There are many challenges and opportunities that health systems face, all while balancing a constant state of change and evolving regulatory and compliance requirements. Our experienced professionals and industry experts will discuss the significant business and compliance risks you may face and how to best manage these as part of your compliance and internal audit plans.

Join us for a four-part webinar series that will provide you with up-to-date information on risk, compliance and governance topics and related emerging regulatory matters, impacting your health system, and tools that can help you better navigate the regulatory framework.

Check out the sessions below and register for one or all sessions, where you will be connected in an informational and educational conversation with seasoned healthcare experts and colleagues from around the country.


Webinar Schedule

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September 21, 2022
10 – 11 a.m. CDT

Compliance Risk Panel

October 19, 2022
1 – 2 p.m. CDT

Cybersecurity and IT Audit

November 16, 2022
1 – 2 p.m. CST

Data Analytics: Using Computing Power to Ensure Compliance in the Revenue Cycle

December 14, 2022
1 – 2 p.m. CST

Compliance: A Year in Review and Planning for What's Ahead


Compliance Risk Panel

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 10:00  – 11:00 a.m.  CDT

Course Description:
This session will provide specific insight and knowledge on existing and emerging regulatory, compliance, risk or control matters, by obtaining the views of compliance, internal audit and finance leaders from health systems. This session will delve into environmental challenges and emerging risks as we move from the pandemic to a period of potentially emerging economic headwinds and regulatory oversight. This session will also discuss tools used to help assess and manage risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss key regulatory, operational and compliance risks health system leaders are addressing.
  • Summarize the most significant challenges in the compliance, regulatory risk and internal audit areas.
  • Explore areas that are of highest focus or risk within healthcare organizations risk management, compliance or internal audit plans over the next 1-3 years.

Moderator
Scott Sisel, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of Health Systems and Internal Audit Services | Eide Bailly

Panelists
Johanna Brown, Chief Compliance Officer | Kootenai Hospital District
Nancy Klunder, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility | Monument Health, Inc.
Rhonda Roesler, BSN, MS, Chief Compliance Officer | Avera Health
Tim Hawkins, CFO | Ventura County Medical Center


Cybersecurity and IT Audit

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 1  – 2 p.m.  CDT

Course Description:
For your organization to grow and succeed it is critical that you take the appropriate steps to reduce risk before it occurs. The continued importance of technology and the need to manage data security risk only continues to grow. It is important that you understand the elements of data security and cybersecurity processes to protect your systems and data while also protecting your reputation.

A Risk Assessment is also a key element in the process of strategic data risk management. A risk assessment helps you identify, measure and manage risk within your organization by providing a coordinated and thoughtful approach to identifying, assessing and developing a plan to manage risk.

It is also important to understand the elements of HiTrust and the benefits to your health system and how your internal audit and compliance professionals can play a role in improving controls and processes.

In this webinar, we will explore Data Security elements and the benefits of increased Cybersecurity awareness and HiTrust.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what a cyber-attack is and the effects it can have on your organization
  • Discuss how cybersecurity can protect your data and reputation
  • Identify possible risk areas within an organization
  • Describe the elements of and benefits of HiTrust
  • Define how to implement a plan to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-attacks, including having ransomware policies in place

Presenters  
Kyle Hendrickson, Director of Cybersecurity | Eide Bailly

Kyle helps clients assess, integrate and monitor their technology solutions for cyber threats to ensure their strategic business goals are met without interruption. Kyle has extensive knowledge in server architecture, virtual infrastructure, network security, network design, complex systems implementation and Cyber risk policy and procedures. He’s helped manage and perform assessments against regulatory requirements and industry best practices on information security; primarily the SANS 20 Critical Controls. He’s also developed policy and procedures compliance strategies and supported other program development activities.

Eric Pulse, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CCSFP, CFSA, Principal-in-Charge of Risk Advisory Services | Eide Bailly
Eric specializes in providing internal audit, information technology, risk advisory and cybersecurity consulting services to a variety of industries, including healthcare, insurance, banking, credit unions, retail, manufacturing and governments. He advises Eide Bailly clients on how to keep their valuable data secure in a world of increasingly sophisticated operational technology, cyber risks and threats. With his many years of experience, Eric has become a true thought leader in the culture of risk management.

Scott Sisel, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of Health Systems and Internal Audit Services | Eide Bailly
Scott leads the firm’s Internal Audit services practice and Health Systems segment. He has served a variety of industries with a focus on the healthcare industry. More specifically, Scott has advised public and private health care organizations, including health systems, health insurers and accountable care and related organizations. He assists organizations in various industries on risk management, internal controls and audit, governance, operational improvement analysis, transactions and other regulatory and compliance matters. Scott's expertise also includes risk assessment, risk management, and the development of industry best control practices.


Data Analytics: Using Computing Power to Ensure Compliance in the Revenue Cycle

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 1  – 2 p.m.  CST 

Course Description:
Healthcare organizations and their revenue cycles are under extreme pressure on multiple fronts. Not only do they have to focus on cost controls and the ongoing transition to value-based care, but also mounting compliance concerns. This all contributes to ramped up scrutiny from government and private payers creating an environment that requires hyper-vigilance to maintain compliance.

Forward thinking organizations are harnessing the power within their data to uncover opportunities and break down silos within the organization to create a stronger, more resilient organization. Aligning data with compliance and revenue cycle experts, within the organization, to pursue common goals will create a more robust revenue stream, decrease compliance risk, and enhance bottom line performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what data analytics is and why it is important
  • Identify the impact data analytics has on your entity
  • Discuss common risk exposures within the Revenue Cycle

Presenters  
Rochelle Dahmen, CSBI, Healthcare Consulting Senior Manager

Rochelle is a Revenue Cycle Manager for Eide Bailly. She has more than 18 years of healthcare experience, including more than three years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and more than 15 years working in multiple health systems across the country. Specializing in revenue cycle and technology implementations, she has assisted health systems throughout the country with denials management, chargemaster assessments, compliance reviews, charge capture improvements, as well as electronic health record implementations, conversions and optimizations. Rochelle has also been active in developing technology solutions to the revenue cycle, including the use of advanced data analytic tools to identify and address revenue enhancement opportunities and compliance risk areas.

Amy Tepp, CPA | Partner-in-Charge of Revenue Cycle
Amy has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance, leadership, reimbursement, revenue integrity, and compliance. She has worked as a compliance officer, Director of Reimbursement, revenue integrity & regulatory review and analysis and consultant. Amy is the Partner-in-Charge of Revenue Cycle within healthcare consulting for Eide Bailly. She assists providers by developing solutions focusing on revenue cycle process optimization, Chargemaster development, pricing transparency strategy, compliance program assessment and compliance audit function.

Scott Sisel, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of Health Systems and Internal Audit Services
Scott leads the firm’s Internal Audit services practice and Health Systems segment. He has served a variety of industries with a focus on the healthcare industry. More specifically, Scott has advised public and private health care organizations, including health systems, health insurers and accountable care and related organizations. He assists organizations in various industries on risk management, internal controls and audit, governance, operational improvement analysis, transactions and other regulatory and compliance matters. Scott's expertise also includes risk assessment, risk management, and the development of industry best control practices.


Compliance: A Year in Review and Planning for What’s Ahead

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 1  – 2 p.m.  CST 

Course Description:
Join our panel of compliance professionals, as they discuss hot topics in the compliance arena as well as issues tied to the OIG Workplan. They will also discuss key things organizations should be preparing for in the upcoming year in order to stay compliant and ensure your compliance risk assessment is complete.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the hot topics in healthcare compliance.
  • Define the key areas of focus for your organization in the upcoming year.
  • Discuss the 2022 OIG focus areas and related risk considerations

Presenters  
Steve Lokensgard, Partner | Faegre Drinker
Steve Lokensgard leverages over 30 years of legal experience to advise healthcare clients on regulatory compliance issues, investigations and transactions. He is the firm’s authority on Medicare billing compliance and reimbursement issues, and he regularly advises clients on provider enrollment and licensing issues. He has also developed a focus on digital health and pharmacy issues. He has also drafted and negotiated professional service agreements for cardiology, pathology, anesthesiology and other specialty providers. As a former compliance officer, he counsels clients on building and sustaining effective compliance programs. Steve provides advice to a wide variety of healthcare entities, from solo practitioners to pharmacy chains, large integrated delivery systems and Medicare Advantage plans.

Rachel Pugliano, RHIT, CHC, CRCR, Senior Manager, Healthcare | Eide Bailly
Rachel has more than 25 years of healthcare experience with specific expertise in the mid-cycle of the revenue cycle, including coding, documentation improvement and charge capture. Rachel assesses the overall health and capabilities of an organization's revenue cycle functions, develops coding compliance and documentation improvement strategies for both hospitals and medical group practices, and provides internal coding compliance and charge capture assistance to improve coding and charge accuracy.

Susan Rohde, RHIT, CCS-P, CPC, Senior Manager, Healthcare | Eide Bailly
Susan has more than 25 years of healthcare experience with an emphasis on coding compliance, especially surrounding cases involving due diligence. Susan has worked with numerous law firms assisting with coding and documentation issues. She specializes in Office of Inspector General (OIG) compliance cases, documentation issues and correct code assignment. Susan also provides education to both provider and ancillary staff regarding documentation requirements and medical necessity.

Scott Sisel, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of Health Systems and Internal Audit Services | Eide Bailly
Scott leads the firm’s Internal Audit services practice and Health Systems segment. He has served a variety of industries with a focus on the healthcare industry. More specifically, Scott has advised public and private health care organizations, including health systems, health insurers and accountable care and related organizations. He assists organizations in various industries on risk management, internal controls and audit, governance, operational improvement analysis, transactions and other regulatory and compliance matters. Scott's expertise also includes risk assessment, risk management, and the development of industry best control practices.

Cost: FREE

CPE Information:
CPE Credits: 1 credit hour per session

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge & Applications; Information Technology

Level of Knowledge: Overview

Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

Additional Information: This is a Group-Internet Based Webinar. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding a complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact Jessica Gropel; jgropel@eidebailly.com, 507.304.6929