Long Term Care: Evolution of Compliance Programs
Webinar Date/Time: November 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT
Expanding on the Office of Inspector General’s compliance program requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently mandated new compliance regulations for LTC facilities that must be implemented by November 2019. This webinar will provide an overview of how compliance programs work in LTC facilities and the evolution of compliance programs as organizations prepare for the implementation of CMS’s regulations. Strategic Management’s expert consultants will also highlight compliance program elements that are unique to LTC facilities, review how these facilities can properly prepare for the CMS mandate and discuss methods to leverage limited resources in compliance operations.
The presentation will be conducted by Strategic Management’s experienced consultants Kashish Parikh-Chopra, JD, MBA, CHC, CHPC, Consultant, and Tenny Soleymani, JD, Associate Consultant. They will discuss the following topics relating to compliance programs in LTC organizations:
- Overview of effective compliance programs
- Importance and benefits of compliance programs in LTC facilities
- Key features of the CMS mandate
- Strategies to prepare for implementing the CMS mandate
- Leveraging limited resources in LTC facilities to achieve an effective compliance program
Kashish Parikh-Chopra, JD, MBA, CHC, CHPC is a Certified Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) professional and is a licensed attorney. Ms. Parikh-Chopra has extensive experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health care industry compliance programs and has served as an Interim Compliance Officer. She conducts research and analysis, and provides advisory services pertaining to compliance with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) compliance program guidance, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), Stark Law, AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals (AdvaMed Code), corporate governance and other compliance topics. She also drafts compliance policies and procedures, develops and executes compliance program training, implements compliance work plans, develops and administers compliance risk assessments, and advises Boards, compliance committees and compliance departments. Additionally, she assists with the firm’s Independent Review Organization (IRO) services to help clients fulfill their obligations under Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs).
Ms. Parikh-Chopra is an experienced professional compliance investigator. She conducts independent compliance investigations for clients at the request of boards of directors, counsel, and compliance management. Ms. Parikh-Chopra also provides education and training on conducting effective internal investigations. Read her full bio here.
Tenny Soleymani, JD is responsible for performing research, analysis, and assessment of compliance with federal regulations related to Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, Affordable Care Act, and other government laws and programs. She works with Senior Consultants on various client engagements to meet client needs in understanding and satisfying regulatory requirements. Ms. Soleymani has vast experience evaluating compliance program effectiveness for complex long-term care organizations. She also supports Strategic Management with drafting monthly regulatory reports and weekly blogs to inform clients of Medicare and Medicaid updates, OIG determinations, and expert guidance on relevant rules in the healthcare industry to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Read her full bio here.