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Industry leaders from Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG to address Corporate Governance Crisis at HCCA's Compliance Institute

Submitted by: Health Care Compliance Association

Categories: Corporate Governance

Posted: Feb 19, 2003 – 11:00 PM EST


127 Speakers -- 60 Sessions -- 10 Health Care Industry Immersion Sessions -- Health Care Industry's most comprehensive compliance-related conference in 2003.

HCCA Annual Compliance Institute Agenda Now Available

Feb. 19 /CSRwire/ - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) expects close to 1,000 health care compliance professionals from across the country to convene at the HCCAs Annual Compliance Institute in New Orleans on April 27-30, 2003 at the Sheraton New Orleans. The HCCA Compliance Institute, which offers 127 speakers, 60 sessions, and 10 health care industry immersion session over four days, promises to be the health care industry's most comprehensive compliance-related conference in 2003. For the first time, the HCCA will offer Industry Immersion session to address the various segments of the health care industry. Visit the HCCA Website http://www.hcca-info.org/documents/institute03.pdf to review the program agenda.

Conference chair and HCCA Secretary Dan Roach, Vice President, Compliance and Audit, Catholic Healthcare West, explains "The program general sessions are designed to add substantive value to the program -- not merely entertainment. With 127 speakers, this is the most comprehensive conference we have ever had. During every period which includes breakout sessions, participants will be able to choose between at least two compliance and two HIPAA breakout sessions, ensuring that participants derive maximum value from the conference."

February registrants receive two HIPAA Forum CD videos: "HIPAA 101", a CD video of a session led by Debbie Troklus, Assistant Vice President, Compliance/HIPAA for the University of Louisville and F. Lisa Murtha, Vice President of Audit and Compliance, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. And "HIPAA Auditing and Monitoring" with presentation by Sheryl Vacca, Director, Deloitte & Touche, and Suzie Draper, Corporate Compliance/Privacy Officer, IHC.

Compliance Institute General Sessions

On Tuesday, April 29 -- "Responding to the Corporate Governance Crisis" a panel discussion moderated by Odell Guyton, Microsoft Corporation Senior Corporate Attorney and Director for Compliance, will feature Industry Leaders John Bigalke, Deloitte & Touche, J. William Tillet, Jr., Ernst & Young, Michael Galper, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Richard Girgenti, KPMG.

Lewis Morris, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, will present on Monday, April 28 -- "View from the Office of Inspector General," at 8:30 AM. A panel discussion, "Compliance Officer's Role in the Quality Crisis," moderated by F. Lisa Murtha, Vice President of Audit and Compliance, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will follow Lewis Morris. Panelists will include:

-- Kristin Jenkins, Compliance and Quality Officer, JPS Health Network

-- Scott Springman, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Univ. of Wisconsin Medical School

-- Jim Sheehan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

-- Paul Weidenfeld, Deputy Chief, Civil Division Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

-- Rory Jaffe, MD, MBA, Chief Compliance Officer, UC Davis Health System

TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. President Tom Watkins is the Monday, April 28 Luncheon Speaker, and on Tuesday, April 29, 9:15 AM the Compliance Institute Keynote Address: "Perspective of CMS Office of HIPAA Standards," will be presented by a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
representative, office of HIPAA Standard.

Compliance Institute Faculty

The HCCA has gathered a talented and respected faculty composed of compliance professionals, government representatives, health care attorneys,privacy and security rofessionals, and health care consultants to provide all attendees with the information they need to succeed. The following are examples of the Compliance Institute's speakers and topics:

-- Mac Thornton, Attorney, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (former IG General Counsel) and Gadi Weinreich, Attorney, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal -"Case Study: Analyzing Anti-Kickback and Stark Law Issues Part I & II"
-- John Steiner, Director of Corporate Compliance, Cleveland Clinic Foundation - "Sarbanes-Oxley: The New Face of Compliance Governance"
-- James G. Sheehan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Philadelphia and Rory Jaffe,Chief Compliance Officer, UC Davis Health System - "Compliance Officer's Role in the Quality Crisis"
-- Gabe Imperato, Attorney, Broad and Cassel -"Criminal and Civil Liability for Healthcare Consultants"
-- Phil Dunne, Chief Executive Officer, Texas Med. Foundation, Harry M. Feder, Senior VP, IPRO -- "Hospital Payment Monitoring Program and Cost
Outlier Issues"
-- Suzie Draper, Compliance and Privacy Officer, IHC -"HIPAA Privacy Document Workshop"

To register as press for this landmark compliance conference, please complete and return the press registration form located on the HCCA Website at
http://www.hcca-info.org/documents/media-reg-ci03frm.pdf by the close of business on April 17, 2003 to: Margaret Dragon (781-593-4924phone/fax) or by mail - P.O. Box 197, Nahant, MA 01908. We regret that due to hotel space constraints, attendance will be limited to two representatives per publication. Please call Margaret Dragon for more information.

***A Pre- and Post Conferences are also offered --Review the agenda for sessions. During this year's Compliance Institute the HCCB Certification Exam will be available onsite for those qualifying (20 CEUs required -- exam cost: $250). Hotel rooms are filling up quickly. Call the Sheraton New Orleans room reservations at 800/253-6156 or 504/595-5500. Registrants should mention the HCCA Compliance Institute to receive the conference room rate. Call HCCA at 888/580-8373 or email info@hcca-info.org, or fax HCCA at 952-988-0146 -- Visit the Compliance Institute 2003 Web page for more details: http://www.hcca-info.org/html/ci-2003.html

About the Health Care Compliance Association

The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) is the only national, non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the quality of health care compliance. Its mission is to champion ethical practice and compliance standards in the health care community and to provide the necessary resources for compliance professionals and others who share these principles. HCCA's roles include facilitating the development and maintenance of health care compliance programs; providing a forum for understanding the complicated health care compliance environment; and offering tools, resources and educational opportunities for those involved with compliance in the health care industry. To learn more about HCCA, our services and programs, visit our Website at http://www.hcca-info.org. HCCA is located at 5780 Lincoln Drive, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN 55436, Tel: 888/580-8373.

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Dragon HCCA
Phone: +1-781-593-4924


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