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Hospital Compliance Seminar Is Next Week in Southern California
Program includes free California Hospital Compliance Manual

CHA’s annual Hospital Compliance program, Feb. 5 in Glendale and Feb. 13 in Sacramento, opens with a session to help compliance officers take their programs to the next level. Mark Neu, veteran corporate compliance officer for Palomar Health in San Diego, will provide practical information on policy development and implementation, working with leadership and boards, and fostering a culture of compliance.

A session on observation status and short-stay issues will help attendees learn when an Advance Beneficiary Notice is required and the financial impact of observation status for both the hospital and patient. Short-stays and related issues of medical necessity, recovery audit contractor audits and payments will be examined. The program will also cover recent high profile compliance cases and how these may shape future Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services policies. Additional program topics include physician integration arrangements, such as practice acquisition; financial relations and Stark and anti-kickback laws; compliance investigations; and the Office of Inspector General’s 2013 Work Plan.

In addition to Mr. Neu, expert faculty include Lloyd Bookman, founding partner, Charles Oppenheim and Jordon Keville, partners, and Felicia Sze, senior counsel, of the law offices of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC (HLB).

Free Manual
All participants will receive a free copy of CHA’s updated California Hospital Compliance Manual. Written by HLB and CHA, the 2013 edition focuses on high-risk compliance issues and the key components of an effective compliance program.

For more information or to register, visit the CHA website at