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PATIENT SAFETY AUDIOCONFERENCE
Legal Issues in Quality of Care


Monday, January 26, 2009
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)

AUDIOCONFERENCE FACULTY

Janice A. Anderson, Esq.
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Author, "Board Oversight and Quality-of-Care Issues: A Review of OIG/AHLA's White Paper," HCCA Compliance Today, Chicago, IL

Lisa Murtha, Esq.
Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group, New York, NY

James G. Sheehan, Esq.
New York State Medicaid Inspector General, Former Associate United States Attorney, US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Albany, NY

Susan Carr
Editor and Associate Publisher, Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, Concord, MA (Moderator)

AUDIOCONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Through payment reform, public reporting requirements, and enforcement, the federal government is actively changing its focus from a passive payer of health care services to an active purchaser of only high quality care. To comply with government 's new focus, hospital Board members, executive leaders, clinicians, and staff must understand the government's intent to connect the right to payment to quality. This means that most hospitals' infrastructure must change from a siloed approach to one where compliance and quality are integrated. Our speakers will discuss the most recent, up-to-date actions by state and federal governments to drive quality of care of patient safety and practical steps that you can take to ensure that your institution is in compliance with governmental mandates.


AUDIOCONFERENCE AGENDA
The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:
1:00 pm Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Susan Carr (Moderator)
1:05 pm Overview of Legal Issues in Quality of Care
James G. Sheehan, Esq.
1:25 pm Payments, Public Reporting and Enforcement
Janice A. Anderson, Esq.
  1. Payment Reform
    1. Update on Reporting Hospital Quality Data Annual Payment Update and Value Based Purchasing initiatives
    2. Update on the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Physician Fee Schedule Final Rules
    3. Update on Hospital Acquired Conditons, Healthcare Associated Conditions and Never Events
  2. Public Reporting
    1. Update on public reporting initiaties under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Physician Fee Schedule Final Rules
    2. OIG Adverse Event reports
    3. Update on Final Rule to implement Patient Safety Organizations
  3. Enforcement
    1. 2009 OIG work plan
    2. The latest on enforcement
1:45 pm Practical Compliance Initiatives by Patient Safety Professionals
Lisa Murtha, Esq.
  1. Assessing Patient Safety Compliance in Your Organization
    1. Risk Assessment methodology
    2. Prioritizing risks
    3. Communication with leadership and the Board
  2. Training clinical and administrative personnel on patient safety risks and compliance obligations
    1. Risks areas to be covered
    2. What is privileged
    3. How to engage in reporting
    4. What the Board needs to know about patient safety risks
  3. Compliance Monitoring for Patient Safety
    1. Sample Work Plan
    2. Review of areas
    3. Reporting to the Quality Committee of the Board
2:05 pm Questions and Answers
Susan Carr (Moderator)
2:30 pm Audioconference Adjournment

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING PATIENT SAFETY AUDIOCONFERENCE
Disclosure of Adverse Events: Training Clinicians for Real-Time Coaching
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)
www.PatientSafetyAudioconferences.com/PSAudio20090304/index.html

SAVE THE DATE
FOURTH NATIONAL PAY FOR PERFORMANCE SUMMIT
The Leading National Forum on Pay for Performance, Transparency and Value Driven Healthcare
March 9 - 11, 2009
San Francisco, CA
www.PfPSummit.com

EIGHTH QUALITY COLLOQUIUM AT HARVARD
Cosponsored inter alia by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Society for Quality, Bridges to Excellence, The Joint Commission, National Quality Forum, NCQA
August 17 - 20, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
www.QualityColloquium.com


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