So You Think Your Compliance
Program is Effective?
Summary:Can you show an "effective" compliance program?
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
Faculty: Jennifer Papapanagiotou, JD and Richard Pecore, JD
Program Description: Effectiveness is the new standard for compliance programs.
It is no longer good enough simply to have a compliance program; now you must show that it is an "effective" compliance program.
This presentation will review how to assess your compliance program for effectiveness, utilizing the government's newly published guidance documents.
It will also give attendees tips for inexpensive ways to improve the effectiveness of their compliance programs. Participants will:
Presentation Date: 08.09.2017
Learning Outcomes(s): Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an
intent to change or enhance their practice by utilizing public resources to develop an effective work plan to protect against fraud and abuse and related sanctions.
About the Presenter: Jennifer Papapanagiotou, JD has a legal practice that focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional
matters for a wide array of health care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for
compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home
health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients
with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues.
About the Presenter: Richard B. Pecore, JD is a licensed Texas attorney with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Pecore is a
graduate of the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law Houston. Mr. Pecore joined Liles Parker as an associate attorney in January 2012 and became a partner with the firm in
February 2016. Mr. Pecore has worked on a variety of health care related matters, and the past 6 years focusing on Medicare and Medicaid administrative provider appeals and creating
provider regulatory compliance plans. Since joining Liles Parker, Mr. Pecore has focused on “big box” Medicare and Medicaid overpayments. He has successfully defended overpayment cases
ranging in value from $15,000 to $6 million dollars. Mr. Pecore is a Certified Medical Compliance Officer with PMI, is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Mr. Pecore
lives in Kingwood, Texas.
 So You Think Your Compliance Program is Effective?