The 23rd Annual HCCA Compliance Institute was such a hit! Our team was so impressed with all of the hard work and logistics that went into the event, and the outcomes we experienced with so many meaningful conversations, informative sessions, and so much more. Let’s take a moment to look back and acknowledge what made for such a great week in Boston!

Joanne Chiedi, Principal Deputy Inspector General, OIG HHS Update

Joanne Chiedi OIG HHS Principal Deputy Inspector General
Joanne Chiedi OIG HHS Principal Deputy Inspector General

Filling in for Inspector General Daniel Levinson this year was the HHS OIG Principal Deputy IG – Joanne Chiedi. Her presentation encouraged compliance professionals to be bold and to take action. “Compliance must have a seat and a voice at the innovation table”. 

Chiedi mentioned a few main points to introduce her topic of Oversight and Compliance at This Time of Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare 

  1. We cannot oversee what we do not understand. Effective oversight requires understanding how healthcare is delivered today and how it will be delivered in the future.
  2. Compliance must have a seat and a voice at the innovation table. Embrace technology and innovation at this revolutionary time in healthcare.
  3. Give Compliance the data. If anyone in your organization has data, Compliance should have access to it, too.
  4. Compliance and innovation must advance together. Compliance can and will play a big part in getting innovation right in healthcare.

If you want to predict and manage risks, if you want to delve beyond what happened, to explore why, give Compliance data, give them C-suite support, and freedom to do their jobs.” – Joanne Chiedi

The presentation was a great overview of the current healthcare ecosystem and the unique role of compliance professionals to uphold quality standards and processes. To discover more of her presentation, check out the HHS OIG’s Joanne Chiedi Compliance Institute recap.


Kimberly Brandt, Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations, CMS Update

Kimberly Brandt CMS HCCA Compliance Institute
Kimberly Brandt, Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations, CMS

Kimberly Brandt, the Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations representing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) joined the conference once again to deliver a CMS update. We always enjoy getting to hear from Kimberly as she helps to apply new policies and initiatives to everyday scenarios. 

During our time at this year’s HCCA Managed Care Conference, we received a sneak peek of some of the announcements from CMS.

  • Patients over Paperwork
  • Interoperability and MyHealthEData
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • Program Integrity

To find out more information on important CMS updates and releases, check out the Newsroom for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Kimberly Brandt 2019 HCCA CI Presentation Slides


HCCA Compliance Institute Breakout Sessions

There were so many great breakout sessions and learning tracks at this year’s conference with a wide variety of speakers and topics. Our Chief Compliance Officer, Donna Thiel spoke on Monday during a Post Acute session, and I was fortunate to collaborate with colleagues from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and a healthcare legal expert. Take a look!

Monday, April 8

Creating a Compliance Plan in the New Post-Acute World

Speakers: Barbara J. Duffy, Shareholder, Lane Powell | Donna Thiel, CCO, ProviderTrust

Topics: 

  • Risks are changing with new payment models and inter-operability; what risks should you consider building into your compliance plan
  • OIG Work Plan monthly updates; Do you update your plan monthly? How do you incorporate this new information?
  • Are you prepared for the future? How does your plan incorporate the new Requirements of Participation?

Presentation Slides


Tuesday, April 9

The State of Exclusions and OIG Enforcement Actions

Speakers: David M. Blank, Quarles & Brady LLP | Geoffrey Hymans, Office of Inspector General (OIG) | Michael Rosen, Co-founder, ProviderTrust

Topics:

  • Review of the latest statistics and breakdown of exclusions at the OIG and discuss trends and traps
  • Hear from a former Senior Counsel to HHS-OIG who advised OIG on exclusions and gain a better understanding of OIG’s enforcement approach and how to avoid/ mitigate enforcement
  • Review of relevant cases of enforcement and learn tips for effective exclusion monitoring

Presentation Slides


HCCA Compliance Institute Exhibitors  

HCCA 19 ProviderTrust Booth

This year certainly was an exciting one as we had two booths in the exhibit hall. Hopefully, you were able to catch us by the pancake artist and said hello! It was a pleasure to meet so many new people, see our current partners, and have a little fun! 

Cassidy Cole HCCA CI 2019

We were so thrilled to welcome a Nashville artist to set up her studio this year and help us tell the story of the “State of Exclusions“. The artist was tasked with representing each state with a painting that describes how well they are reporting exclusion data to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the general public. As you can see, not all states are equal…with some data being very sporadic. Take a look at Cassidy Cole’s artwork!

Cassidy Cole HCCA CI 2019


2019 HCCA Compliance Institute was a Huge Success

Our team at ProviderTrust is proud of the relationships we have created over the years with our current and potential clients. Each year our goal is to develop new relationships and help get a good pulse for each individual healthcare professional’s needs.

Thank you HCCA for another great Compliance Institute! The energy and organization for this year were so great and we can’t wait to see you again next year in Nashville for the 24th Annual HCCA Compliance Institute! We are already planning to make you feel welcome in Music City – stay tuned for details on events and more! 

HCCA Compliance Institute 2019 Nashville ProviderTrust


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Written by Michael Rosen, Esq.

ProviderTrust Co-Founder, mrosen@providertrust.com

Michael brings over 20 years of experience founding and leading risk mitigation businesses, receiving numerous accolades such as Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 Award and Nashville Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.

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