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OCR Investigations: Investigation Management from the Government and Defense Perspectives—Collaborate or Keep Each Other at Arm’s Length?

Anne-Sophie Whitaker, Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist, Office for Civil Rights
David Tolley, Partner, Latham & Watkins Lakeisha Applegate, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Office for Civil Rights

• Understand common compliance issues that OCR encounters
• Best practices to ensure compliance with the HIPAA Rules
• Understand best practices for responding to a government investigation


“Post” Pandemic Workplace and Employment Considerations

Shannon Taylor, Human Resources Business Partner, UMass Memorial Health
Andrew E. Silvia, Esq., Partner, Holland & Knight LLP Todd M. Torres, Esq., Associate General Counsel, UMass Memorial Health

• Mandating COVID-19 vaccines
• Managing remote work
• Handling child care and other pandemic-related accommodation requests
• Other developing employment topics


CURES Act, Information Blocking: It Takes a Village

Louisa Jones, Manager of Applications Development, Lifespan
Hannah Baldwin, Manager, Compliance & Privacy, SolutionHealth

• A discussion into the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and the tackling of a culture shift required for organizations to align processes with information blocking requirements under the Cures Act
• Discussion around challenges and the discovery of problems you didn’t know you had and how resources outside your village can be leveraged
• April 5, 2021 has past—am I done?! Discussing future governance structures, next steps for additional requirements under the Cures Act, and regulatory updates


Project Management in Compliance Programs

Kaitlin McCarthy, Associate Deputy Compliance Officer,
Beth Israel Lahey Health Integrity and Compliance
Dhara Satija, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP

• Common framework, considerations, and pitfalls
• Learn from industry best practices and tools
• Illustrative case studies


Home Hospitals

David Michael Levine, M.D., ClinicianInvestigator, Brigham Health and Harvard Medical School
Steve Gillis, Director, Compliance Coding Billing and Audit, Mass General Brigham
Lindsey Reilly, Director, Billing Compliance, Mass General Hospital

• The provision of hospital-level care in a patient’s home
• How programs have to adapt to meet CMS waiver requirements on specific policies, conditions of participation and reporting
• The need for additional CMS guidance: The “gray” areas
• What the future may hold for home hospital programs


Healthcare Regulatory, Enforcement and Policy Issues: A View to the Future from a Former CMS Leader

Kimberly Brandt, Partner, Tarplin, Downs & Young, LLC