“Health Care Compliance Spooks & Goblins: Honing Your Compliance Ghost-Busting Skills” Topic of 10/19 NTHCPA Meeting

October 18, 2011

 

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

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

“Health Care Compliance Spooks & Goblins:  Honing Your Compliance Ghost-Busting Skills”

Moderated By

Texas Health Resources Regional Director Compliance & Privacy Tauna Shelton, FACHE, CHC,MHSM,MS

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

RSVP here

 

Recent high profile enforcement actions against prominent health care organizations in Dallas are a stark reminder of just a few of the many spooks and goblins the keep up health care compliance professionals and their organizations up at night.

Reload your compliance ghost busting skills by joining the North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professional Association (NTHCPA) on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the for a complimentary lunch and a lively round table discussion with other health care compliance professionals of risk management compliance processes, practices and other ideas for managing their organization’s health care compliance spooks and goblins.  This discussion of “Health Care Compliance Spooks & Goblins:  Honing Your Compliance Ghost-Busting Skills” moderated by Texas Health Resources Regional Director Compliance & Privacy Tauna Shelton, FACHE, CHC,MHSM,MS will focus on processes and other tips to help manage intractable risks and uncertainties inherent in identifying, balancing, managing and mitigating compliance amid operational, financial, time, lack of clarity, competing obligations and responsibilities, and other practical limits on your resources and controls.

In celebration of Halloween, a complimentary light lunch will be provided by Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. for those who R.S.V.P. for the meeting here by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19.

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. 

RSVP & Register For Invites & Updates

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 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19.  .  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 herePlease feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested. 

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.

Would you like to get more involved?  We encourage persons interested in serving on the steering committee, sponsoring refreshments for an upcoming meeting, wish to suggesting topics or speakers, or seeking more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA to contact:

NTHCPA President Erma Lee at (817) 927-1232 or by e-mail here or

Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at (469) 767-8872 or by e-mail here

This communication may be considered a marketing communication for certain purposes.  If you 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!


9/21 NTHCPA Meeting To Focus On Quality Measures & Reimbursement

September 16, 2011

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to Our Next Study Group & Brown Bag Luncheon

“Quality Measures and Reimbursement: New Programs, New Compliance Challenges”

Featuring

Timothy D. Martin, J.D., LL.M, CCP, MCP

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Noon-2:00 p.m.
Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706 

North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professional Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to join other NTHCPA members and guests on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. as Timothy D. Martin, J.D., LL.M, CCP, MCP, leads a program on “Quality Measures and Reimbursement: New Programs, New Compliance Challenges.”  

The expanding use of payment incentives for meeting quality benchmarks by private and public payers create new opportunities and new compliance challenges.  The Affordable Care Act created a number of new quality incentive programs that build on earlier ones. Texas has also created new quality incentive programs with the passage of its healthcare collaborative initiative. While most health quality incentives continue to rely on structure, process, and outcome measures that the healthcare industry has experimented with for many years, new compliance requirements require providers to change their data-gathering and data-communication procedures. Further, these programs may force providers to deal with clinical guidelines that lag behind the standard of care and data-transmission protocols that lag behind reporting requirements. Newer bundled-payment methodologies may require healthcare organizations to create a complex contractual web to allocate a single payment among multiple providers. This discussion will focus on these issues and their possible solutions.

The meeting will be held at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706.  Under the new brown bag luncheon format, members and guests are encouraged to bring along a lunch of their choosing and participate in this compliance knowledge and skill-building and networking event.

Timothy D. Martin, J.D., LL.M, CCP, MCP was a founder and Chief System Architect for Innovative Managed Care Systems, LLC (now MedAssets, Inc.). He has more than 30 years’ experience in information technology—the last 20 years in healthcare information technology. He holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Information Systems from West Texas State University and two law degrees from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

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. 

RSVP & Register For Invites & Updates

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 (469) 767-8872 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.  Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested. 

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.

Would you like to get more involved?  We encourage persons interested in serving on the steering committee, sponsoring refreshments for an upcoming meeting, wish to suggesting topics or speakers, or seeking more information about membership or involvement with the NTHCPA to contact:

NTHCPA President Erma Lee at (817) 927-1232 or by e-mail here or

Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at (469) 767-8872 or by e-mail here

This communication may be considered a marketing communication for certain purposes.  If you wish to update your e-mail for purposes of receiving future e-mail concerning meetings or other activities of the North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association , please send an email here.

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


NTHCPA Meets 3/23 On “Physician Discipline, Health Care Fraud & HIPAA Privacy Compliance & Risk Management”

March 20, 2011

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to

“Physician Discipline, Health Care Fraud & HIPAA Privacy Compliance & Risk Management”

March 23, 2011
Noon-2:00 p.m.
Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council

250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706

 

North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professional Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to join in a March 23, 2011  roundtable discussion of Physician Discipline, Health Care Fraud & HIPAA Privacy Compliance & Risk Management” from Noon – 2:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the offices of the Dallas Ft Worth Hospital Council, 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062-2706.

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. 

To help us to notify you about upcoming meetings and to arrange for adequate space and refreshments, 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 (469) 767-8872 or by e-mail here.   Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested.

If you are interested in hosting one of the upcoming meetings, wish to suggest topics or speakers, or wish to obtain or share other information, please contact NTHCPA President Erma Lee at (817) 927-1232 or by e-mail here or Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at (469) 767-8872 or by e-mail to 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.  To register or update your registration or to receive notice of future meetings, e-mail here.

This communication may be considered a marketing communication for certain purposes.  If you wish to ad or update your e-mail for purposes of meetings or other activities of the North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association or other marketing and promotional mailings from it, please send an email here.


9/14 NTHCPA Meeting On Post-HITECH Act Compliance Strategies

September 11, 2010

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to

“Strategies for Managing HIPAA Privacy Compliance After The HITECH Act”

September 14, 2010
11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. (New Time)

Offices of Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C.

One Hanover Park Building

Addison Room

16633 North Dallas Parkway, 6th Floor

Addison, Texas 75001

R.S.V.P. by 5:00 p.m. on 9/13/10 to NTHCPA 9/14 Meeting RSVP to help ensure sufficient refreshments & space

North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professional Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to enjoy lunch and share and learn “Strategies for Managing HIPAA Privacy Compliance After the HITECH Act” by participating in its September 14, 2010 meeting at its new lunchtime meeting time from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Please make note of the new time and R.S.V.P by 5:00 p.m. on 9/13/10 to NTHCPA 9/14 Meeting RSVP to help ensure sufficient refreshments & space!  If you know other health industry compliance professionals who may be interested in participating in this or other NTHCPA Programs, please feel free to share this invite.

Managing health care privacy and security presents growing challenges for health care providers, payers, healthcare clearinghouses and their businesses associates (Covered Entities). Proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on July 8, 2010 in response to amendments enacted under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 are expected to be finalized in short order follow the Monday, September 13, 2010 comment deadline.  As proposed, the more than 220 page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will significantly tighten the responsibilities and potential liabilities of Covered Entities under the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule); the Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information (Security Rule);and the rules pertaining to Compliance and Investigations, Imposition of Civil Money Penalties, and Procedures for Hearings (Enforcement Rule).. With the risks of HIPAA noncompliance highlighted by OCR’s August announcement that drugstore giant RiteAid would pay $1 million to settle OCR charges that it violated the existing HIPAA’s Privacy & Security Rules  and considering , helping their organizations to manage HIPAA compliance promises to present ever-growing challenges for health industry compliance professionals.

This month’s meeting will be hosted by Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. at One Hanover Park, 16633 North Dallas Parkway, 6th Floor, Addison Room, Addison, Texas 75001.  The Building is located on the west (Southbound) side of North Dallas Parkway.  For participants coming South on North Dallas Tollway from George Bush (190) Turnpike, exist at the Franfort/Trinity Mills Exit.  For participants coming North on North Dallas Tollway from I-635, exist Trinity Mills and make a U-Turn At Trinity Mills to reach the meeting.  The main line of the receptionist is (972) 588-1800.

In response to membership input, the meeting time has been changed to a luncheon meeting.  To help arrange for sufficient space and refreshments, please R.S.V.P. to let us know you plan to attend.

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. 

If you are interested in hosting one of the upcoming meetings, would like to serve on the Steering Committee for the upcoming year, wish to suggest topics or speakers, or wish to obtain or share other information, please contact NTHCPA President Erma Lee at (817) 927-1232 or by e-mail here or Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at (469) 767-8872 or by e-mail here.

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


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