Last Chance to Register for Our NTHCPA Luncheon Meeting on May 20th

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

“Physician Conflict Resolution: It Happens”

 Featuring Jane Ryan

PhD Psychology Student, Emotional Intelligence Coach and Relationship Manager at Training-Pros

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP hereby Noon on May 19, 2014

Register Early As Space Is Limited

Stay In Touch. Check Out Our New Newsletter, the NTHCPA News, here!

 

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals faced with these and other challenges to join us on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our Study Group Luncheon featuring Emotional Intelligence Coach Jane Ryan speaking on “Physician Conflict Resolution: It Happens.”

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, HOW

Conflicts among physicians or between physicians and others within an organization present significant risks and challenges for health care organizations impacting everything from quality, patient care, peer review, employment or shareholder liability, Joint Commission accreditation, recruitment and turnover and more. While most health care organizations and providers recognize the importance of preventing and managing these issues, finding or developing workable practical skills and strategies to keep or take the heat out of physician relationships is much more difficult. Ms. Ryan will lead a practical skill-development focused workshop to help health care compliance and other health care leaders understand and hone their skills for preventing, challenging and managing conflict among physicians.


  • Who is Negatively Impacted by Conflict?
  • What Can Be Done to Prevent and Resolve Conflict?
  • What are the Repercussions of Conflict?
  • What Does It Look Like When Conflict is Prevented?
  • What Information is Important to Learn?
  • When and Why can Conflict Take Place?
  • When is Conflict Disruptive and Damaging?
  • Where does Conflict Take Place?
  • Why Should I/We Care?
  • Why is this Important to Address?
  • HOW can I Make a Difference Now and in the Future?
  • What are strategies for institutionalizing these skills within your organization?


Registration & Meeting Details

This meeting is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 20, 2014 at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 features a complimentary luncheon for those who timely R.S.V.P. Networking and lunch service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Our program will begin at Noon. There is no charge to participate in the meeting. However space is limited and available only on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure your spot and help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, R.S.V.P. here as soon as possible and no later than Noon on May 19, 2014. Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

About The Speaker, Jane Ryan

 

Jane has over 20 years’ experience working with C-suite executives to line managers in leadership development, executive coaching, corporate learning and development and career transition coaching. She specializes in helping individuals as well as organizations in diverse industries achieve optimal performance levels through a very focused and measurable coaching process that produces measurable results. During Jane’s career she has worked with Fortune 50 to 1000 companies worldwide in the areas of organizational development. After a successful career with Wyatt (now Towers Watson) and Hewitt Associates (now AonHewitt), Jane now focuses her expertise helping individuals and organizations reach peak performance objectives through her intuitive ability to engage and drive human potential. She has a unique ability to quickly align and build rapport and trust with her clients and is a respected leader in her field.

In Jane’s coaching engagements she continuously and successfully helps executives and management achieve targeted and measureable results in their professional development. Her team coaching produces positive and measureable behavioral changes that build trust, collaboration and greater productivity and operational efficiencies. In her position as Relationship Manager at Training-Pros, she works closely with her clients supplementing their internal training staff with “on demand” subjective matter expert contractors in all aspects of organizational and learning development.

Jane is completing the final stages of her PhD in Psychology with her dissertation on leadership and social change. She holds a MS in Psychology with specialization in teaching and adult learning from Walden with a 3.76 GPA, and a BA in Psychology from Ashford University, graduating Magnum Cum Laude, she is an honored member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, Biltmore’s Who’s Who registry of executives and professionals, Toastmaster’s International and a certified emotional intelligence coach and psychometric assessments specialist.

 

About the NTHCPA

 

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, get notice of upcoming meetings or events and network on relevant professional developments with other health care professionals? Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by participating in our meetings and events, joining our North Texas Health Care Compliance Professionals Association LinkedIn Group and checking out the NTHCPA Newshere. To be added to our invitation list, we also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering to receive health care updates here or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.

 

Thanks To Solutions Law Press, Inc.

 

The NTHCPA thanks Solutions Law Press, Inc. ™. and its Coalition for Responsible Health Policy and Project COPE: the Coalition on Patient Empowerment, for its generous underwriting support of the May 20, 2014 luncheon.

Solutions Law Press, Inc.™ publishes the Health Care Update and other resources, as well as provides health care risk management, legal compliance, management effectiveness and other briefings, training, policy and operational consulting, and other resources and services on health care, human resources, employee benefits, compensation, data security and privacy, insurance, and other key compliance, risk management, internal controls and other key operational concerns. To review or receive the Health Care Update, participate in discussions in the Solutions Law Press, Inc. ™ LinkedIn Group or for other information about Solutions Law Press, Inc. resources and services, see http://www.SolutionsLawPress.com.

 

Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

 

Would you like to show your support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour? Want to help plan upcoming meetings? Suggest a speaker or topic? Help with the newsletter or website? Serve on the steering committee or get more involved in other ways? Get more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA? Send your inquiry by e-mail here.

This communication may be considered marketing purposes. If you wish to update your e-mail for purposes of or would 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 the word “unsubscribe” in its subject heading here.

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

This communication may be considered marketing purposes. If you wish to update your e-mail for purposes of or would 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 unsubscribe your profile here or send an email with the word “unsubscribe” in its subject heading here.

Managing Physician Conflict Topic of 4/15 NTHCPA Meeting: Register Now

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

“Physician Conflict Resolution: It Happens” 

  Featuring

Jane Ryan

Leadership Development and Executive Coach

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP hereby Noon on April 14, 2014

Register Early As Space Is Limited

Stay In Touch. Check Out Our New Newsletter, the NTHCPA News, here!

 

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals faced with these and other challenges to join us on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our Study Group Luncheon featuring Leadership Development and Executive Coach Jane Ryan speaking on “Physician Conflict Resolution: It Happens.”

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, HOW

Conflicts among physicians or between physicians and others within an organization present significant risks and challenges for health care organizations impacting everything from quality, patient care, peer review, employment or shareholder liability, Joint Commission accreditation, recruitment and turnover and more. While most health care organizations and providers recognize the importance of preventing and managing these issues, finding or developing workable practical skills and strategies to keep or take the heat out of physician relationships is much more difficult. Ms. Ryan will lead a practical skill-development focused workshop to help health care compliance and other health care leaders understand and hone their skills for preventing, challenging and managing conflict among physicians.


  • Who is Negatively Impacted by Conflict?
  • What Can Be Done to Prevent and Resolve Conflict?
  • What are the Repercussions of Conflict?
  • What Does It Look Like When Conflict is Prevented?
  • What Information is Important to Learn?
  • When and Why can Conflict Take Place?
  • When is Conflict Disruptive and Damaging?
  • Where does Conflict Take Place?
  • Why Should I/We Care?
  • Why is this Important to Address?
  • HOW can I Make a Difference Now and in the Future?
  • What are strategies for institutionalizing these skills within your organization?


Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 15, 2014 at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 will feature a complimentary luncheon for those who timely R.S.V.P. Networking and lunch service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Our program will begin at Noon. There is no charge to participate in the meeting. However space is limited and available only on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure your spot and help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, R.S.V.P. here as soon as possible and no later than Noon on April 14, 2014. Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

About The Speaker, Jane Ryan

 Jane has over 20 years’ experience working with C-suite executives to line managers in leadership development, executive coaching, corporate learning and development and career transition coaching. She specializes in helping individuals as well as organizations in diverse industries achieve optimal performance levels through a very focused and measurable coaching process that produces measurable results. During Jane’s career she has worked with Fortune 50 to 1000 companies worldwide in the areas of organizational development. After a successful career with Wyatt (now Towers Watson) and Hewitt Associates (now AonHewitt), Jane now focuses her expertise helping individuals and organizations reach peak performance objectives through her intuitive ability to engage and drive human potential. She has a unique ability to quickly align and build rapport and trust with her clients and is a respected leader in her field.

Jane is a Servant Leader who strives to achieve results for organizations by giving priority attention to the needs of those she serves – a humble steward of an organization’s human and financial resources.

In Jane’s coaching engagements she continuously and successfully helps executives and management achieve targeted and measureable results in their professional development. Her team coaching produces positive and measureable behavioral changes that build trust, collaboration and greater productivity and operational efficiencies. Also, transferring 20 years of business development and client management knowledge she has an innate talent helping professional service firms and sales teams develop and engage Strategic Account Planning with proven results retaining and expanding client relationships and services and increasing new business wins in today’s competitive business environment.

Jane is completing the final stages of her PhD in Psychology with her dissertation on leadership and social change. She holds a MS in Psychology with specialization in teaching and adult learning from Walden with a 3.76 GPA, and a BA in Psychology from Ashford University, graduating Magnum Cum Laude, she is an honored member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, Biltmore’s Who’s Who registry of executives and professionals, Toastmaster’s International and a certified emotional intelligence coach and psychometric assessments specialist.

 About the NTHCPA

 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, get notice of upcoming meetings or events and network on relevant professional developments with other health care professionals? Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by participating in our meetings and events, joining our North Texas Health Care Compliance Professionals Association LinkedIn Group and checking out the NTHCPA Newshere. To be added to our invitation list, we also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering to receive health care updates here or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.

 Thanks To Solutions Law Press, Inc.

 The NTHCPA thanks Solutions Law Press, Inc. ™. and its Coalition for Responsible Health Policy and Project COPE: the Coalition on Patient Empowerment, for its generous underwriting support of the April 15, 2014 luncheon.

Solutions Law Press, Inc.™ publishes the Health Care Update and other resources, as well as provides health care risk management, legal compliance, management effectiveness and other briefings, training, policy and operational consulting, and other resources and services on health care, human resources, employee benefits, compensation, data security and privacy, insurance, and other key compliance, risk management, internal controls and other key operational concerns. To review or receive the Health Care Update, participate in discussions in the Solutions Law Press, Inc. ™ LinkedIn Group or for other information about Solutions Law Press, Inc. resources and services, see http://www.SolutionsLawPress.com.

 Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

 Would you like to show your support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour? Want to help plan upcoming meetings? Suggest a speaker or topic? Help with the newsletter or website? Serve on the steering committee or get more involved in other ways? Get more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA? Send your inquiry by e-mail here.

This communication may be considered marketing purposes. If you wish to update your e-mail for purposes of or would 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 the word “unsubscribe” in its subject heading here.

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

This communication may be considered marketing purposes. If you wish to update your e-mail for purposes of or would 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 unsubscribe your profile here or send an email with the word “unsubscribe” in its subject heading here.

 

8/20 NTHCPA Meeting Rescheduled; Next Meeting 9/17 On Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N Role: Managing Physician Conduct In Health Care

NO AUGUST MEETING; 8/20 MEETING RESCHEDULED

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

SEX, DRUGS & ROCK ‘N ROLE:

MANAGING PHYSICIAN CONDUCT IN HEALTH CARE

Featuring

Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, J.D.

Managing Shareholder, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. & NTHCPA Vice-President

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP here by Noon on September 16, 2013

Register Early As Space Is Limited

Stay In Touch. Check Out Our New Newsletter, the NTHCPA News, here!

Whether false claims and other aggressive billing, referral or treatment practices, chemical dependency or other impairment, medical staff or other rule breaking, harassing or other disruptive conduct or a host of other personal behavioral or performance concerns, preventing and addressing personal misconduct and other risky behaviors by physicians on the staff or team of a hospital, medical practice personal misconduct often present major legal, quality, financial, political and operational challenges and risks for health care compliance, medical staff, risk management and other leaders.  Alternatively, properly directed physicians can significantly help the operation and performance of health care organizations in many critical ways.

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals faced with these and other challenges to join us on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our Study Group Luncheon featuring attorney Cynthia Marcotte Stamer speaking on “Sex Drugs & Rock ‘N Role: Managing Physician Conduct in Health Care.”

While physician involvement remains an operational necessity for most hospitals, group practices and other health care organizations, these and other health care organizations and other members of their team often face significant legal, financial, reputational and operational risks when a physician becomes impaired by chemical dependency, mental illness, stress, personal tragedy or other personal impairment; is disruptive; or engages in sexual or other harassment of staff or patients, billing, treatment, referral, anticompetitive or other illegal conduct, medical board or facility rule violations, or other acts of personal or professional misconduct. While these behaviors often create major risks for health care organizations and others, successful redress of these or other physician performance or misconduct concerns often depends upon the ability to successfully negotiate a complex minefield of due process and other procedural, legal, political, operational and other challenges.

Attorney Cynthia Marcotte Stamer will use lead participants in a workshop examining these challenges and discussion of strategies to help health care organizations and their compliance officers can use to help their organization prevent, investigate and redress these and other physician performance and misconduct concerns while managing HCQIA and other peer review, licensing board, contractual, defamation and other legal, professional and operational traps that often arise out of physician discipline or other corrective actions. On the other hand, well-motivated and properly focused physicians play a key role in leading quality, financial, compliance and other improvements in health care organizations and practices.

 Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 17, 2013 at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 will feature a complimentary luncheon for those who timely R.S.V.P. Networking and lunch service will begin at 11:30 a.m.. Our program will begin at Noon.

There is no charge to participate in the meeting. However space is limited and available only on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure your spot and help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, R.S.V.P. here as soon as possible and no later than Noon on September 16.

About The Speaker, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, J.D.

Attorney, author and health care change leader Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, J.D. is nationally and internationally recognized for her more than 25 years of health policy and legal work, process improvement and reengineering, publications and programs, and advocacy. Ms. Stamer works extensively with public and private health care organizations, managed care and health insurance organizations, governments and community leaders and others health industry compliance, risk management, quality, staffing, workforce, patient, quality and performance management, operations, governance, compensation, reimbursement and financing, regulatory and public policy, process improvement and reengineering and other health industry legal and operational concerns.

Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Vice-President of the North Texas Health Care Compliance Professionals Association, past Board Compliance Chair of the National Kidney Foundation of North Texas, Past President of Former Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance Interest Group, combines her health industry operations compliance, and risk management experience with an in-depth knowledge of federal and state healthcare, workforce, governance, internal controls, enforcement and other operational issues to help health industry clients to support legal and operational risk and performance management. Her experience includes advising public and private health care systems, hospitals, managed care organizations and physician management organizations, physicians and physician practice groups, skilled nursing, home health, rehabilitation, pharmacy, and other health industry clients domestically and internationally on a wide range of matters including physician and other staffing, credentialing and peer review, gainsharing and other performance management, compliance, enforcement, and a wide range of other matters matters. A widely recognized health industry thought leader, advocate, author and speaker, Ms. Stamer’s insights are sought out by government and business leaders, and quoted in HealthLeaders, Managed Care Executive, the Wall Street Journal and many other national popular, business and industry publications. She also conducts continuing board, medical education, workforce and other health industry compliance and risk management training for many organizations on a wide range of topics.  She also regularly represents health care organizations and other health industry clients before peer review and other disciplinary bodies, federal and state regulators, investigators, Congress and state legislatures, licensing and credentialing and other governmental and regulatory authorities.

About the NTHCPA

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, get notice of upcoming meetings or events and network on relevant professional developments with other health care professionals? Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by participating in our meetings and events, joining our Linked In Group here and checking out the NTHCPA News here. To be added to our invitation list, we also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering for the meeting or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.

Thanks To Solutions Law Press, Inc.

The NTHCPA thanks Solutions Law Press, Inc™. and its Coalition for Responsible Health Policy and Project COPE: the Coalition on Patient Empowerment, for its generous underwriting support of the September 17, 2013 luncheon.

Solutions Law Press, Inc.™ publishes the Health Care Update and other resources, as well as provides health care risk management, legal compliance, management effectiveness and other briefings, training, policy and operational consulting, and other resources and services on health care, human resources, employee benefits, compensation, data security and privacy, insurance, and other key compliance, risk management, internal controls and other key operational concerns. To review or receive the Health Care Update, participate in discussions in the Solutions Law Press, Inc.™ Linkedin Group or for other information about Solutions Law Press, Inc. resources and services, see http://www.SolutionsLawPress.com.

Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

Would you like to show your support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour? Want to help plan upcoming meetings? Suggest a speaker or topic? Help with the newsletter or website? Serve on the steering committee or get more involved in other ways? Get more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA? Send your inquiry by e-mail here.

This communication may be considered marketing purposes. If you wish to update your e-mail for purposes of or would 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 the word “unsubscribe” in its subject heading here.

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

Register For HIPAA/HITECH Act: OCR Speaks At NTHCPA 6/18 Meeting

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

HIPAA/HITECH Act: OCR Speaks

Featuring

Veniecy Nwigwe, JD, MSA

Senior Investigator, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services

Jamie Sorley, JD, MBA., CIPP/US

Investigator, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP here by Noon on June 17, 2013

Register Early As Space Is Limited

Stay In Touch. Check Out Our New Newsletter, the NTHCPA News

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to join us on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our Study Group Luncheon featuring Veniecy Nwigwe, JD, MSA and Cecillia Velastegui from the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Civil Rights speaking on “HIPAA/HITECH Act: OCR Speaks.” Ms. Nwigwe and Ms. Velastegui will share key insights from OCR about OCR’s rules, audits, enforcement and other developments as well as tips for dealing with OCR on HIPAA concerns.

About The Presenters

This month’s program gives members and guests the opportunity to hear about HIPAA enforcement from regional investigators from the Dallas Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health & Human Services, Vaniecy Nwigwe and Jamie Sorley.

Ms. Nwigwe is a Senior Investigator at Region VI in Dallas, TX.  As a Senior Investigator, Mrs. Nwigwe supervises investigators in the resolution of HIPAA complaints, i.e. Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.  Also, Mrs. Nwigwe coordinates outreach efforts with schools, hospitals, and private practices.

Prior to her work at OCR, Mrs. Nwigwe was a legal extern for U.S. Bankruptcy Court-Northern District of Texas.  Mrs. Nwigwe edited, wrote, and prepared opinions; researched novel bankruptcy issues; and attended hearings on core and non-core issues.  Also, Mrs. Nwigwe worked with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) at the Department of Labor.  At OFCCP, Mrs. Nwigwe audited Affirmative Action Plans for discriminatory employment or labor practices.

Mrs. Nwigwe received her law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law and her Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Jamie Sorley is an Investigator, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  She joined the HHS OCR in 2008.  As a member of the Region VI team, Ms. Sorley investigates cases involving civil rights discrimination and the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.  Ms. Sorley also serves as a lead Breach Notification Rule investigator.

Ms. Sorley is a graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law and a recipient of the distinguished Order of the Barristers award.  Prior to law school, Ms. Sorley worked in health care administration.  Ms. Sorley is recognized as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S.) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a regular speaker on health information privacy.

Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 18, 2013 at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 will feature a complimentary luncheon underwritten for those who timely R.S.V.P. here underwritten by IBM. Networking and lunch service will begin at 11:30. Our program will begin at Noon.

There is no charge to participate in the meeting. However space is limited and available only on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure your spot and help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, R.S.V.P. here as soon as possible and no later than 9 a.m. on June 17, 2013. Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

Thanks to IBM for Sponsoring our Luncheon

The NTHCPA thanks IBM for its generous underwriting support for our June18, 2013 luncheon.

Healthcare leaders work with IBM to solve complex business challenges at times when they:

  • Require security and regulatory compliance tools and solutions
  • Are looking to solve complex business issues
  • Need to reduce capital and operating costs
  • Seek to drive out inefficiencies
  • Need business insights particularly as this business climate changes
  • Are looking for ways to improve the recruitment, acquisition and growth of the best talent
  • Seek to utilize and gain insights from the Big Data
  • Focus on improving the Patient Experience
  • Need to improve and automate workflows

For further information feel free to contact Kevin Briggs IBM Client Executive, Healthcare at 972-795-9721 or via email ksbriggs@us.ibm.com.  Get more information  here.

About the NTHCPA

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, get notice of upcoming meetings or events and network on relevant professional developments with other health care professionals? Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by participating in our meetings and events, joining our Linked In Group here and checking out the NTHCPA News here. To be added to our invitation list, we also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering for the meeting or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.

Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

Would you like to show your support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour? Want to help plan upcoming meetings? Suggest a speaker or topic? Help with the newsletter or website? Serve on the steering committee or get more involved in other ways? Get more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA? Send your inquiry by e-mail here.

This communication may be considered marketing purposes. If you wish to update your e-mail for purposes of or would 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 the word “unsubscribe” in its subject heading here.

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

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

Overview of HIPAA/HITECH Act: Omnibus Final Rule

Featuring

Morris Landau, JD, MHA, LLM

Privacy Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Center System

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP here by Noon on April 15, 2013

Complimentary Luncheon Underwritten by MartinMerritt PLLC

Register Early As Space Is Limited

Stay In Touch.  Check Out Our New Newsletter, the NTHCPA News here

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to join us on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our April Study Group Luncheon featuring HIPPA Privacy Officer Morris Landau JD, MHA, LLM speaking on “Overview of HIPAA/HITECH Act: Omnibus Final Rule.”

Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 16, 2013 at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 will feature a complimentary luncheon underwritten by Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. for those who timely R.S.V.P.  Networking and lunch service will begin at 11:30.  Our program will begin at Noon.

There is no charge to participate in the meeting.  However space is limited and available only on a first come, first serve basis.  To ensure your spot and help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, R.S.V.P.  here as soon as possible and no later than Noon on April 15, 2013.  Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

About The Speaker

Morris Landau is the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Officer at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Morris was the HIPAA Privacy Officer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (St. Jude) in Memphis, Tennessee. As the Privacy Officer, he provided leadership and oversight for all privacy and security-related activities at St Jude. He wrote the HIPAA privacy policies and procedures for institution as well as ensured that St. Jude was compliant with all HIPAA regulations and state laws which affected patient privacy. Prior to joining St. Jude, Morris served as a Health Policy Analyst with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Office of Policy and Research, in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining ONC, Morris served as the first HIPAA Privacy Specialist in the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office For Civil Rights (OCR) in Dallas, Texas, and in New York City, where he specialized in HIPAA enforcement and in writing HIPAA OCR internal policies as well as provided HIPAA technical assistance and outreach to various health care entities.

Morris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in History with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law in 1992. In 2000, Morris received his Master in Health Administration from the University of Memphis. In 2001, he received a Master of Laws in Health Law from the University Of Houston Law Center.  Morris has written several articles on diverse health law topics and has given many lectures to a variety of  groups, including government agencies, health care entities, and health care attorneys, and has served as a Master in Health Administration program guest lecturer and instructor.

NTHCPA Thanks Meeting Sponsor MartinMerritt PLLC

Attorney Martin Merritt focuses his practice on defending health care providers on Stark Law/Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance, False Claims Act Litigation and other litigation actions.  In addition to extensive experience serving as lead counsel in trials and administrative hearings on health care coding, reimbursement and quality concerns, he also serves as the Volunteer Legal Director of StarkLaw.org, a national website devoted to helping healthcare providers find answers to compliance issues, or referral to a health lawyer in their state.  For more details on the work and experience of Mr. Merritt and his law firm, MartinMerritt PLLC, see www.dallasphysicianlaw.com.

About the NTHCPA

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, get notice of upcoming meetings or events and network on relevant professional developments with other health care professionals?  Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by participating in our meetings and events, joining our Linked In Group here and checking out the NTHCPA News here.   To be added to our invitation list, we also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering for the meeting or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.

Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

Would you like to show your support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour?  Want to help plan upcoming meetings? Suggest a speaker or topic? Help with the newsletter or website? Serve on the steering committee or get more involved in other ways?  Get more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA?  Send your inquiry by e-mail here.

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Last Call to Register For 4/16 NTHCPA Meeting- Overview of HIPAA/HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule

“Best Practices For Conflict of Interest Management” 3/19 Meeting Topic-Register Now!

 NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

 “Best Practices For Conflict of Interest Management”

Featuring

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Robert R. Michalski, CHC, CHPC

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Baylor Health Care System

Bonnie Ann Sexton, CHC, CHRC, PMP

Director of Compliance, Ethics and Operations, Baylor Health Care System

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP here by Noon on March 15, 2013 

 Complimentary Luncheon Underwritten By HealthCare Compliance Strategies (HCCS)

Register Early As Space Is Limited

Stay In Touch.  Check Out Our New Newsletter, the NTHCPA News, here!

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our March Study Group Luncheon featuring Baylor Health Care System’s Robert R. Michalski, CHC, CHPC, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, and Bonnie Ann Sexton, CHC, CHRC, PMP, Director of Compliance, Ethics and Operations speaking on “Best Practices for Conflict of Interest Management Programs.” 

Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 19, 2013 at the offices of the Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 will feature a complimentary luncheon underwritten by Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. for those who timely R.S.V.P.  Networking and lunch service will begin at 11:30.  Our program will begin at Noon.

There is no charge to participate in the meeting.  However space is limited and available only on a first come, first serve basis.  To ensure your spot and help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, R.S.V.P. here as soon as possible and no later than Noon on March 15, 2013 to reserve your spot.  Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

About The Speakers

Robert R. Michalski joined the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, TX in April 2009 as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.  He also serves as the System Privacy Officer and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance and Healthcare Privacy Compliance.  Prior to joining Baylor Health Care System, Mr. Michalski served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, PA for nine years.  His prior experience also included serving as Director of Patient Financial Services for Allegheny General Hospital Parent (Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation, AHERF) and as a Senior Consultant with Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group in Cincinnati, OH.   Mr. Michalski received a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and a Master of Health Administration degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.  He is currently the Chairman for the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA) and Co-Chair of the Healthcare Compliance Council Exchange in North Texas and is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), AmericanCollege of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Health Ethics Trust.

Bonnie Ann Sexton is the Director of Compliance, Ethics and Operations at Baylor Health Care System where she has oversight responsibilities for compliance related systems, processes, and reporting functions. She co-chairs the Research Conflict of Interests Committee and serves on the System Steering Committee for Policy and Procedure Administration.  Ms. Sexton is a certified project management professional (PMP). She is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and is certified by HCCA in health care compliance (CHC) and research compliance (CHRC).  Ms. Sexton received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in health care management from DallasBaptistUniversity.

Thanks to Healthcare Compliance Strategies for Sponsoring Lunch!

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The NTHCPA thanks HealthCare Compliance Strategies (HCCS) for its generous underwriting support of the March 19, 2013 luncheon.  The HCCS COI-SMART system provides comprehensive tools for tracking and managing Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosures. COI-SMART provides for the development of multi-level branching questionnaires, automated assignment of reviewers, the development of COI management plans, and data mining tools for auditing, tracking and reporting on potential conflicts of interest.  HCCS has delivered over 7 million hours of expert online training content in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, Corporate Compliance, COI, Research, and Quality Compliance.  HCCS is a corporate member of HCCA and assists the healthcare community with keeping up to date with changing rules and regulations by also providing bi-monthly expert Webinars.   For more information see http://www.hccs.com and http://www.coismart.com, or join our LinkedIn group “Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare.”

Mark Your Calendars & Save The Date

The NTHCPA has an exciting series of future programs planned for upcoming months.  Mark your calendars and save the date to participate in these upcoming NTHCPA Meetings and programs:

April 16, 2013

Coping with The New HIPAA Regulations

About the NTHCPA

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, get notice of upcoming meetings or events and network on relevant professional developments with other health care professionals?  Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by participating in our meetings and events, joining our Linked In Group here and checking out the NTHCPA News here.   To be added to our invitation list, we also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering for the meeting or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.

 Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

Would you like to show your support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour?  Want to help plan upcoming meetings? Suggest a speaker or topic? Help with the newsletter or website? Serve on the steering committee or get more involved in other ways?  Get more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA?  Send your inquiry by e-mail here.

This communication may be considered a marketing purposes.  If you wish to update your e-mail for purposes of or would 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 the word “unsubscribe” in its subject heading here.

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Attend 2/19 NTHCPA Meeting On “CHNAs, 501(r), Governance & Other Tax Challenges Facing Exempt Organizations”

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

 “CHNAs, 501(r), Governance & Other Tax Challenges Facing Exempt Organizations”

Featuring

Nancy Evetts

Mid-America Healthcare Provider Sector & Tax-Exempt Tax Practice Leader

Brooke Kitchen

Tax Manager, Health Care Provider & Tax Exempt Organizations Practice

 Tuesday, February 19, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP here  by Noon on February 15, 2012 

 Complimentary Luncheon Underwritten By Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C.

Register Early As Space Is Limited

Stay In Touch.  Check Out Our New Newsletter, the NTHCPA News, here

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to join us on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our February Study Group Luncheon featuring Deloitte’s Mid-America Healthcare Provider Sector & Tax-Exempt Tax Practice Leader Nancy Evetts and Tax Manager, Health Care Provider & Tax Exempt Organizations Practice Regional Resource Brooke Kitchen, speaking on “CHNAs, 501(r), Governance & Other Tax Challenges Facing Exempt Organizations.”

About the Program

The financial and operational impacts of regulation and legislative oversight in the health care industry are pervasive and constantly changing.  No less intrusive are the challenges organizations face every day from a tax perspective.  This program will focus on some of these challenges as a result of recent legislation, including health care reform and fiscal cliff agreement, and current Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) activity.  Included in the discussion will be the additional requirements for certain hospitals under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) – CHNAs, financial assistance policies, charges, and billing and collections – effects of the fiscal cliff agreement on employers, and relevant areas of Internal Revenue Service activity, including audit focus, regulations, announcements and PLRs.  Woven throughout the discussion will be the IRS’ focus on governance.

Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on February 19, 2013 at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 will feature a complimentary luncheon underwritten by Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. for those who timely R.S.V.P.  Networking and lunch service will begin at 11:30.  Our program will begin at Noon.

There is no charge to participate in the meeting.  However space is limited and available only on a first come, first serve basis.  To ensure your spot and help us to arrange for adequate space and refreshments for this meeting, R.S.V.P. here as soon as possible and no later than Noon on February 15, 2012 to reserve your spot.  Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

About The Speakers

With over 34 years of experience in public accounting, Nancy Evetts is Deloitte Tax LLP’s Mid-America regional tax leader for the healthcare provider sector and tax exempt tax practice.  She has worked with large, integrated for-profit and not-for-profit health systems, as well as universities and related research facilities and joint ventures.  Her work with exempt organizations has included issues on governance, private inurement, tax compliance reporting, unrelated business income, and alternative investments.

Nancy is a frequent speaker, both internally and externally, on topics of interest to tax exempt organizations.  She earned her M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Houston in 1978 and her B.A. in German from the University of Houston in 1974.  She is a member of the AICPA, TSCPA, HFMA, TEGE Gulf Coast Council and has served on not-for-profits boards.  She is currently on the board of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston.

Joining Nancy is Brooke Kitchen, a tax manager with Deloitte Tax LLP and a regional tax technical resource in the health care provider sector and tax exempt organizations practice.  Over the course of her six years with Deloitte Tax LLP, Brooke has served many health care and other tax-exempt organizations, taxable corporations, flow-through entities, and individual clients. Brooke has been an internal and external speaker on health care and tax exempt topics including a recent presentation at the University of Houston and also at the local Houston chapter annual tax update for the AWSCPA where she discussed effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Brooke is an instructor for Deloitte’s national training on health care provider and not-for-profit tax issues, and is a Form 990 technology development leader in our national health care industry practice. She earned her B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Houston and is a member of the AICPA and TSCPA.

Mark Your Calendars & Save The Date

The NTHCPA has an exciting series of future programs planned for upcoming months.  Mark your calendars and save the date to participate in these upcoming NTHCPA Meetings and programs:

March 19, 2013

Best Practices for Conflict of Interest Management Programs

Robert Michalski, Baylor Healthcare System Chief Compliance Officer

Bonnie Ann Sexton, Baylor Health Care System Director of Compliance, Ethics and Operations

 Thanks to Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C.!

 The NTHCPA thanks the law firm of Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. for its generous underwriting support of the February 19, 2013 luncheon. The law firm of Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. provides risk management, compliance, regulatory and public policy advocacy, operations, privacy, peer review and other staffing, employee benefits, and a broad range of other general and special counsel services for a broad range of public and private hospitals, physician organizations, skilled nursing facilities, managed care and quality organizations, health IT, health industry suppliers consulting and other service providers, and other health industry clients. Founder and Managing Shareholder Cynthia Marcotte Stamer has more than 25 years experience helping health industry clients manage the legal and operational challenges of operating under federal and state health care, tax, managed care and insurance, health care fraud and reimbursement, employment, credentialing and peer review, HIPAA and other information privacy, and other regulatory and public policy concerns. A Fellow in the Texas & American Bar Association, former National Kidney Foundation of North Texas Board Compliance Chair, former Board President of the Richardson Development Center (now Warren Center), Vice-President of the NTHCPA, past-Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance IG, former Gulf States IRS TEGE Council Exempt Organizations Coordinator, and Executive Director of Project COPE:  The Coalition on Patient Empowerment,  Ms. Stamer also is widely recognized for her extensive health industry publications, training, speaking and service in the leadership in a broad range of health industry, professional, civic and other non-profit organizations For more information, see www.cynthiastamer.com or contact Cynthia at 469.767.8872.

About the NTHCPA

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, get notice of upcoming meetings or events and network on relevant professional developments with other health care professionals?  Stay on top of information about upcoming meetings and share and dialogue with other NTHCPA members about health care compliance challenges and developments by participating in our meetings and events, joining our Linked In Group here and checking out the NTHCPA News here.   To be added to our invitation list, we also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering for the meeting or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer here.

 Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

Would you like to show your support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour?  Want to help plan upcoming meetings? Suggest a speaker or topic? Help with the newsletter or website? Serve on the steering committee or get more involved in other ways?  Get more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA?  Send your inquiry by e-mail here.

This communication may be considered a marketing communication for certain purposes.  If you wish to update your e-mail for purposes of or would 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 the word “unsubscribe” in its subject heading here.

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