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Fraud and Compliance Forum 

Co-sponsored with the Health Care Compliance Association
September 25-27, 2011
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, MD
HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. and KPMG have provided sponsorship in support of this program.

Program Description

This program is designed specifically for compliance officers and health attorneys who must advise their clients and institutions on the latest developments in fraud and abuse and compliance issues. Attendees will hear from leading private practitioners and representatives from the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, the Department of Justice, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Monday mornings keynote address will be given by Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. Tuesday morning will include a panel of experts discussing Anti-Fraud Enforcement Trends from the Prosecutor, Whistleblower and Defense Perspectives. Some in-depth breaout session topics will include:

  • Fraud and Abuse Considerations for ACOs and Other Integrated Delivery Arrangements 
  • Repayments and Disclosures
  • Medical Necessity Documentation
  • Advanced Stark
  • The Role of Compliance in ICD-10 Implementation
  • Auditing an Electronic Medical Record
  • Update on DOJ's Defibrillator Investigation
  • Primer sessions on Fraud and Abuse, Anti-Kickback Statute, and False Claims Act


The Fraud and Abuse Practice Group will hold a luncheon and presentation, sponsored by PYA, on September 26.

Title: We Are From the Government, and We Are Here to Help You, Really, We Are

Panelists: Greg Demske, Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs, HHS Office of Inspector General, Washington, DC and Roann Nichols, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Health Care Fraud Coordinator, District of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Carol Poindexter (Moderator), Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City, MO

HCCA will hold a luncheon and presentation on September 27. Please note, there is an additional fee; pre-registration is required; space is limited.

Program Materials

We will not automatically be printing binders for everyone. All materials will be available on a website prior to the program and handed out on CD at the program. For those who still do want the binder they will be available for an additional fee; please order on the registration form. 

CLE and Other Credit Information

AHLA and HCCA are in the process of applying for additional certification for continuing education credits. Please visit www.hcca-info.org for updates or contact the certification department for further information on ACHE, CCB, and Nursing Credits at ccb@hcca-info.org or (888) 580-8373. For more information on CLE and CPE credits, please contact AHLA at programs@healthlawyers.org. Please note that the continuing education credits listed may be subject to change.

MCLE/CLE: Participants will be given continuing education forms at the program. Forms must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to receive credit. AHLA is an approved sponsor of continuing legal education credits in most states. This seminar will be worth approximately 15 continuing education credits (including 1.0 ethics credit) based on a 60-minute hour and 18.1 credits (including 1.2 ethics credits) based on a 50-minute hour.

CPE: AHLA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org. This seminar will be worth approximately 18.0 CPE credits. This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of fraud and compliance. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparations required to register for this group live program. Those seeking accounting credits should be familiar with the basic concepts of law and terminology associated with the area of fraud and compliance in order to obtain the full educational benefit of this program.

AAPC: This program has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 14.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

ACHE: The Health Care Compliance Association is authorized to award 15.0 hours of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the America College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward Category II credit should indicate on their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB): Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC)R, Certified in Healthcare Compliance Fellow (CHC-F), Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)R, Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional Fellow (CCEP-F), Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC)R, Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)R: CCB has awarded a maximum of 18.9 CEUs for these accreditations in the following subject areas: Application of Management Practices for the Compliance Professional; Application of Personal and Business Ethics in Compliance; Written Compliance Policies and Procedures; Designation of Compliance Officers and Committees; Compliance Training and Education; Communication and Reporting Mechanisms in Compliance Enforcement of Compliance Standards and Discipline; Auditing and Monitoring for Compliance; Response to Compliance Violations and Corrective Actions; HIPAA Privacy Implementation and/or Complying with Government Regulations.

Nursing Credit: The Health Care Compliance Association is preapproved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12990, for a maximum of 18.9 contact hour(s). The following states will not accept CA Board of Nursing contact hours: Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Utah. Massachusetts and Mississippi nurses may submit CA Board of Nursing contact hours to their state board, but approval will depend on review by the board. Please contact the Accreditation Department at ccb@hcca-info.org with any questions you may have. Oncology Nurses who are certified by ONCC may request CA Nursing Credit (check box or indicate "Nursing" on the CEU form).

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If you are interested in exhibiting at this program, please contact Jodi Erickson Hernandez , at HCCA. View the Prospectus.

Hotel Information

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Reservations: (410) 547-1200 or (800) 535-1201

Room Rates: $229 single or double occupancy
Hotel Cut-off Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee. When making reservations, please indicate that you are with the AHLA/HCCA; the room block may sell out prior to hotel cut-off date.

Travel Information

Official Travel Provider – ATC (Association Travel Concepts) 

Discounts and Services:

  • 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased more than 30 days prior to the meeting. Restrictions apply and not all classes of service apply for the 5% discount. (United Airlines, American Airlines).
  • Personalized services.
  • Low fare options.
  • Discounted meeting rates (Enterprise, Hertz)
  • Advanced seat assignment and special meal requests. Frequent flier program updates

The above discounts apply for travel September 22-30, 2011(IAD,BWI,DCA) Some restrictions may apply. *Service fees apply to ticketed reservations. You may also call your own agency or the vendors directly and refer to the ID numbers.


Cancellations must be received in writing by September 19, 2011. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after the cancellation date. Registration fee, minus the $125 administrative fee, will be refunded approximately 3-4 weeks following the program. If you wish to send a substitute, need more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies please call (202) 833-1100 prompt #5. Note that the registration fee is based on the AHLA/HCCA membership status of the individual who actually attends the program.

Related Resources


Audio and Written Materials available.
Purchase the eprogram.


Full Brochure Available!


AHLA/HCCA Member: $945
Group Member: $870
Non-Member: $1170

Printed Course Materials: $65


The following companies will be exhibiting at this year's program:

  • AIS
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Compliance 360, Inc.
  • Debix
  • EhealthcareIT
  • EHR
  • Experian
  • FTI Consulting, Inc.
  • The George Washington University
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc.
  • HealthCare Appraisers, Inc.
  • Huron Healthcare
  • iContracts
  • Kinney Management Services LLC
  • KPMG
  • MediTract, Inc.
  • The Pinnacle Group
  • PreCheck, Inc.
  • PYA
  • Pyramed, Inc.
  • Sinaiko Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
  • Tigertext, Inc.
  • Verisys
  • VMG Health
  • Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

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