Risk Assessments and Work Plans

December 17, 2019

In the spring of 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) updated its Evaluation of Compliance Programs Guidance Document to emphasize that organizations (including health care organizations) should regularly identify, assess, and define their risk profile and then devote appropriate resources to mitigate their risks. The process focuses an organization’s compliance efforts and may serve as a mitigating factor when government prosecutors are determining appropriate resolutions, penalties and compliance obligations in response to non-compliance. 

Health centers regularly use compliance risk assessments to develop their annual compliance work plans, as recommended by the OIG. As part of FTCA deeming, health centers must now complete quarterly risk management assessments and report annually to the board on completed risk management activities. Under the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule, health centers must perform risk assessments using an “all-hazards” approach and update their emergency plan at least every two years. 

This webinar will provide an overview of risk assessment requirements and recommendations for health centers, including a crosswalk of the OIG, FTCA, and CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule requirements and recommendations. We will discuss documentation expectations for the risk assessment process and for the response to identified risks and demonstrate the risk assessment process using current examples from the OIG's Work Plan activities, providing tips on developing activities and strategies to mitigate and manage identified risks. 

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Target Audience

  •  C-Suite/Leadership: CEOs, CFOs, COOs and CMOs
  • Compliance Officers and Risk Managers

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the OIG's risk assessment recommendations;
  • Explain the risk assessment requirements for FTCA deeming and under the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule; and
  • Discuss the risk assessment process, including activities and strategies to mitigate and manage identified risks.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
12/17/2019 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
12/17/2019 - 2:00pm EST

Molly Evans

A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

Dianne Pledgie

As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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