Staying Legal: A Candid Conversation About Health Care Compliance

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Wed, 03/09/2011 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room) [map]

Debby Troklus
Assistant Vice President, Health Affairs/Compliance,
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Steve Sozio
Partner, Jones Day and Beth S. Rosenbaum,
Of Counsel, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

Megan P. Frient
Associate Counsel, Law Department,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

A panel of health law experts and practitioners will present on topics in their fields and discuss the future of health law compliance after the passage of the national health care law.

Topics and presenters include:

Creating a Health Care Compliance Program: Debby Troklus, Assistant Vice President, Health Affairs/Compliance, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Ms. Troklus is the Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs/Compliance for the University of Louisville Health Science Center.  She provides ongoing operational management for all compliance functions at the Health Science Center.  Ms. Troklus currently serves on the board of the Health Care Compliance Association and was President in 2000.  She also serves on the board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and is the current president for the Compliance Certification Board.  Ms. Troklus has extensive experience in the compliance arena, including program implementation, auditing, investigations and training and development.  Specifically, she has worked in decentralized environments to develop centralized compliance initiatives.  Ms. Troklus has also worked with the government to bring together compliance officers and physicians in roundtables to promote a working partnership in the area of compliance.

Counseling on Health Care Compliance Issues: Steve Sozio, Partner, Jones Day and Beth S. Rosenbaum, Of Counsel, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

Mr. Sozio's practice involves the representation of businesses, health care organizations, and their employees during investigations by federal and local governmental authorities for potential criminal charges; prosecuting and defending civil actions on behalf of clients involved with allegations of fraud, false claims, and other business-related wrongdoing; and advising health care and corporate clients regarding compliance issues to avoid governmental sanctions. Since joining Jones Day, Mr. Sozio has represented corporations, hospitals, and executives that were the subjects of investigations by federal and local grand juries and/or regulatory agencies involving alleged health care fraud, defense contractor fraud, SEC and securities fraud, HUD fraud, FDA actions, prevailing wage violations, import/export issues, federal campaign contribution violations, and economic espionage. He also has conducted many internal and external investigations on behalf of boards of directors and senior management

Ms. Rosenbaum focuses her practice on health care matters, including assisting clients in licensure and certification, state and federal regulatory compliance and commercial business transactions. She is experienced in providing corporate training in the areas of health care regulatory compliance and in employee practices.  As former general counsel for a nursing home operator, Ms. Rosenbaum is also well-versed in handling corporate counsel and employment matters.

Complying with Health Care Regulatory Laws: Megan P. Frient, Associate Counsel, Law Department, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Megan P. Frient is Associate Counsel in the Law Department of the Cleveland Clinic.  She represents the Cleveland Clinic in connection with government and regulatory matters, such fraud & abuse laws, Medicare and Medicaid billing and payment matters, licensing and privacy issues.  Ms. Frient also specializes in antitrust law and counsels the Cleveland Clinic on a variety of antitrust issues, including joint ventures, clinical integration, joint purchasing and pricing issues.

Moderator: Gwendolyn Roberts Majette, Assistant Professor, C|M|LAW

Professor Majette received her JD from the George Washington University School of Law, and her LLM in Global Health, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center.  While at Georgetown she was also a Global Health Law Scholar.  Professor Majette worked on health care issues on Capitol Hill.  She was a Legislative Fellow with a senator on the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, where she worked on Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Care Reform Policy.  She also analyzed and reviewed Medicare policy as a Fellow with the Health Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representative.   Professor Majette frequently consults on health care matters for the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Internationally, she has spoken with South African academicians and government officials regarding the strengths and weakness of their health care delivery system. 

No preregistration required - register at the door.

The program will be followed by a reception from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the atrium.

CLE credit: 1.5 hours

Category: CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures

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