PYA Tackles Organizational Risks, Alternative Payment Models, and HIPAA Audits at the 2017 AHIA Annual Conference

compliance audit alternative payment modelsPYA Compliance Consulting Manager Susan Thomas co-presented “Managing Organizational Risk:  The Mighty Triad of Internal Audit, Compliance, and Risk Management,” along with Banner Health’s Process Director Jen Brooks and Rockwell Collins’ Senior Internal Audit Analyst Laurie Lutgen at the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA) 36th Annual Conference.

Areas of focus included:

  • Defining the organizational roles and responsibilities of internal audit, corporate compliance, and risk management.
  • Discovering how a partnership of audit, compliance, and risk management can be a major advantage for an overall risk strategy.
  • Considering the variety of available audit tools for managing risk.
  • Discussing how to move from risk-related activities to integrated risk management.

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PYA Principal Martie Ross and Manager Aaron Elias conducted a session, “The Times, They Are A-Changin’: Alternative Payment Models Panel Presentation.”

Areas of focus included:

  • Discussing new payment models available to providers, including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models.
  • Exploring CMS’ progress toward goals related to payment reform.
  • Understanding alternative payment models and pay-for-performance programs—which components require auditing and recommendations for potential auditing processes.

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PYA Principal Barry Mathis presented “Preparing and Responding to an OCR HIPAA Audit.”

Areas of focus included:

  • Understanding the steps of an OCR HIPAA audit.
  • Learning methods for responding accurately and efficiently to audits.
  • Understanding how to assess ability to respond to, and identify gaps and weaknesses in, processes.
  • Discussing lessons learned from completed audits.

View the presentation below:

If you would like more information about compliance, risk management, or alternative payment models, or would like to request a speaker on these topics for your organization or event, contact one of our PYA executives below, (800) 270-9629.


Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas

Manager

Martie Ross

Martie Ross

Principal

Barry Mathis

Barry Mathis

Principal

Shannon Sumner

Shannon Sumner

Principal

Aaron Elias

Aaron Elias

Manager

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