Updated on: April 17, 2013

Inspector General Daniel Levinson Headlines Live Broadcasts from HCCA

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Original story posted on: April 16, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson will headline two days of live RACmonitor broadcasting from the Health Care Compliance Association’s 2013 Compliance Institute meeting scheduled for April 21-24 in Maryland. 

Levinson and three other Office of Inspector General (OIG) officials will serve as guests of the long-running Monitor Monday Internet radio broadcast. Those other officials include Susan Gillin, deputy branch chief of administrative and civil remedies; Jennifer Trussell, special agent in charge of the investigations branch of the OIG; and Robert DeConti, assistant inspector general for legal affairs. Levinson’s participation in Monitor Monday will be his the second during a HCCA conference and his fourth time on the broadcast since 2012. 

“Mr. Levinson will be joining us during our regular Monitor Monday broadcast on Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. eastern,” said RACmonitor Publisher Chuck Buck, the broadcast’s executive producer and host. “We are pleased to welcome the inspector general to the broadcast and believe that the three other OIG officials will contribute to a broader understanding of the role of Office of Inspector General in uncovering waste, fraud and abuse in the healthcare system – especially since healthcare represents a reported 17.6 percent of the nation’s (annual) gross domestic product, or about $8,233 per person in the U.S.”

Buck said that Monitor Monday will broadcast three additional half-hour programs on Monday and two 30-minute programs on Tuesday. Levinson, Gillin, Trussell and DeConti all are scheduled speakers at the HCCA’s Compliance Institute’s 17th annual conference.

“We are strategically broadening our broadcast content to encompass other important issues facing providers, such as privacy and security, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and quality of care,” Buck said. “We will also keep our audience with current topics — those ‘hot’ topics that are red-button issues.”

Buck said the fundamental objective of offering broad-based content was to expand an “engagement between healthcare provider executives and Monitor Monday,” delivering content extending beyond issues regarding the recovery auditors. Buck will be joined by senior Monitor Monday correspondent Nancy Beckley, president and CEO for Nancy Beckley and Associates, who will co-host the broadcasts on both days.

The broadcast schedule is as follows: 

April 22, 2013: 10-10:30 a.m. Monitor Monday

Daniel R. Levinson,
Inspector General

David Glaser, Esq.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Stephen Gillis
Director, Billing Compliance
Massachusetts General Hospital

11:30 a.m.-noon: Privacy and Security

Adam Greene,
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

Erika Bol,
Privacy Officer
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Rick Kam
President and Co-founder
ID Experts

Ted Kobus
Co-leader
Privacy and Data Protection
Baker-Hosteller

1-1:30 p.m.: Hot Topics

Kenneth Coronel
Legal Officer
Verisys Corporation

Susan Gillin
Deputy Branch Chief Administrative and Civil Remedies
OIG

Laura Laemmie-Weidenfeld
Patton-Bogg

John Ford
Principal
Sienna Group, LLC

Kurt Long
CEO
FairWarning

2:30-3 p.m.: Compliance

Ryan Meade, Esq.
Partner
Meade & Roach, LLP

Steven Ortquist
Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

Tim Kennedy
Director of Operations
Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

Keisha Lightbourne
Senior Product Manager
Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

Debbie Troklus
Managing Director
Ageis Compliance and Ethics Center
HCCA Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 23, 2013: 11:30 a.m.-noon: ACO/Quality of Care

Keith Halleland
Halleland Habicht, PA

Donna Abbondandolo
Director of Compliance
Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Farmingdale, N.Y.

Patricia Ariel
Vice President and CCO
Westchester Medical Center

Carrie Bill
Associate
Feldsmen Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP

1-1:30 p.m.: OIG: Strategic Approaches

Jennifer Trussell
Special Agent in Charge
Investigations Branch
OIG

Robert DeConti
Assistant Inspector for Legal Affairs
OIG

Monitor Monday, produced by RACmonitor, a division of Panacea Healthcare Solutions, began its weekly schedule of broadcasts in January 2010.

Mark Spivey

Mark Spivey is a national correspondent for RACmonitor.com, ICD10monitor.com, and Auditor Monitor who has been writing and editing material about the federal oversight of American healthcare for more than a decade. He can be reached at mcspivey@hotmail.com.

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