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SOURCE Health Care Compliance Association

Nine sessions address quality of care challenges for compliance professionals

March 31-April 2, 2014, San Diego, California

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The quality of care provided to patients by health care providers is increasingly connected with regulatory compliance. To aid health care compliance professionals with this compliance challenge, the Health Care Compliance Association's 18th Annual Compliance Institute is offering a Quality of Care educational track.

The Quality of Care educational track features the following nine sessions and 18 speakers held over three days, from Sunday, March 30 through Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

-Discharge Planning in Today's Regulatory Environment – Moderator: David Hoffman, Esq., president, David Hoffman & Associates with Speakers: Margaret Hambleton, vice president, chief compliance officer, Dignity Health, Karen Fernandes, president, AYR Consulting;

-Coordination of Quality of Care and Compliance across Institutions such as a County Hospital System and Academic Medical Centers – Speakers: Kevin Andrews, vice president quality and patient safety, Jackson Health System, Jennifer McCafferty-Cepero, chief medical compliance officer, University of Miami, Diana Salinas, chief compliance officer, Jackson Health System, and Laura Llorente, assistant county attorney, MiamiDade County Attorney's Office;

-Care Management: Can We Do It Better? – Speakers: Wilma Acosta, associate director, Risk & Compliance, and Alex Robinson, managing director, Protiviti Inc.;

-Ensuring Level of Care Orders in EHRs – Speakers: Harriet Kinney, organizational integrity manager, and Mary Beth Pace, system director, CHE Trinity Health;

-Not a Quality Expert? How to Integrate Quality into Your Compliance Program – Speakers: Donna Abbondandolo, AVP of compliance, Catholic Health Services of Long Island, and Patricia Ariel, senior vice president, Internal Audit & Compliance, Westchester County Health Care Corporation;

-The Quality Tsunami: PQRS, Practice Guidelines, Healthcare Fraud, and Malpractice Fraud – Speakers: D. Scott Jones, senior vice president, Claims, Risk Management & Corporate Compliance, HPIX, and Richard Moses, physician/attorney;

-What Are Your Patients Saying About Your Organization? Turning into Quality Through Your Patient Complaints – Speaker: Michele Tomlinson, director of corporate compliance, St. Mary's Healthcare;

-CMS Quality Based Payment Reform Initiatives – Speaker: Nancy Moser, vice president, Community Healthcare System; and

-Clinical Documentation and ICD-10 – Speaker: Harvey Bair, vice president of quality and analytics, The CODESMART Group.

About the 2014 Compliance Institute
HCCA's 2014 Compliance Institute, a four-day conference with 146 sessions, nine learning tracks, 231 speakers, will immerse approximately 2,000 conference attendees in the vast world of governance, regulatory risk, and compliance obligations health care 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 Quality of Care track the Compliance Institute features the following tracks:

  • Hot Topics in Compliance track
  • Long-Term Care Compliance track
  • Physician Compliance track
  • Privacy & Security track               
  • Auditing & Monitoring track
  • Compliance Lawyer track
  • How to Succeed as a Compliance Professional track
  • Advanced Discussion Groups

Use this link to access the Compliance Institute website http://www.compliance-institute.org/

About HCCA
The HCCA, established in 1996 and headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is a non-profit professional membership organization with more than 9,000 members. It is dedicated to improving the quality of compliance. Visit HCCA's website at www.hcca-info.org. Tel: 888/580-8373.

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