NTHCPA On Spring Break In March, RSVP Now For April 17 Program On ZPIC, OIG, RAC, EMTALA and OCR Risk Management On New Meeting Date

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North Texas Health Care Professionals is taking Spring Break in March as we transition our monthly meeting to a new date, the third Tuesday of the month. 

Beginning with the meeting on April 17, 2012 meeting on “Close Encounters of the Real Kind with the ZPIC, OIG, RAC, EMTALA and OCR: What’s an Organization to do?”, the new monthly meeting date will be the Third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The April 17 meeting will feature a presentation and discussion lead by Shelley C. Koltnow, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer Via Christi Health, on ” Close Encounters of the Real Kind with the ZPIC, OIG, RAC, EMTALA and OCR: What’s an Organization to do?”   Ms. Koltnow will share selected experiences, responsive and proactive strategies Via Christi Health has developed in light of a recent on-site audit by the OIG; ZPIC audits and impact of pre-payment review plans the RACs and an increase in EMTALA and HIPAA complaints.

NTHCPA is moving the monthly meeting date in response to member requests that the date be moved to resolve schedule conflicts with the Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section meeting and various other conflicting internal and external meetings. 

Speaker Shelly C. Koltnow, VP & Chief Compliance Officer Via Christi Health

In her 16-year health care career, Shelley Koltnow has served as the vice president of compliance/privacy, internal audit, legal services, and/or risk management in several large health systems in Ohio, Indiana and Kansas. She currently serves as the VP of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Compliance/Privacy Officer for Via Christi Health in Wichita, KS. She received her JD from the University of Akron (OH) in 1989 and her MBA in 2005 from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of American Health Lawyers, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Healthcare Compliance Association and the Gulf States Area TEGE Council.

RSVP & Register For Invites & Updates

The meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 17, 2012 at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706.  There is no charge to participate in the meeting.  To help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, however, advance registration is required.  RSVP here by 10:00 a.m.  on April 16, 2012.  A complimentary light lunch will be provided for those who timely R.S.V.P.  Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

About the NTHCPA & Involvement

NTHCPA exists to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance Professionals and others in North Texas who share these principles.  The vision of NTHCPA is to be a pre-eminent compliance and ethics group promoting lasting success and integrity of organizations within North Texas.

Would you or someone you know like to join the NTHCPA or get notice of upcoming meetings or events?  Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by joining our Linked In Group here and checking out the NTHCPA News here.  Interested persons also are encouraged to make sure we have your current contact information by sending an e-mail with the subject “NTHCPA Membership” containing your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.   Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested.

Sponsoring Meeting, Volunteering & Other Opportunities For Involvement

Would you like to get more involved?  We encourage persons interested in serving on the steering committee, sponsoring refreshments for an upcoming meeting, wish to suggesting topics or speakers, or seeking more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA to contact NTHCPA President Erma Lee at (817) 927-1232 or by e-mail here or  Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at (469) 767-8872 or by e-mail here.

This communication may be considered a marketing communication for certain purposes.  If you prefer not to receive future e-mail concerning meetings or other activities of the North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association or other marketing and promotional mailings from it, please send an email with “NTHCPA unsubscribe” in its subject heading here.

Please share this invitation with others who might be interested in this topic or other NTHCPA events!

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