Register Here for On-Demand Access to HCA's November 4th Corporate Compliance Conference 

 

8:45AM

Opening Remarks

 

9:00AM – 10:00AM

OMIG Priorities and the COVID Pandemic

Erin Ives, Acting Medicaid Inspector General

This session will discuss how OMIG plans to conduct audits of home care and hospice providers for pre-pandemic practices while the COVID-19 pandemic continues; how state and federal regulatory relief will affect OMIG audits during the pandemic period; and how OMIG will treat practices impacted by the pandemic which have not been granted regulatory relief (i.e. the requirement for annual in-service aide training). OMIG will also highlight any other relevant areas deemed priorities in its current workplan.

 

10:15AM – 10:45AM

Morning Huddle on Liability and Risk for Home Care & Hospice Providers in Unpredictable Times 

Joe Levy, Senior Vice President, Risk Strategies

Al Cardillo, President and CEO, Home Care Association of New York State

With state legislation that rolled back COVID-19 liability protections and regulatory waivers at the state and federal levels, providers face even greater exposure to risk and liability during these unpredictable times. Veteran health care risk management specialist Joe Levy of Risk Strategies will highlight areas of liability for home care and hospice providers and offer strategies for mitigating risk.


10:50AM – 12:00PM

Conducting an Internal Investigation

Rachel Hold-Weiss, RPA-C, JD, Partner, Arent Fox, LLP

During this presentation, health care regulatory expert Rachel Hold-Weiss of Arent Fox, LLP will outline the legal requirements applicable to internal investigations for home care and hospice providers. Hold-Weiss will highlight the key elements of internal investigations and how to prepare a plan to conduct internal investigations and identify resources when conducting internal investigations. The session will also explore the factors that might necessitate seeking outside counsel or clinical consultation.

 

12:00PM – 12:45PM

Lunch

 

12:45PM – 1:45PM - Concurrent Sessions

 

Cares Act Provider Relief Fund Reporting Guidance  

Koy Dever, Principal, BKD

Recipients of Provider Relief Funds (PRF) exceeding $10,000 are required to submit reports to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) demonstrating compliance with the terms and conditions, including the use of funds for allowable purposes. On September 19, HHS published a “Post Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements” outlining PRF reporting deadlines and required data elements. That guidance contained some significant changes from previous FAQs. This session will review the latest available information on the timing of PRF reports, the content of the reports and related guidance regarding allowable expenses and lost revenue calculations. We’ll also discuss updates on repayment extension for Advanced and Accelerated Payment Program funds.

 

Documenting your Compliance with Wage Parity

Nancy Sever, Esq., Principal, Hinman Straub

The 2020-21 state budget included a series of provisions altering the compliance requirements pertaining to the state wage parity law for home care agencies and fiscal intermediaries providing aide or personal assistant services in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.  In this presentation, Nancy Sever, Principal at Hinman Straub, will review key compliance reporting requirements, including those outlined in new forms recently published by the Department of Labor.

 

1:50PM – 2:50PM

Protecting Your Agency’s Data: Latest Risks & Trends in Cybersecurity 

Dennis Ast, Senior Account Representative, OneGroup

Josephine Bottitta, J.D., MSW, Senior Vice President, Business Risk Specialist, OneGroup

Dennis O’Connell, Director of Healthcare Solutions, Custom Computer Specialists

In an unprecedented time of remote work, home care, hospice and other health care providers are at heightened risk for data vulnerability and breaches. From unauthorized access to ransomware and improper disposal of records, data breaches continue to rise as does the value of patient records which are what prompt these breaches in the first place. Breaches compromise health care providers, result in high-levy fines, and they put patients at risk, harming an organization’s reputation and exposure to possible class-action or civil litigation. Yet, many organizations struggle to understand where they’re exposed and what defenses are needed to make it harder for hackers to succeed. This interactive session will look at the creative ways that hackers are stealing data. It will also offer both short- and long-term tactics to mitigate your risk of a data breach and strategies to protect your organization if a breach does occur.


2:50PM – 3:00PM

Closing Remarks



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