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What Every Hospital Board Member Should Know: Conflicts of Interest
Sept. 24, 2019, 1-2 p.m.
Overview

Conflicts of interest are common on hospital boards, particularly in smaller community hospitals. But what must be done about them? Is there a difference between a conflict of interest and a duality of interest? Should there be different levels of care depending upon the gravity of the conflict? When should a board member abstain from voting? This session will review the required elements of a conflict of interest policy and procedure as required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax-exempt entities. It will also discuss nuances and latitude that can be explored as appropriate to the hospital board and its particular conflicts.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify government agencies interested in conflicts of interest on the hospital board.
  • Review the features required by the IRS in a tax-exempt entity’s conflict of interest policy.
  • Distinguish recusal from the room as opposed to abstention from vote.
  • Describe the annual process for identifying conflicts and what must be done with them.

Speaker
Barbara Person, Baird Holm LLP, Omaha, NE

Barbara E. Person primarily represents health care clients, concentrating on corporate compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, Medicare fraud and abuse, EMTALA, physician practice and other health business acquisition, medical staff issues, tax exemption, practitioner licensure and sanctions, physician contracts, pharmacy and nonprofit corporations. She is a frequent lecturer to many organizations, including the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, the Nebraska Hospital Association, the Iowa Hospital Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Nebraska Mental Health Association, the Nebraska Association of Medical Staff Services and Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc., on such topics.

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What Every Hospital Board Member Should Know: Medicare Fraud and Abuse
Dec. 10, 2019, 1-2 p.m.
Overview
Hospital board members are charged with overseeing their hospital’s compliance with applicable laws. The most challenging and threatening laws governing hospitals are designed to protect the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. What is fraud and abuse in this context? What are kickbacks anyway? And why is everyone always talking about Stark? In this session, board members will learn about major enforcement provisions and penalties that may be imposed for violating them.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the compliance committee’s usual activities to avoid liability for fraud and abuse.
  • List the principal statutory schemes designed to eliminate Medicare fraud and abuse.
  • Identify the questions board members should ask to confirm compliance is top priority.

Speaker
Barbara Person, Baird Holm LLP, Omaha, NE

Barbara E. Person primarily represents health care clients, concentrating on corporate compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, Medicare fraud and abuse, EMTALA, physician practice and other health business acquisition, medical staff issues, tax exemption, practitioner licensure and sanctions, physician contracts, pharmacy and nonprofit corporations. She is a frequent lecturer to many organizations, including the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, the Nebraska Hospital Association, the Iowa Hospital Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Nebraska Mental Health Association, the Nebraska Association of Medical Staff Services and Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc., on such topics.

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