April 13, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Top of the Tower Club Topeka Tower
534 S Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS
Join us at Foulston Siefkin's 2017 Health Law Compliance Forum! Experienced health care attorneys Brooke Bennett Aziere and Amanda Wilwert will discuss health law compliance issues affecting hospitals, physician groups, senior care facilities, behavioral health providers, and organizations serving the intellectual and developmental disability community. This seminar will help you make your compliance program more effective, identify areas of risk, and create a culture of compliance.
This program is designed for executives and staff involved in developing or implementing compliance programs. This can include presidents, chief executive officers, executive directors, administrators, business managers, chief financial officers, chief nursing officers, clinic managers, chief operating officers, HIM and network administrators, medical records directors, medical liability analysts, finance and reimbursement analysts, privacy officers, quality and risk managers, corporate counsel, human resource managers, and compliance officers.
Compliance Programs 101 – Amanda Wilwert
With the government’s stepped up enforcement initiatives, there is no better time to make sure your compliance program is up to snuff. This session will go back to the basics by providing a review of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) seven elements to operating an effective compliance program.
Compliance Landmines – Brooke Bennett Aziere
This session will provide a more in depth discussion of specific OIG compliance program elements with a focus on key risk areas, including, auditing, documentation, compliance reporting structures, outsourced providers, and training.
Creating a Culture of Compliance – Brooke Bennett Aziere and Amanda Wilwert
This session will address issues and resources that organizations should have on their compliance radar and be monitoring on a regular basis.
Compliance Questions You Always Wanted to Ask, But Were Afraid To – Brooke Bennett Aziere and Amanda Wilwert
Brooke Bennett Aziere
Ms. Aziere is a partner and member of Foulston Siefkin’s Health Law Practice Group. She has experience representing a wide variety of health care clients, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, durable medical and orthotics suppliers, third party billing companies, physicians, and other licensed health care providers. Her health law practice includes assisting providers with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, drafting and implementing compliance programs, and advising clients on the Medicare Conditions of Participation and Conditions of Coverage, and EMTALA compliance. She also assists health care providers and other business clients (including employee group health plans) with HIPAA compliance including the drafting and implementing of HIPAA policies and procedures and related training. She counsels providers on medical staff matters ranging from bylaws to credentialing to peer review. Risk assessment and management with attendant policy development comprises a substantial portion of Ms. Aziere’s health law practice. She also represents providers with licensure matters before state agencies and defends health care providers during government investigations and attendant regulatory, civil, or criminal matters.
In her Senior Care and Housing practice, Ms. Aziere handles business issues, compliance issues, regulatory issues, bioethical issues, and elder abuse issues. She provides services to clients involved with the entire continuum of senior care and housing, including assisted living facilities, independent living communities, Alzheimer facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home-pluses, dealing with admission agreements, licensure, physician relationships, policies, risk management, delivery of care and managed care (KanCare).
Ms. Aziere also litigates a variety of cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She has successfully represented physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health care professionals before licensure boards and assisted her clients in medical negligence cases, tort cases, contract cases, commercial matters, and intellectual property disputes.
Ms. Aziere has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Star list. She is a frequent lecturer on health law topics. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys.
Ms. Wilwert is a member of the firm’s health care practice group and assists health care providers in responding to patient care issues, treatment issues, consent issues, bioethics issues, and regularly advises providers on risk management, HIPAA, EMTALA, the conditions of participation, conditions of coverage, and state licensure. Additionally, Ms. Wilwert assists in litigation in areas such as hospital and physician regulation, reimbursement, and professional malpractice.