Is the Board Increasing the Organization’s Risk of Criminal and Civil Penalties?

That’s the provocative title of the Health Care Compliance Association’s Audit & Compliance Committee Conference, scheduled for May 20–21, 2010 in New York City.

According to HCCA, “in the current enhanced enforcement environment, a board member’s responsibilities don’t end with due care.  If a compliance failure occurs, the organization’s penalties could be substantially higher if the board can’t demonstrate that it is knowledgeable about the content and operation of the compliance and ethics program.”

Conference topics include:

  • The fundamentals of healthcare accounting and compliance
  • Key healthcare compliance risk areas
  • Tax exemption challenges
  • Building an effective relationship with internal audits
  • Compliance risk assessments
  • Crisis management

For information, go the Great Boards website or to http://www.auditcompliancecommittee.org/ or call 888-580-8373.

You can also find summary of new compliance requirements for tax-exempt hospitals, prepared by the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, on the firm’s website.

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