A panel of health care law and compliance practitioners will discuss health care compliance issues, how fraud negatively impacts care of the poor and elderly, and what the future of health care rights and responsibilities might look like with the passage of the national health care law, the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Wednesday, March 9, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Court Room, 1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
The guest panelists have extensive backgrounds in the health care compliance arena and represent a broad range of experiences, including work with Medicaid and Medicare, false claims, fraud, licensing, privacy issues and program implementation.
Panelists will give short presentations then engage in a discussion about health care compliance. Panelists and topics include:
Creating a Health Care Compliance Program
Debby Troklus, Assistant Vice President, Health Affairs/Compliance, University of Louisville Health Science Center
Counseling on Health Care Compliance Issues
Steve Sozio, Partner, Jones Day;
Beth S. Rosenbaum, Of Counsel, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
Complying with Health Care Regulatory Laws
Megan P. Frient, Associate Counsel, Law Department, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
C|M|LAW Professor Gwendolyn Roberts Majette will moderate the program.
"Fraud in Medicaid and Medicare negatively impacts the quality of care given to the elderly and poor," said Professor Browne Lewis, director of the Center for Health Law and Policy at C|M|LAW. "There could also be unintentional billing mistakes that are not caught by providers or patients. We want to educate health care providers to make sure they are complying with the laws in order to give patients the best care. It's not enough to have the regulations in place, but to make sure they are enforced."
The event is free and open to the public. Members of the Ohio Bar will receive 1.5 continuing legal education credits.
The program is sponsored by the Center for Health Law and Policy at C|M|LAW.
Fall 2010 marked the inaugural semester of the center, which offers C|M|LAW students health law certification along with their JD.
Complementing a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum, The Center offers students opportunities for externships at major medical centers throughout the city. In addition, students gain experience at the school's Community Health Advocacy Law Clinic (CHALC). Part of a partnership between Legal Aid and MetroHealth, CHALC is only clinical partnership of its kind in Ohio, and one of only a handful in the country that includes Legal Aid, a hospital, and a law school.
Drawing on the knowledge base of an engaged advisory committee and vital medical and legal community, the center will bring compelling presenters, policy makers and scholars to the law school, and is positioned to become a leader in health law education.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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