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Live Webinars

Revenue Growth Strategies for Hospitals in a Changing Market
Oct. 30, 2019, Noon-1 p.m.

*Sponsored by Advis. Offered complimentary to members, $50 for non-members.

Overview
This webinar will explore the development of new delivery models, such as senior living community, behavioral health centers and birthing centers. Next, we will discuss pursuing new affiliations for revenue and market share growth. Finally, we will identify opportunities for moving beyond the traditional, such as owning and operating non-healthcare businesses and utilizing community needs to expand market share. This webinar qualifies for 1 hour CHT.

Speakers
Daniel Avants, J.D., vice president, and Bryan Niehaus, vice president, Advis

Daniel Avants Daniel Avants, J.D., is a Vice President with Advis. He focuses his work on innovative healthcare development activities, regulatory review, and compliance for healthcare facilities. As part of these strategic development activities, he also develops physician alignment models, including care coordination, primary care incentive programs, bundles payments and clinical co-management.

Bryan Niehaus Bryan Niehaus, J.D., is a Vice President with Advis. He focuses upon regulatory compliance issues for physician groups, acute care and specialty hospitals, multi-hospital complex healthcare systems and academic medical centers. This work includes ensuring optimum compliance with a wide range of federal, state and local regulations integral to the development and operation of healthcare providers.

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Healthcare Trustees’ Responsibilities Related to Physician and Executive Compensation
Nov. 12, 2019, Noon-1 p.m.

Overview
The compensation paid by healthcare organizations to their physicians and executives is a highly regulated and scrutinized area, and a source of increasing legal, as well as reputational, risk for healthcare organizations and their boards. This presentation will address the oversight responsibility of healthcare trustees regarding physicians and executives, with a focus on the legal and practical considerations regarding physician and executive compensation and discuss what healthcare trustees should and should not do to satisfy their fiduciary obligations in this area. This webinar qualifies for 1 hour CHT.

Speakers
Craig Carter, attorney, Jackson & Carter; and Brian Jackson, attorney, Jackson & Carter, Austin, Tx

Craig Carter Craig Carter is a lawyer and co-founding partner with Jackson & Carter. He is the only lawyer in the State of Texas who is Board Certified in both Health Law and Labor and Employment Law. Craig's current practice with Jackson & Carter consists of representing non-profit and governmental hospitals and hospital related organizations daily, with a special focus on the legal relationships between hospitals and their employees and hospitals and physicians.

Brian Jackson Brian Jackson is a co-founder of Jackson & Carter. He represents physicians, hospitals, nurses and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases, proceedings initiated by their respective licensing Boards, and governance and operational issues. Brian serves as General Counsel for the Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange and the Texas Alliance for Patient Access and has testified before the Texas Legislature on multiple occasions as an expert resource witness concerning healthcare issues.

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Lessons Learned from Navigating the FEMA Reimbursement Process for Private Non-Profit Hospitals
Nov. 20, 2019, Noon-1 p.m.

*Sponsored by Advis. Offered complimentary to members, $50 for non-members.

Overview

This webinar will include an overview of the FEMA experience, a review of the FEMA applicant eligibility criteria, and an outline of the general eligible expense categories and requirements for reimbursement. Lessons learned from navigating the FEMA Reimbursement process will be discussed, including tasks for completion in advance of a disaster, during a disaster, and post disaster. General FEMA procurement matters along with other considerations will also be reviewed. This webinar qualifies for 1 hour CHT.

Speakers
Gary Shope, J.D., vice president, risk finance, CHRISTUS Health and Ryan Yokley, J.D., vice president, Advis

Gary Shope Gary Shope, J.D., is the Vice President, Risk Finance at CHRISTUS Health and manages the organization’s commercial and self-insurance programs, wholly-owned captive insurance company and occupational health and associate safety programs. He also leads the organization’s catastrophic claims response efforts and auto liability claims program.

Ryan Yokley Ryan Yokley, J.D., is a Vice President with Advis, where he focuses on assisting healthcare providers with achieving and continuing regulatory compliance in order to preserve provider eligibility in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Provisions of these efforts specifically address state licensure laws, Federal Medicare Conditions of Participations, state Medicaid provider program criteria; as well as additional regulatory factors which may impact provider eligibility and reimbursement.

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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. This webinar qualifies for 1 hour CHT.

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 Person 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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