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Agenda

Monday

 
Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided) 7:30 – 8:00 am
Welcome / Introduction 8:00 – 8:05 am
Introduction to Healthcare Compliance 
  • High-level overview of Healthcare compliance program elements
  • Sharing problems and practices in implementing a compliance program
  • Understanding of the seven elements
8:05 – 10:05 am
Break 10:05 – 10:20 am
Compliance Oversight and Infrastructure
  • Understand the importance of structure vs. operations
  • The components of an effective compliance infrastructure
  • Implementation of a compliance program, selection of qualified staff, and budgeting for program
10:20 am – 12:05 pm
Lunch (provided) 12:05 – 1:00 pm
Standards, Policies, and Procedures 
  • The importance of having a standards of conduct
  • Essentials components of policies and procedures
  • Evaluating the adequacy of compliance Standards and Policies
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Break 2:30 – 2:45 pm

HIPAA

  • A high-level overview of the privacy and security regulations
  • Understand how to break down HIPAA issues
  • Apply HIPAA rules to scenarios and breaches
2:45 – 4:45 pm
   

Tuesday

 
Continental Breakfast (provided) 7:30 – 8:00 am
CHC Certification Discussion 8:00 – 8:15 am

Risk Assessment

  • Understanding the risk assessment process
  • Effective ways to conduct a risk assessment
  • Tools to implement a risk assessment process
8:15 – 10:00 am
Break 10:00 – 10:15 am

Auditing and Monitoring

  • Understand the basics of auditing and monitoring
  • Develop a compliance audit and monitoring risk based plan 
  • Reporting and communicating auditing and monitoring results
10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch (provided) 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Education and Training

  • Understanding how adults learn
  • Adult learning techniques, effective teaching styles, topics of interest, and evaluation of the educational programs
  • The difference between general and focused/targeted education
1:00 – 2:45 pm
Break 2:45 – 3:00 pm

Organizational Ethics

  • Ethical conduct and responsibilities of the compliance officer
  • Duties of the compliance professional
  • Board obligations related to an ethical culture
3:00 – 4:45 pm
Networking Reception 4:45 - 6:00 pm
   

Wednesday

 
Continental Breakfast (provided) 7:30 – 8:00 am

Conflicts, Discipline, and Incentives

  • Understand conflicts of interest
  • Practical ways to implement a conflicts of interest process
  • How discipline and incentives should be integrated into the compliance program
8:00 – 9:30 am
Break 9:30 – 9:45 am

Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute

  • Understand the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute and how they work in practice
  • Discusses case studies that illustrate compliance risks and current areas of focus for enforcement agencies
  • Explore compliance processes needed to prevent AKS and Stark violations
9:45 – 11:30 am
Lunch (provided) 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Reimbursement

  • Basic billing and reimbursement terminology 
  • Billing and reimbursement risk areas 
  • Mitigating billing and reimbursement risk areas
12:30 – 2:15 pm
Break 2:15 – 2:30 pm

Internal and External Investigations

  • Responding to enforcement agency investigations
  • Compliance professionals and best practices for internal investigations
  • Privilege, confidentiality and internal investigations
2:30 – 4:15 pm
   

Thursday

 
Continental Breakfast (provided) 7:30 – 8:00 am

Legal Risks, False Claims Act, and Self-Disclosure

  • Legal risks and healthcare compliance
  • False Claims Act and compliance programs
  • Self-Disclosure and resolution of compliance liability
8:00 – 9:30 am
Break 9:30 – 9:45 am

Compliance Program Effectiveness

  • Why evaluate compliance programs
  • Compliance program effectiveness indicators
  • Response, reporting and follow-up to compliance program effectiveness reviews
9:45 – 11:30 am
Academy Ends 11:30 am
CHC Exam Check-In Time 12:45 pm
Exam Time — Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)® Exam (optional)

The CHC exam is optional. You must apply and pay for the exam separately from the Academy.

To apply online, visit: hcca-info.org/Certification/ApplyforCCBCertification.aspx.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not present at the specified "Exam Check-in Time" as listed above, and as determined by the exam proctor, you will not be allowed to sit for the exam. Actual exam duration is 120 minutes, per the Candidate Handbook. The time range, listed at left, includes mandatory exam procedures and proctor instructions.

1:00 – 4:30 pm

Agenda is subject to change

All sessions for the Academies are Basic knowledge level:

Basic Program knowledge level is most beneficial to Compliance Professionals new to a skill or an attribute. These individuals are often at the staff or entry level in organizations, although such programs may also benefit a seasoned professional with limited exposure to the area.