“Healthcare Governing Board Best Practices For Compliance Oversight” Topic of 5/19 NTHCPA Meeting

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

“Healthcare Governing Board Best Practices For Compliance Oversight”

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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

DFW Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive

Irving, Texas

RSVP by Noon on May 18, 2015 here

Space Limited! Register Early To Reserve Your Spot To Participate!

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

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

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to join us on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our Study Group Luncheon featuring on “”Healthcare Governing Board Best Practices For Compliance Oversight.”

During the program, NTHCPA President Erma Lee, Compliance and NTHPCA Vice President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer will brief participants on the tips and guidance provided in the “Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight,” jointly released on April 20, 2015 by the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OIG), the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) to assist governing boards of health care organizations to carry out what HHS views as their compliance plan oversight obligations. Following the briefing, Ms. Lee and Ms. Stamer will facilitate a discussion and sharing among participants about strategies for using this new resource along with other OIG guidance and participant’s experiences to help their health care organizations, boards and leaders carry out and document their compliance and compliance oversight responsibilities to help promote defensibility in the event of an investigation or audit.

About the Speakers

NTHCPA President, Erma Lee, CHC and NTHCPA Vice President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, Esq. will lead this month’s discussion.

Ms. Lee is the Compliance Officer for JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas, the county hospital system responsible for caring for the needs of families in Tarrant County, Texas. In her role with JPS Health Network, Ms. Lee oversees and leads the compliance activities for the system including supporting its Board with their oversight of the compliance efforts of the organization and its activities. Ms. Lee is certified in Healthcare Compliance and is a member of the Healthcare Compliance Association, American Healthcare Lawyers Association, Privacy Officers Association and the National Association for Health Services Executives.

A practicing attorney and health industry thought leader, advocate and author with more than 27 years’ experience advising, representing and defending health and managed care organizations, their board and other leaders, and others on legal and operational compliance, risk, performance and other legal and operational management and health industry concerns. In her role as outside operations and special counsel, Ms. Stamer has worked extensively with health care organization boards and other leaders to design, oversee, administer and defend compliance, risk management, governance and other policies, programs, practices to promote legal and operational compliance and defensibility.. An attorney Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Specialization, Ms. Stamer’s experience includes advising and supporting health care organizations, their boards and other leaders to anticipate and respond to statutory, regulatory and enforcement, contractual and operational compliance and performance management needs and challenges, to assess, design, document and communicate, administer, monitor and defend governance, internal controls, up the ladder reporting and oversight, and other compliance and risk management policies and practices, to conduct and respond to audits and investigations, and to implement, enforce and defend these practices. As a serial board member and audit committee chair of various non-profit health care and professional organizations, Ms. Stamer brings to the table an understanding of both the legal and other management challenges of organizations, their boards and other leaders. A widely published author and frequent speaker who serves in the leadership of many professional and civic organizations, Ms. Stamer also conducts board, leadership, and compliance training for a broad range of health industry and other organizations including the Medical Group Management Association, Decision Health, the Health Care Compliance Association, the Association of State and Territorial Health Care Organizations, the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, numerous medical societies and others. She also annually serves as a planning committee member and faculty member of numerous health and managed care and other programs and conferences. To explore engaging Ms. Stamer to provide legal services, training or other services or to learn more about Ms. Stamer, her work and publications, see here.

Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the DFW Hospital Council Offices located at 250 Decker Drive, Irving Texas. Participants who timely R.S.V.P. will enjoy a complimentary luncheon. Networking and lunch service will begin at 11:30. Our program will begin at Noon.

NTHCPA encourages members and other interested health care compliance professionals to register early to reserve their spot to participate and to share this invitation with others in the industry who might benefit from participation.

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 18, 2015. Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

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.

Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

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.

We also invite interested members to volunteer to help make our study group a success. If you or someone you know would like to help support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour, speaking at or helping to plan upcoming meetings, suggesting a speaker or topic, helping with the newsletter or website getting more involved in other ways, let us know by emailing us 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.

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Health Care Billing: Internal Controls Strategies For Building Defensibility At 4/21 NTHCPA Study Group

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

“Health Care Billing:

Internal Controls Strategies For Building Defensibility”

Featuring

Jennifer Smith, CPA, JD, MBA, CFE, CFF

CBIZ Valuation Consultant/ Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Commerce

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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

DFW Hospital Council Offices

250 Decker Drive

Irving, Texas

RSVP here  by Noon on April 20, 2015

Space Limited!  Register Early To Reserve Your Spot To Participate!

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

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

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to join us on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our Study Group Luncheon featuring on “Health Care Billing:  Internal Controls Strategies For Building Defensibility.”

Registration & Meeting Details

During the program, Ms. Smith will present and discuss a case study of an OIG investigation of a hospital system and its providers for billing (in)accuracies primarily due to acuity of care issues relating to the 24-hour requirement for admission to highlight and illustrate key lessons all health care providers can draw from her real world experiences about practical internal audit and internal controls insights for improving hospital and other health care billing accuracy and defensibility including:

  • The 990 process
  • Reviewing care for billing accuracy related to acuity
  • Cost, implementation & other challenges presented by go-forward audit process.

About the Speaker

Jennifer Smith, CPA, JD, MBA, CFE, CFF has worked in healthcare regulatory compliance for 18 years, first with a focus on long-term care followed by ten years of accounting, finance, and regulatory compliance for a broader spectrum of healthcare players, working in both a valuation and dispute advisory capacity. Currently Ms. Smith is a consultant for CBIZ Valuation and is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Commerce. At A&M, her primary teaching and research interests are forensic accounting and financial auditing, with a focus on healthcare issues in these areas.

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the DFW Hospital Council Offices located at 250 Decker Drive, Irving Texas.  Participants who timely R.S.V.P. will enjoy a complimentary luncheon. 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 20, 2015.  Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

NTHCPA encourages members and other interested health care compliance professionals to register early to reserve their spot to participate and to share this invitation with others in the industry who might benefit from participation.

Thanks To Meeting Underwriter Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C.

NTHCPA and its members extend our thanks to Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. for its underwriting support with the luncheon.

Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. counsels, represents and defends health industry and other clients on regulatory and operational compliance, employment and other workforce, federal and state public policy and enforcement, reimbursement, licensing and credentialing, peer review, HIPAA and other privacy and data security, and other health industry internal controls, compliance and risk management and other legal and operational concerns. Managing Shareholder, Cynthia Stamer, has worked and conducted training for the Association of State & Federal Health Care Organizations and a wide range of other public and private health care organizations on pandemic and other crisis prevention and response in public and private health care settings. For additional information about Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C., contact its founder and Managing Shareholder, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at 469.767.8872 or see http://www.cynthiastamer.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.

Sponsorship and Other Involvement Opportunities

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.

We also invite interested members to volunteer to help make our study group a success.  If you or someone you know would like to help support for the NTHCPA by sponsoring the luncheon or hosting a social hour, speaking at or helping to plan upcoming meetings, suggesting a speaker or topic, helping with the newsletter or website getting more involved in other ways, let us know by emailing us 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.

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Register for 11/19 NTHCPA Study Group On “Should You Care ABout Remote Care?

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Health Industry Compliance, Finance, Management & Other Members and Guests to Our Next Group Luncheon

Should You Care about Remote Care?

Featuring

Bill Paschall

Vice President, Business Development,  Vivify Health

 Tuesday, November 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 5:00 p.m. on November 18, 2013

No Charge To Attend But 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, November 19, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our Study Group Luncheon featuring attorney Bill Paschall leading a discussion on “Should You Care about Remote Care”

With recent changes in healthcare and a strong focus to deliver quality of care that prevents readmissions, Bill Paschall will discuss Remote Care solutions available to the patient, how these solutions align with new reimbursement methodology and compliance rules and standards that apply to the remote care process.

Registration & Meeting Details

The meeting scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 19, 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., with the program discussion beginning 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 5:00 P.M on November 18, 2013. Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis only.

About The Speaker, Bill Paschall

In early 2013 Bill Paschall was recruited by Vivify Health to serve as VP, Business Development, and jumped at the opportunity.  Vivify supplies a cloud based, Remote Care Management platform utilizing consumer electronics and wireless personal health devices empowering patients to better control health conditions.  Prior to this,   Bill spent 6 ½ years with ATT as  Director of Clinical Applications and Senior Manager of the health Solutions Practice.  He has over 27 years of healthcare experience and almost 20 years in Telemedicine(real time and store and forward, image and encounter management, and Telemonitoring) Bill is a Current Advisory Board Member of the following companies: American Doctors Online, Operational Strategies, Paratus, Inbound Interactive, and Virtual Medical Worlds Magazine. He is a past board member and Industry Council Chair of the American Telemedicine Association and uses his experience, expertise, and passion to create partnerships and solutions that improve patient outcomes and engagement, and satisfaction.

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, join our North Texas Health Care Compliance Professionals LinkedIn Group and/or checking out the NTHCPA News here. We also encourage interested persons to make sure we have your current contact information by registering to receive health care updates registering to receive health industry updates here, or sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number here.  Make sure you don’t miss announcements by staying involved through the LinkedIn group and by ensuring that your e-mail is set to accept our announcements.

Thanks To Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, PC

The NTHCPA thanks Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. for its generous underwriting support of the November 19, 2013 luncheon.  Founder and managing partner Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, is nationally recognized for her more than 25 years of legal consultation and representation, policy advocacy, thought leadership to and about public and private health care systems, organizations and providers, provider and insurer-owned managed care organizations and other payers, health technology and other service providers, public health and community organizations, policymakers and others on health care and related matters.  With experience serving as both operations and special counsel for health industry clients, Ms. Stamer continuously advises hospitals, physicians, health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations and other managed care organizations, MSO and other provider services organizations, health information technology government and community leaders and other health industry clients about health care operations and process improvement, risk management, staffing and employment, reimbursement, quality and peer review, licensing and credentialing, managed care and other contracting, privacy and data security, patient rights and empowerment and a diverse range of other concerns.  As a key element of her work, Ms. Stamer uses her extensive health industry regulatory and operational experience to provide real-time, on demand support to health industry management, compliance, and other leaders to assess and respond to compliance, risk and other challenges arising in the course of their operations, to develop, implement, administer and defend key quality, compliance, risk management and other management processes, training and other tools to support key objectives and mitigate risks.  She also represents and advises health industry clients to develop and investigate a broad range of risk management, compliance and other management processes and controls, conduct audit and investigations, anticipate, monitor and respond to federal and state legislative and regulatory developments, investigations and audits, and other actions.  With a lengthy resume of non-profit agency leadership and board leadership, Ms. Stamer also advises for-profit and non-profit health industry boards, audit committees, and other leaders about governance, recruitment, management and other leadership matters.  He experience includes real time on demand crisis response, as well as long-term strategic, compliance and management work.

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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Register Now For “Equal Visitation: Medicare & Joint Commission Requirements, Pitfalls & Practicalities”11/16 NTHCPA Meeting

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

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Study Group & Complimentary Luncheon

“Equal Visitation:  Medicare & Joint Commission Requirements, Pitfalls & Practicalities”

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

Light Complimentary Lunch Provided

RSVP here By Noon on November 15

The North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association (NTHCPA) invites you to join us on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a complimentary lunch and program on “Equal Visitation: Medicare & Joint Commission Requirements, Pitfalls & Practicalities”” facilitated by attorney and NTHCPA Vice President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer.  R.S.V.P. for the meeting here by Noon on Tuesday, November 15 to confirm your lunch..

Medicare and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations both recently have issued additional guidance and announced stepped up emphasis on compliance with equal visitation and related requirements finalized by Medicare in 2010.  These “equal visitation” rules generally mandate that hospitals and other covered parties honor the wishes of patients about who will be allowed to visit, as well as a host of other rules about when hospitals must honor patient preferences that individuals selected by the patient be allowed to attend appointments, participate in health care decision-making discussions, receive information and participate in a wide range of activities.   Proper implementation and defensible administration of care in accordance with these new requirements raises an obvious need for providers to reexamine and update policies, practices and training on HIPAA, visitor and patient representative access and involvement, patient notification and consent, documentation, and a wide range of other requirements and practices.  See Modern Health Care “Bumpy Road For Equal Visitation”.

Join us for a brief review and update on the latest Medicare & Joint Commission guidance, and join with other health care compliance professionals in discussing practical challenges, experiences and practices for addressing these new requirements.

RSVP & Register Meetings

NTHCPA meetings are open to all NTHCPA members and other interested health care compliance professionals. Participation in the meeting is complimentary. Participants are responsible for any parking charges incurred. 

A complimentary light lunch will be provided at the NTHCPA November 16, 2011 meeting for those who R.S.V.P. by Noon on November 15, 2011. To help us to notify you about upcoming meetings and to arrange for adequate space for this and other meetings, interested persons are encouraged to forward their current contact information including e-mail to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at R.S.V.P. for the meeting here  or by e-mail here by Noon on Tuesday, November 15. Walk in guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Membership, Upcoming Meeting Announcements & Other NTHCPA News

Would you or someone you know like to join the NTHCPA or get notice of upcoming meetings or events?  Interested persons are encouraged to make sure we have your current contact information by sending your current contact information including name, title, company, preferred mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number to Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer or by e-mail here 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.   

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.  To register or update your registration or to receive notice of future meetings, e-mail here.

Volunteering To Get More Involved

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 (214) 452-8297 or 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.

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