Thursday, February 27
07:30 AM - 08:25 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast (provided)AnchorageAK
08:25 AM - 08:30 AMWelcome and Opening RemarksAnchorageAK
08:30 AM - 09:30 AMBreakout Sessions#HAK01Handling Self-Reports with The Alphabet Soup of Regulators Brian Flood, Partner - Attorney, Husch Blackwell LLP
HCCA#SAK01Training Programs - One size does not fit all! Ute Kragl, Compliance Officer, Department of Defense
- The basics of a Self-Report under federal and state rules,
- The requirements to make a due diligence inquiry, analyze for a repayment, make self-referral or all the above under the 60 Day Rule,
- How to make tactical and strategic decisions to meet the legal requirements and
- How to handle frequent business challenges that come with a review that may lead to a Self-Report
- Building an interactive and repeatable training program for the workforce.
- Interpret laws, regulations, and policies in layman’s terms, telling them the risks and consequences, and instilling an incident reporting culture.
- Conduct trend analysis and add to awareness updates.
09:30 AM - 09:45 AMNetworking BreakAnchorageAK
09:45 AM - 10:45 AMBreakout Sessions#HAK02Key Challenges in Cybersecurity Mark Boutwell, Technical Director, DoD
HCCA#SAK02Contract Compliance Overview Sheryl Vacca, SVP/Chief Risk Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health
- Investment in cybersecurity by an organization’s leadership is crucial to acquiring the necessary resources to implement and sustain a robust program.
- Communication between the applicable organizational programs like cybersecurity, compliance, and training is critical to deliberate planning, implementation, and sustainment.
- A training program that arms the workforce with the required knowledge and experience for today’s cyber threats.
- Understand the elements needed related to a contract compliance program
- Identify 3 key priority areas for the compliance professional in the contracting process
- Develop a monitor tool for the contract management process
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking BreakAnchorageAK
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMBreakout Sessions#HAK03Cybersecurity and Safeguarding Healthcare Records Andrea Baker, IT Manager, Risk Advisory Services, BDO USA LLP
HCCA#SAK03Tips for Conducting Interviews During Internal Investigations Brian Flood, Partner - Attorney, Husch Blackwell LLP
- Today’s Threat Landscape
- IT Security Maturity Assessment
- Cybersecurity and its Impact on Healthcare
- Strategies for gathering information: Should you use the carrot or stick?
- Tips for protecting the privilege, including how "overlabelling" can backfire.
- Why some of the classic tips about interviewing may not be the most effective
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLunch (provided)AnchorageAK
01:00 PM - 02:00 PMBreakout Sessions#HAK04Federal Regulations for Research with Alaska Native People Terry Powell, IRB Administrator, Alaska Native Medical Center
HCCA#SAK04Managing Compliance Risk: Audit and Monitoring Strategies Sharon Hartzel, Director, Moss Adams LLP
- 2018 Final Rule
- What Changed and What Stayed the Same
- Overview of Research Review with Alaska Tribal Health Organizations
- Strategies to consider when designing, conducting and reporting out on an audit
- Considerations for potential corrective action plans and how to drive results without creating additional risk
- Ongoing monitoring tips and suggested areas of focus
02:00 PM - 02:15 PMNetworking BreakAnchorageAK
02:15 PM - 03:15 PMBreakout Sessions#HAK05The Art of Benchmarking for Risk: How to Target your Outliers without needing a Math Degree Jared Krawczyk, Director of Analytics, Nektar Analytics
HCCA#SAK05Fraud, Bribery, Anti-Corruption Robert Mroz, Managing Director, Forensic Investigation & Litigation Svcs, BDO USA LLP Steven Kuzma, Senior Managing Director, Forensic Investigation & Litigation Services, BDO USA LLP
- Explore benchmarking techniques needed to assess the risk of a physician’s coding patterns (E/Ms, Modifiers, Productivity, Procedural Billing)
- Demonstrate how to organize the analysis results into one comprehensive physician compliance scorecard
- Discuss how to apply the benchmarking results for the entire medical group into a singular prioritized audit plan. (Providing actual example audit plans)
- GDPR’s impact on Fraud, Bribery and Anti-Corruption issues
- Focused Risk Assessments
- DOJ’s re-evaluation of corporate compliance programs
- Case studies
03:15 PM - 03:30 PMNetworking BreakAnchorageAK
03:30 PM - 04:30 PMBreakout Sessions#HAK06Updates from OCR in HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Enforcement Danielle Archuleta, Supervisory Equal Opp. Specialist, HHS Office for Civil Rights, Pacific Region
HCCA#SAK06Future Risk: Why Compliance Won’t be Good Enough and What to Do About It Howard Mannella, Managing Principal, Alternative Resiliency Services Corp
- HHS/OCR Updates and Highlights
- Recent Enforcement Activity
- Focus areas for HIPAA compliance
- Understand the changing nature of Risk, from blockchain to machine learning/AI to innovative political terror
- Understand WHY Compliance will not be enough to protect your organizations
- Take away practical tips and practices to immediately start moving from Compliance to Risk Reduction
Friday, February 28
08:30 AM - 09:30 AMContinental Breakfast (provided)AnchorageAK
09:30 AM - 10:30 AMBreakout Sessions#HAK07Clinical Trial Billing - A Tour through the Rules (and how to get your systems to do it for you) Wendy Portier, Independent Consultant Cynthie Lawson, Consultant, Self-Employed
HCCA#SAK07Is Your Compliance Program Effective? Debbie Troklus, President, Troklus Compliance Consulting Sheryl Vacca, SVP/Chief Risk Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health
- Understand how to apply the CMS clinical trial billing rules
- Conduct a mock review of hospital and professional claims using a coverage analysis
- Using systems to help streamline processes
- Discussion of measurements to be used to monitor effectiveness
- Discussion of the DOJ/HCCA/OIG effectiveness documents
- Interactive discussion conduct compliance effectiveness assessments
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMNetworking BreakAnchorageAK
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMBreakout Sessions#HAK08A Practical Approach to Risk Assessment and How it Ties to Compliance Effectiveness Elizabeth Wade, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, Corporate Compl, Signature Healthcare Consulting Services, LLC
HCCA#SAK08Internal Investigations: Updating Your Approach to Investigating and Responding to Allegations of Wrongdoing to Achieve Better Outcomes Kevin Feldis, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
- Understand how Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Auditing, Compliance Work Plans and Reporting drive Compliance Effectiveness
- Learn how to quantify and track results to demonstrate Compliance Effectiveness to your Compliance Committee and Board
- Tools and Resources to help you assess your organization’s Compliance Effectiveness and measure results
- Planning ahead for responding to allegations; limiting and defining the scope of investigations
- Protecting your brand/company reputation; minimizing legal risks, protecting privileges and preparing to defend against claims
- Remediating and moving forward
11:45 AM - 12:45 PMLunch (provided)AnchorageAK
12:45 PM - 01:45 PMBreakout Sessions#HAK09Boards Oversight Role:The Right Questions to Ask Debbie Troklus, President, Troklus Compliance Consulting
HCCA#SAK09Rightsizing Compliance Miranda Strong, Associate General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Bering Straits Native Corporation Renee Wardlaw, Sr. Dir. Compliance & AGC, Bristol Bay Native Corporation
- Understanding the Boards role in the compliance program
- Designing board education
- Questions that Board Members should be asking of the Compliance Officer
- In light of compliance program best practices and the Department of Justice 2019 Guidance, discussion including live polling, tools, and examples tailoring compliance programs to companies resources and risks.
- Focusing on design, implementation, and incident response
01:45 PM - 02:00 PMNetworking BreakAnchorageAK
02:00 PM - 03:00 PMBreakout Sessions#HAK10Building an Effective Investigative Team Michael Sandulak, Director of Investigations, Providence St. Joseph Health Stephanie Tasker, Regional Compliance Director, Providence St. Joseph Health
HCCA#SAK10Cloud Computing and Mobility Mark Boutwell, Technical Director, DoD
- Evaluation: Identifying goals, assessing the current program, leveraging internal resources, and defining roles/responsibilities and scope of work. Ensuring investigations are valuable (consistent, high quality), variable (adaptable), and visible
- Investigation program elements: Building the team (identifying the right investigators and partners, and developing the right knowledge and skills), assembling the critical tools for your investigation’s program, and developing metrics to monitor progress including real life application scenarios.
- Communicating for success and sustainability: Delivering well-written and complete reports, demonstrating an effective investigations process to reporters and stakeholders, and obtaining buy-in from senior leaders, stakeholders, and your team
- The advances in software development often out pace cybersecurity, compliance, and training programs.
- The convergence of cloud computing and mobility has introduced privacy and security challenges, which may result in strategic surprise.
- A robust training program has consistently been identified as a key element in preparing the workforce in responding to the related privacy and security challenges
03:00 PM - 03:05 PMOverall EvaluationAnchorageAK
Agenda subject to change.