Preventing Stark and Kickback Violations, Cyber Threats to Protected Health Information among interactive Advanced Discussion Group sessions at the 2014 Compliance Institute

Dec 11, 2013, 13:15 ET from Health Care Compliance Association

March 30April 2, 2014, San Diego, California

10 lively and interactive Advanced Discussion Groups track sessions available

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether it is Preventing Stark and Kickback Violations, Handling Multiple External Audits and Compliance Reviews, or the Evolving Cyber Threats to Protected Health Information, health care compliance professionals looking for interactive sessions, will find it in the 2014 Compliance Institute's Advanced Discussion Group sessions. There are 10 Advanced Discussion Groups that address a wide variety of compliance-related topics included in this year's 18th Annual Compliance Institute, being held March 30 through April 2, 2014, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) announced today.

"Our attendees want advanced topics.  We meet that objective through advanced discussion groups.  We limit the class size to 50.  Each group has a specific topic and a facilitator who is not allowed to have power point slides or give a didactic lecture.  They are there to facilitate a discussion amongst the participants.  Compliance professionals who attend these sessions can drill down into the most advanced and complicated compliance issues facing our profession.  These sessions are very successful," said HCCA CEO Roy Snell.

Advanced Discussion Group sessions

The dynamic Advanced Discussion Group sessions offered at the 18th Annual Compliance Institute include:

-"Handling Multiple External Audits and Compliance Reviews," Speaker: Catherine Gray, director, corporate compliance, Vidant Health;

-"HIPAA Privacy Best Practice Discussion," Speaker: Joan Podleski, director of institutional ethics & compliance, Duke University;

-"Pointers and Pitfalls in Managing Work-Life Balance, Stress, and Burnout in the Compliance Profession," Speaker: Robert Ossoff, special assistant to the vice-chancellor for health affairs, Maness Professor of Laryngology and Voice, Vanderbilt University Medical Center;

-"Evolving Cyber Threats to PHI: How Can We Safeguard Data to Lessen the Frequency and Severity of Data Breaches?" Speaker: Rick Kam, president & co-founder, ID Experts;

-"Compliance Dashboards," Speaker: Shawn DeGroot, associate director, Navigant;

-"Reporting and Clinical Research," Speaker: Kelly Willenberg, owner, Kelly Willenberg, LLC;

-"Preventing Stark and Kickback Violations," Speaker: Brian Annulis, partner, Meade Roach & Annulis, LLP;

-"Risk Assessment Methodologies," Speaker: John Falcetano, chief audit & compliance officer, Vidant Health;

-"Compliance Training," Speaker: Al Josephs, senior director for policy and training, and Ryan Whitehall, manager ethics & compliance training, Tenet Healthcare Corporation; and

-"Ins and Outs of 340B Compliance," Speaker: Jeffrey Wiggins, vice president audit & compliance, Vidant Health.

For complete Compliance Institute agenda visit

About the 2014 Compliance Institute
HCCA's 2014 Compliance Institute, a four-day conference with 146 sessions, nine learning tracks, and 232 speakers, will immerse approximately 2,000 conference attendees in the vast world of governance, regulatory risk, and compliance obligations health care industry compliance professionals face daily. The Compliance Institute is the primary education and networking event for professionals working in compliance and ethics in the health care industry. At this meeting, attendees learn the latest methods and strategies for developing and improving their compliance programs in this rapidly growing and evolving profession.

In addition to the Advanced Discussion Group track, the Compliance Institute features the following eight tracks:

  • Hot Topics in Compliance Track
  • Privacy & Security Track
  • Long-Term Care Track
  • Compliance Lawyer Track
  • Auditing & Monitoring Track
  • Quality of Care Track
  • How to Succeed as a Compliance Professional Track
  • Physician Compliance

Use this link to access the Compliance Institute website

About HCCA
The HCCA, established in 1996 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is a non-profit professional membership organization with more than 8,500 members. It is dedicated to improving the quality of compliance. Visit HCCA's website at Tel: 888/580-8373. 

SOURCE Health Care Compliance Association