Compliance Institute Preview [Podcasts]

By Adam Turteltaub

With the Compliance Institute fast approaching the speakers have already begun finalizing their talks.  To give attendees a sense of what they will be hearing, and those who are on the fence and idea of what will be discussed, the HCCA asked some of the presenters to give a preview of their talks.

Listen to them one at a time, or download a podcast containing all five.  Then, pick up some ideas for your compliance program, and plan to join us in Las Vegas, April 15-18, 2018 for the Compliance Institute.

HIPAA Update/ Enforcement
Monday, April 15
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Iliana L. Peters, J.D., LL.M., CISSP, Senior Advisor for HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement, HHS Office for Civil Rights
  • Current trends in HIPAA enforcement, including lessons learned from settlement agreement cases
  • Recent important guidance from OCR
  • Latest statistics on breaches reported to OCR
What Your Employees Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Effective Compliance Education
Monday, April 15
1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Andrea C. Merritt, Partner, Athena Compliance Partners
Ashlie S. Heald, Partner, Athena Compliance Partners
  • How to assess employee training needs to best address internal compliance risks. Learner characteristics and learning styles will be addressed
  • How to use resources and various training methods for effective education. Examples of interactive and scenario-based learning will be provided
  • How effective training translates to increased compliance. Learner comprehension will be addressed as it relates to learning styles
Insider Threats: Healthcare Privacy & Security
Monday, April 15
1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Michelle O’Neill, Director of Corporate Compliance/Privacy Officer, Summit Medical Group, PA
  • The Current State of Healthcare Privacy & Security
  • Insiders are Responsible for 90% of Privacy & Security Incidents and Authorized Users Represent Your Organizations Greatest Risk—Why?
  • How to Detect & Prevent Privacy and Security Insider Threats
How to Conduct a Compliance Risk Assessment
Tuesday, April 16
2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Margaret Scavotto, President, Management Performance Associates
Scott Gima, COO & Executive VP of Compliance & Management, Management Performance Associates
  • Compliance baseline audits and annual risk assessments will soon be mandatory for nursing home chains, and are a best practice for all nursing homes. Yet many homes have not completed the process, due to resources issues or not knowing where to start
  • In this session, we will take the mystery out of the compliance risk assessment process and walk through approaches you can take to conduct your own assessment – or oversee an assessment performed by a contractor
  • Special emphasis will be placed on strategies for evaluating compliance culture, board and Compliance Committee engagement, audit integrity, quality of reporting, and the program’s ability to spot and address new compliance issues
How Comprehensive Risk Assessments and Work Plans Set the Foundation for Successful Compliance Programs
Monday, April 16
4:15 pm–5:15 pm
Carl D. Winekoff, Principal, Winekoff Consulting
Andrei M. Costantino, VP of Integrity & Compliance, Trinity Health
  • In this session, we will discuss approaches for identifying internal and external risks and prioritizing considering the likelihood and magnitude of impact of legal, financial and reputational harm
  • We will discuss developing a work plan that can efficiently and effectively mitigate identified risks and monitoring the plan’s progress
  • We will identify practical tips for success, including the need for flexibility in a rapidly changing regulatory and enforcement environment


To listen to all five tied together as one podcast, just click below.



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