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Educational Webinar: OIG Corporate Integrity Agreements Define Effective Compliance Programs

Webinar Date/Time: August 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) are among the most important methods used by HHS Office of Inspector General for promoting and defining an effective compliance program. Whereas the OIG compliance guidance is voluntary and generalized, CIAs impose strict compliance standards. Currently, there are over 345 active CIAs, and that number grows by an average of three to four new CIAs monthly. They also evolve in terms and conditions. Recent CIAs provide an up-to-date perspective on the OIG’s priorities and their position on effective compliance programs. This one-hour educational webinar will focus on the lessons learned from CIAs in term of what makes a compliance program effective, including:

  • Current CIA terms, conditions and case specific requirements
  • How CIAs define Compliance Program Effectiveness
  • Increased focus on Compliance Program Effectiveness
  • Game Changing CIA Requirements
  • Evolving obligations for Boards, Executives and Compliance Officers
  • Certifications by boards, executives, and compliance officers
  • What is needed before and after executing a CIA

Presented by Two Nationally Recognized Experts:

Thomas Herrmann, JD, is Managing Senior Consultant with Strategic Management Services who previously served as Chief of the Litigation Branch for the OIG and as an Appellate Judge on the Medicare Appeals Council.  He has worked in connection with more than 20 CIAs as Compliance Expert to the Board and as an Independent Review Organization (IRO).

Carrie Kusserow, is a Managing Senior Consultant with Strategic Management Services with over 15 years experience working with organizations to implement Corporate Integrity Agreements and with Boards to act as a Compliance Expert.  She has served as Chief Compliance Officer for several organizations, including those under a CIA.