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Handouts - 2018 - Regional - St. Louis

St. Louis Regional Conference
Friday, March 2, 2018
St Louis, MO

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OIG Enforcement Trends

Lisa Re, Assistant Inspector General, for Legal Affairs, HHS OIG

  • Regulatory Update
  • Self-Disclosure/Overpayments
  • OIG-Initiated Litigation

Presentation (2 slides/page)
Presentation (3 slides/page)

Research Compliance

Melissa Fink, MA, CIP, IRB Director, St. Louis University
Vonda Whalen, Compliance Manager, BJC Healthcare

  • Research Billing Compliance Overview
  • Research non-compliance issues and Best Practice for remediation
  • Common Rule and Single IRB 2018 Changes

Presentation 1 (2 slides/page)
Presentation 1 (3 slides/page)

Presentation 2 (2 slides/page)
Presentation 2 (3 slides/page)

Cyber Security

Lucie Huger, Officer, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC
Kevin Hormuth, Officer, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC

  • The Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) views on HIPAA breaches associated with ransomware
  • OCR enforcement actions taken and resolutions reached
  • Steps to help prevent a ransomware attack from occurring, how to mitigate the impact of a ransomware attack, and steps to take in the event of a ransomware attack
  • General trends in data breach litigation

Presentation (2 slides/page)
Presentation (3 slides/page)


Barry Mathis, Principal, PYA

  • Specific ransomware strains and their behavior in different environments
  • Behavioral based endpoint protection vs signature base protection and the impact on specific zero day attacks
  • Brief case studies on recent ransomware attacks on those who felt they were well protected. What failed?

Presentation (2 slides/page)
Presentation (3 slides/page)

Post-Acute Care Final Rule

Diane Felix, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale
Aarthi Krishnamurthy, Associate, Armstrong Teasdale

  • Key Medicare SNF regulatory and survey changes
  • Compliance challenges for post-acute and acute care providers
  • Overview of significant changes in sub-regulatory “guidance”

Presentation (2 slides/page)
Presentation (3 slides/page)


Compliance Program Structure and Effectiveness – Panel Discussion

Kathy Butler, Shareholder, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC

Tony Krawat, CHC, CHPC, SVP – Chief Compliance Officer, Mercy Health
Dave McCune, Vice President, BJC Healthcare
Mindy Phillips, CHC, System VP Corporate Responsibility, SSM Health

  • Compliance program structures within integrated delivery systems, including leadership and reporting mechanisms
  • Board member responsibilities and relationship with the Compliance Department
  • Strategies for evaluating, improving and demonstrating the value of an effective compliance program

Handout 1 (.docx)
Handout 2
Handout 3 (.pptx)
Handout 4 
Handout 5 (.pptx)