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2016 Pacific Northwest Health Care Labor & Employment Seminar

June 08, 2016 - 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Health care organizations face unique personnel issues and challenges. Increasingly, human resources professionals and others in health care leadership find themselves navigating the complex overlap between employment laws and regulatory compliance. One such area is managing provider conduct and performance. For example, employment law and regulatory obligations often collide when organizations discipline and terminate physicians and other licensed clinical providers. Inadvertent missteps in these complex processes can result in serious consequences to an organization, such as loss of funding, repayment or recoupment obligations and criminal and other penalties against individuals, including an organization's executives. This seminar offers a set of practical, checklist style approaches to minimizing legal risk when addressing provider conduct and performance issues in the health care workplace. Topics covered will include:

  • Managing the overlap of personnel and clinical quality control rules and processes;
  • Preserving provider-patient relationships;
  • Evaluating the different types of confidentiality laws implicated in provider actions;
  • Approaching licensure impacts and reporting obligations; and
  • Addressing the practical implications of the DOJ's recently stated focus on individual prosecutions.

Speaker(s): Sevilla P. Rhoads, Barbra Z. Nault, Katherine A. Kuchan, R.N., Sandra T. Johnson

Organizer: Hall Render

Venue: The Woodmark, WA - Get A Map

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Hot Topics in Human Resources - A Summary of Recent Developments in Employment Law

June 22, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Speaker(s): Jonathan C. Bumgarner

Organizer: Conner Insurance

Venue: Indiana Wesleyan University, IN - Get A Map

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AHRMM Annual Conference

August 03, 2016 - 9:30-10:30 AM

Navigating Procurement: The Purpose Driven Deal

Speaker(s): Jennifer P. Viegas, Gregg M. Wallander

Organizer: Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management

Venue: San Diego Convention Center, CA - Get A Map

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2016 IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo

August 24, 2016 - 12:45 - 2:00 PM

Resident Rights vs. Regulatory Issues: Managing Health Care Decision Making and Personal Preferences in Nursing Facilities - Who Decides?
Facilities want to ensure regulatory compliance. Residents want the right to make personal choices. Program focuses on the decision-making process for health care and personal decisions. The obligation to protect and enrich resident care, health, and safety often conflict with resident rights, a resident's right to refuse treatment and a resident's personal preferences. Regulations, CMS guidance, ALJ decisions, DAB decisions and case law address resident rights, resident preferences and resident health and safety issues presented by resident choices. Also impacting these situations are resident capacity and consent issues as they relate to health care and personal decisions. Facilities need to balance competing concerns when a resident's right to reject treatment leads to injuries. Program will review the important components in treatment situations and agreements to lower the risk of survey tags and litigation issues that occur when resident treatment decisions result in adverse outcomes. Using real life examples from court cases, CMS decisions and speakers experience during lecture will support participants learning the laws, rules, procedures and recommended steps. Presentation slides with the steps and tips will serve as an excellent resource for participants.

Speaker(s): Sean J. Fahey

Organizer: IHCA Indiana Health Care Association | INCAL Indiana Center for Assisted Living

Venue: Sheraton Hotel Keystone at the Crossing, IN - Get A Map

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How to Oversee and Manage an Effective Compliance Program in Your Physician Practice

October 24, 2016

Speaker(s): Leia C. Olsen

Organizer: Health Care Compliance Association