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Meditract’s Healthcare Compliance Expert Bret Bissey’s Speaking Schedule

Posted By: Katie Regan / August 17, 2015

Healthcare Compliance Expert Bret BisseyBret S. Bissey, FACHE, senior vice president of Compliance Services of MediTract and a nationally recognized expert in healthcare compliance, will be speaking at a number of upcoming conferences listed below. If you are interested in having Mr. Bissey speak on the topic of healthcare compliance, please contact us at media@www.meditract.com.

August

Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 2015 Conference

On August 31, Mr. Bissey will address healthcare Internal Auditors, IT Auditors, Compliance Auditors and Finance Healthcare Professionals attending the AHIA 2015 Conference in Portland, Oregon. The session “Reviewing Contracts to Ensure Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance,” takes place from 3:50 to 5:30 p.m. and is co-presented with Michael McKeever, Director Internal Audit, St Peters Hospital.

During the presentation, Mr. Bissey will focus on helping healthcare organizations:

  • Recognize those arrangements that might implicate Stark and/or Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).
  • Analyze financial data to identify agreements that require scrutiny.
  • Review your current database of contracts to ensure compliance with Stark and AKS.
  • Collaborate with counsel and administration to enhance the contracting process.

September

GHP Network Purchased Services Meeting

On September 29, Mr. Bissey will speak at the Purchased Service Conference, hosted by the Global Healthcare Professional Network (GHP Network). The conference combines the deep purchased services expertise from leading organizations and industry experts. Mr. Bissey will speak on the topic of “The Intersection of Compliance and Purchased Services: Measuring Quality with your Outsourced Vendors,” with Peter Stelling, MD Buyline, and David Paschall, MediTract, from 9:50 to 10:50 a.m.

Mr. Bissey and his co-speakers will help providers:

  • Understand internal and external SOPs for purchased services.
  • Determine best practices standards for clinical vendor evaluation.
  • Measure and analyze quality and outcomes standards.
  • Understand how to manage and monitor opportunities for identifying vendor deficiencies.

October

HCCA Regional Conferences

On October 2, Mr. Bissey will address attendees of the Indianapolis Regional HCC Conference on the topic of “Benchmarking Compliance Programs” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The session will focus on compliance effectiveness benchmarking, budgeting and planning processes to achieving best practice.

During the presentation, Mr. Bissey will help attendees:

  • Understand the differences and similarities between benchmarking and effectiveness.
  • Learn techniques and tools to measure identified areas of your compliance program to assist in the benchmarking process.
  • Learn techniques to “sell” your benchmarking efforts to your leadership and board.

On October 9, Mr. Bissey will also speak to attendees of the Pittsburgh Regional HCCA Conference about “What Every Compliance Officer Needs in Their Toolkit.” The session, which runs from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., will cover:

  • Resources every compliance officer needs to develop an effective compliance program.
  • Methods to overcome obstacles and challenges.
  • Potential strategies to achieve success.

NJ HFMA 39th Annual Institute

On October 7, Mr. Bissey will address attendees of the New Jersey HFMA Annual Institute in Atlantic City, NJ. His first presentation will be on the topic of “Physician – Hospital Arrangements –Strategies to Reduce Compliance Risk” from 2:20 to 3:10 p.m.

In this session, he will:

  • Cover actions providers can take to develop proactive processes to deal with the risks.
  • Cover recent regulatory enforcement actions.
  • Share tested strategies to proactively establish compliance and legal activities within your organization to mitigate the potential compliance risks associated with these relationships.
  • Assist attendees to prioritize and implement potential strategies for this high-risk area.

Later that day, Mr. Bissey will participate in the discussion panel on “Best Compliance Practices for Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interests with Vendors and Suppliers to Reduce Risk.” The panel will take place from 4:20 to 5:10 p.m. with Kelly J. Sauders, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Jennifer Shimek, Principal, KPMG, LLP and Deb Carlino, Director of Healthcare Compliance and Audit, Rutgers University.

The panel, moderated by Mr. Bissey, will address best compliance practices related to vendors and suppliers, including exclusion checks, conflict of interest disclosures, credentialing, quality check and measurement on vendors, etc.

HCCA Clinical Practice Compliance Conference

On October 12, Mr. Bissey will address attendees of the HCCA Clinical Practice Compliance Conference in Philadelphia, PA on the topic of “Physician Arrangements – Strategies to Reduce Compliance Risk.” The session, which takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., is co-presented with Michael McKeever, Director Internal Audit, St Peters Hospital.

The discussion will focus on actions providers can take to develop proactive processes to deal with the risks, including includes tips to avoid liability for noncompliant relationships.

HCCA Healthcare Compliance Enforcement Institute

On October 25, Mr. Bissey will present on the topic of “The Government Enforcement Official and Chief Compliance Officer – Learned Experiences on Proactive Initiatives to Mitigate and Minimize Risk” at the HCCA Healthcare Compliance Enforcement Institute in Washington, D.C. Co-presented with Alec Alexander, Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the sessions will cover investigations, settlements and other experiences from Mr. Bissey and Mr. Alexander about what could have been done differently.

They will also answer the following questions:

  • What is the government looking for from a provider?
  • What approach should the provider take in dealing with a government inquiry – DPA or CIA?
  • Who should be negotiating the CIA for providers?
  • What elements is the government looking to have contained in these agreements?
  • How does the government review a Board’s activity and involvement in the program?
  • From a compliance officer perspective, what initiatives can be taken to make sure your Board is “on-spot” with its obligations?

November

HCCA Regional Conferences

On November 13, Mr. Bissey will address the audience at the Scottsdale HCCA Regional Conference about “What Every Compliance Officer Needs in Their Toolkit.” The session, which takes place from 9 to 10:30 a.m., will cover:

  • Resources every compliance officer needs to develop an effective compliance program.
  • Methods to overcome obstacles and challenges.
  • Potential strategies to achieve success.

Later that month on November 20, Mr. Bissey will also speak at the Nashville HCCA Regional Conference with co-presenter Anna Grizzle at Bass Berry & Sims on “Hot Topics and Lessons Learned from CIAs.”

The session, which takes place from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., will:

  • Highlight new trends in recent Corporate Integrity Agreements and discuss what this may mean for compliance programs.
  • Offer insights on a CIA’s effect on planned audits and for cause audits, work plans, engagement of consultants, communication with board members, etc.
  • Highlight proactive compliance initiatives that organizations can take today to reduce the possibility of not being subject to a CIA in the future.

December

New England Healthcare Internal Auditors Conference

On December 2, Mr. Bissey will address the New England Healthcare Internal Auditors in Mystic, CT from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. With co-presenter Dara Quinn, Vice President of Compliance and Internal Audit, CarePoint, Mr. Bissey will discuss “Best Practices for Managing Hospital-Physician Relationships to Reduce Risk.

The session will cover:

  • Recent regulatory enforcement actions.
  • Focused Arrangements.
  • How to prioritize and implement strategies for this high-risk area, including use of tools and technology.
  • Best practices for auditing contracts to identify potential noncompliance with the basic elements of Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance.

HCCA Regional Conference

On December 11, Mr. Bissey will address the audience at the Houston HCCA Regional Conference about “Providing Effective Compliance Education.” The session, which takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., will cover:

  • The OIG in its compliance guidance expects healthcare providers to provide compliance education and use multiple techniques or approaches to convey the compliance message.
  • Learn techniques and resources to engage and gain the interest of your audience during your compliance education.
  • What’s the best way to provide compliance education to different audiences? Is it in-person or via computerized training or maybe a combination of both?
  • What is the objective of your compliance education program? “AIDA”
  • Don’t forget about your leadership and board… Learn techniques to constantly “sell” your education to this audience.

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