Annual National Congress on Health Care Compliance continues the national dialogue on the regulation on health care finance and delivery in the United States. This fifth anniversary Compliance Congress features representatives of all major governmental agencies, including, DHHS, FBI, DOJ, FTC, IRS and SEC, which regulate health care. Additionally, special sessions have been added to address emerging challenges of responding to bioterrorism; assessing the effectiveness of compliance initiatives; implementing corporate integrity agreements; establishing policies and procedures to avoid qui tam litigation; integrating ethics into compliance programs; and adopting strategies for compliance with health care privacy, data security, Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) and HIPAA compliance. The Congress will also feature a fifth anniversary reception and performance by the nationally-acclaimed political satire group, the Capitol Steps on the evening of Thursday, February 7.

The National Congress on Health Care Compliance has addressed the major challenges facing health care compliance professionals since 1998. Featured faculty have included the Secretary of HHS, the HCFA Administrator, the Acting HHS Inspector general and many other leading public and private sector investigatory, enforcement and prosecutorial officials. The Fifth Congress is proud to present a keynote addresses by Tom Scully, the Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services and Professor Malcolm Sparrow of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, along with representatives of DHHS, FBI, DOJ, IRS and SEC. Sessions will update you in detail on current and future enforcement initiatives. Leading compliance professionals, including attorneys, consultants and compliance officers, will articulate responsive strategies and share benchmarks for best practices compliance programs.

Over the past year, the pace of health care enforcement initiatives and responsive compliance efforts have increased. A number of prominent qui tam cases have been unsealed. Numerous large health care organizations, including pharmaceutical firms, have entered into substantial monetary settlements and executed corporate integrity agreements. The Congress will offer a plenary session Qui Tam update and a variety of concurrent sessions regarding implementation strategies for corporate integrity agreements.

As compliance professions confront the new millennium, they confront numerous new challenges, ranging form the implications of international terrorism, through integration of ethical concerns into compliance regimes, to the challenge of compliance with new regulation of health care privacy and data security in the form of GLB and HIPAA. The Congress will feature a special presentation by Linda Tiano, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, regarding her experiences when Empire's offices in the World Trade Center were destroyed.

The Congress will also focus on HIPAA compliance strategies. The Congress will feature a plenary presentation by Dr. Bill Braithwaite, popularly know as Dr. HIPAA, regarding the status of federal and state regulatory initiatives regarding healthcare privacy and data security. A focused track of concurrent sessions will address HIPAA compliance strategies. All registrants will receive a HIPAA Manual and Forms.

The Congress will convene governmental and health care industry experts to collectively tackle the issues which you will face in the coming year, and to help you arm yourself and your organization to meet these challenges. You will find answers through peer discussion, informative presentations and the best compliance networking environment.


Who Should Attend the Congress

  • Health Care senior executives and leaders, including CEOs and CFOs in hospitals, medical groups and IPAs, ancillary providers, long term care organizations and health plans
  • Members of the board of trustees of Health Care enterprises
  • Health Care compliance officers
  • Health Care risk managers
  • Health Care finance, patient accounts, coding, and billing specialists
  • Physicians, Pharmacists, RNs and other health professionals
  • Health Care consultants and attorneys
  • Health Care regulators
  • Health Care journalists, researchers and policy makers

Goals and Objectives

  • To Provide an Overview of the Various Federal and State Laws and Regulations Applicable to Health Care Finance and Delivery in the United States
  • To Analyze the Bench Mark Approaches to Compliance Strategies in Health Care
  • To Investigate the Preeminent Technology and IS Solution for Health Care Compliance
  • To Identify Strategies for Cooperation and Coordination among Compliance Officers, Ethics Officers, Privacy Officers, Security Officers and Legal Counsel
  • To Share through Case Studies the Experiences of Successful Health Care Compliance Programs


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