2022 Compliance and Risk Management Conference | Day 2

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2022 Compliance Conference Schedule Day 2

Wednesday, October 5

8:30 - 10:00am | Keynote
2022 Long-Term Care Provider Federal Regulatory Legal Update


1.5 NAB CEUS
David C. Marshall, Esq. | Managing Shareholder, Latsha Davis & Marshall, P.C. 
Jennifer L. Russell Spence, Esq. | Associate Attorney, Latsha Davis & Marshall, P.C.

An exploration of various White House initiatives aimed at the post-acute care industry, including staffing level minimums, increased focus on oversight and accountability for low-performing facilities, and an increase in transparency to improve public information regarding nursing home ownership and operating conditions. Presenters will address liability issues and potential protections offered under federal law; how to structure a defense within federal frameworks; and the ongoing responsibilities associated with the receipt of federal financial payments. We will also preview issues and trends to monitor over the coming year. 


10:15 - 11:45am | General Session 1

  • The 21st Century Cures Act and the HIPAA Privacy Rule-Practical Steps to Understand and be Compliance with Both 
    1.5 NAB CEUS
    Cynthia A. Haines | Principal, Health Care Practice Group Co-Chair, Information Privacy & Security Practice Group, Post & Schell, P.C.

    One of the key initial goals of HIPAA was to promote the electronic exchange and patient access to data, while also taking into consideration the security and privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI). The Cures Act final rule is known as the Interoperability and Information Blocking Rule, which encourages the appropriate flow of electronic health information, among developers, between providers and patients, providers and EHR vendors, etc. It may seem that HIPAA and the Cures Act are contradictory, as HIPAA was built on the premise of permitting certain disclosures of PHI and the Cures Act actively requiring disclosures of PHI. The Cures Act not only requires disclosures, but it even more explicitly prohibits "Information Blocking," which is defined as conduct that is "likely to interfere with, prevent, or materially discourage access, exchange, or use of electronic health information." The presentation will act as a primer on Cures Act requirements and offer practical steps to maintain compliance with both rules.

     
  • QAPI at All Levels of Care: Making it Work in Your Community
    1.5 NAB CEUS
    Ann Patterson | VP of Health Services, Broadmead
    Jenny Sheckells, NHA, PCHA, CHC, CPASRM | Director of Risk Management & Compliance, Landis Communities
    Julie Smith, BSN, RN, HNB-BC, RAC-CT, QCP | Compliance Specialist, Friends Services Alliance
    Christina Wildrick, JD, CPASRM | Director of Risk Management, Friends Services Alliance

    An Interactive panel discussion from the facility level, as well as the FSA Compliance & Risk Management perspective, which will explore regulatory requirements, unique facility based QAPI programs, processes and best practice approaches to making the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement work at all levels of care in your community.

    The panel will be moderated in a Q&A format. Topics will include:
  • QAPI/CQI Champions;
  • QAPI Committees (including their composition);
  • Ideas on areas ripe for improvement, including non-clinical projects;
  • Gathering data with ideas on data sources can be used;
  • Implementing PIPs and PIP teams; and
  • Measuring outcomes to ensure changes bring about success.

11:45am - 1:00pm | Lunch Break | Forager's Restaurant


1:00 - 2:30pm | Session 2

  • Into the Weeds: Boards, Governance, and the Pull to Operations 
    1.5 NAB CEUS
    Jane Mack | President/CEO, Friends Services Alliance
    Julie M. Woolley, Esq. | General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, National Church Residences

    The roles of the Board of Directors fall into three categories: oversight; insight; and foresight. There seems to be an almost magnetic pull for boards to focus their times on the oversight role and wade into operations. This session will discuss the challenging and potentially dangerous dynamics of boards getting into operational territory and suggest practices to keep their focus at the governance level. 

    Objectives:
  • Understand the continuum of governance functions for nonprofit boards
  • Explore various dynamics and liabilities created when boards get into operation
  • Hear suggested strategies for keeping the board focused on governance work

 

  • Root Cause Analysis: ECRI Session Part 1*
    1.5 NAB CEUS
    Celena Romero, PhD, MBA, RD, LDN, CPHQ, CPASRM | Senior Risk Manager Consulting, ECRI
    Jeraldine S. Stoltzfus, MBA-HA, RN, BA | Patient Safety Analyst IV/Consultant, ECRI

    A Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a tool used by organizations to identify the root cause of a serious safety event, near miss, or unsafe condition. Findings from RCAs are a critically vital component of improving resident and patient safety. There are several steps involved when completing an RCA, and challenges can be faced when the process is not led by experts or supported by appropriate team members.

    Leaders have an opportunity to play a key role in the RCA process when investigating. Leveraging healthcare expertise in quality, safety and risk management; RCA teams can effectively conduct an investigation, identify root causes, create sustainable action plans, monitor action effectiveness, and disseminate learnings from the findings. All these strategies will lend the organization and staff to be better informed when action planning against similar events, as well as the prevention of an event reoccurrence.

    *Two-part session; if selected, attendance at 2:45pm session is also required.

2:45 - 4:15pm | Session 3

  • 2022 Employment Law Federal Legal Update
    1.5 NAB CEUS
    Andrew P. Dollman, Esq.,| Shareholder, Latsha Davis & Marshall, P.C.

    Whether session participants are part of a large or small Human Resources Department, VP or Generalist, they will be advised about recent developments in federal employment and labor law, including COVID issues; the Family and Medical Leave Act; Title VII discrimination cases; National Labor Relations Board activity; FLSA, DOL and OSHA developments; social media issues; privacy issues; and medical marijuana.

    Other areas of emphasis will include litigation settlements and strategies to avoid protracted litigation. The presenter will draw on his experience by sharing real life examples and hypothetical scenarios. This session will also address other "update issues" in federal law as they apply to labor and employment issues. 
     
  • Root Cause Analysis | ECRI Session Part 2*
    1.5 NAB CEUS
    Celena Romero, PhD, MBA, RD, LDN, CPHQ, CPASRM | Senior Risk Manager Consulting, ECRI
    Jeraldine S. Stoltzfus, MBA-HA, RN, BA | Patient Safety Analyst IV/Consultant, ECRI

    *Two-part session; if selected, attendance at 1:00pm session is also required.

Registration Fees

HIPAA Pre-Conference Workshop | October 3 

Members Non-Members
$200 $300

Back to Basics Conference | October 4-5

Members Non-Members
2 Day | $400 2 Day | $500
1 Day | $215 1 Day | $250

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