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Handouts - 2017 - Regional - Washington DC

Washington DC Regional Conference 
March 10, 2017
Washington DC

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The Importance of Understanding Cybersecurity in a Complex Threat Environment

Mac McMillan, CEO, Cynergistek, Inc.

  • Explain the current cybersecurity landscape in healthcare, including recent and emerging trends, and how these threats impact compliance programs
  • Identify the risks posed to provider organizations by cyber attacks, and offer proven strategies for mitigating that risk
  • Examine real-world examples of breaches caused by cybersecurity threats, such as phishing attacks, malware, ransomware and more
  • Distinguish best practices for creating cybersecurity awareness at an organization-wide level

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Lessons Learned from FCPA Cases in Healthcare

Sulaksh Shah, Partner, PWC
Gerardo Salazar, Director, PWC

  • Provide an overview of FCPA enforcement trends in health care
  • Discuss relevant FCPA cases and lessons learned
  • Discuss leading compliance practices to mitigate corruption risks

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A Breach Is Just the Beginning: Privacy and Security Enforcement Trends

Adam H. Greene, Co-Chair, Health Information Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

  • The status of the HIPAA audit program
  • OCR investigations and settlements
  • Data breach class action lawsuits

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Words Matter: How to Change Your Results by Changing your Language

Scott Intner, Chief Compliance Officer, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates

  • Connect with your audience. Know who they are and what does – and doesn’t – drive action. Saying “it is required” isn’t enough.
  • The #1 reason for most HIPAA issues is staff carelessness. To get staff to buy in and pay more attention, don’t talk about HIPAA as the law; talk about patient privacy, respecting patients, and how it impacts actual health care.
  • Need to get physicians to document better? Make sure they understand how medical records have changed and what they are now used for.

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Analysis of the Annual Work Plan

Valda Clark Christian, VP and Chief Compliance Officer, Office of Corporate Business Integrity, MedStar Health, Inc.
Cecil McCarthy, Entity Compliance Officer, MedStar Health, Inc.

  • Review key elements of the 2017 OIG Work Plan
  • Highlight new reviews and activities planned by the OIG
  • Discuss how compliance officers can integrate the OIG Work Plan into annual risk management and entity work plan development

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Compliance Program Effectiveness – Use of Surveys

Ahmed Salim, JD, CHC, Regional Compliance Officer, Presence Health

  • The importance of conducting a comprehensive and effective internal compliance survey to measure the effectiveness of your compliance program
  • Properly implementing a survey to ensure the maximum level of participation and to determine the best type of survey to help reduce your department’s cost and time
  • Conducting a survey that fits your organization’s culture
  • Utilizing your compliance survey findings to effectively analyze survey results and trends to drive process and outcome improvements within your organization

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