Publications & Presentations
April 15-18, 2018

HCCA's 22nd Annual Compliance Institute

April 15-18, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

Polsinelli is proud to announce that Shareholders R. Ross Burris, IIIIliana L. PetersKyle A. Vasquez, and Associate Lidia M. Niecko-Najjum are featured presenters at the 2018 Compliance Institute, hosted by the Health Care Compliance Association. The four-day event is designed for compliance professionals from a variety of health care backgrounds to address the complex challenges facing the health care compliance industry.


HIPAA Update: Policy and Enforcement

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM
Co-Presented by: Iliana L. Peters

  • Current trends in HIPAA enforcement,including lessons learned from settlement agreement cases
  • Recent important guidance from OCR
  • Latest statistics on breaches reported to OCR


DMEPOS Audit Trends: What to Expect and How to Respond

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Co-Presented by: R. Ross Burris, III

  • Despite reduced reimbursements, CMS continues to invest significant money in oversight activities, this session will discuss current audit trends, particularly with the RACs and UPICs, and focus particularly on responding to and appealing the audit findings successfully to avoid any long-term negative impact for suppliers
  • Learn to identify major trends being seen in the audit environment and methods to avoid denials and successfully appeal overpayments
  • Learn to identify key actions audit contractors can take to impact suppliers as well as the best approach to respond


Telemedicine: Regulatory Compliance Concerns in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Co-Presented by: Lidia M. Niecko-Najjum

  • Telemedicine is a fast-growing and evolving health care delivery method that is heavily regulated
  • There are multiple potential regulatory issues involved, including reimbursement, state and federal referral laws and the anti-kickback states; information privacy issues; medical device laws; malpractice considerations; and credentialing and privileging
  • Compliance professionals need to be involved and learn more about the ways that telemedicine is governed geographically, FDA and FTC considerations, and diligence to ensure PHI and billing information is transmitted securely to and from their organization


340B: Current State, HRSA Audit Enhancements and What the Future Holds

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 2:00 - 2:30 PM
Co-Presented by: Kyle A. Vasquez

  • Leveraging experiences from the 340B auditor/consultant and 340B attorney perspectives, discuss recent enhancements to the HRSA audit process, including areas of increased focus, and best practices to adequately prepare
  • Present the most frequently identified audit issues, root causes, and potential corrective actions to mitigate the risks moving forward
  • Provide an overview of the proposed regulation changes that may impact 340B programs and outline potential next steps covered entities should consider performing