Agenda & Speakers


Thursday, November 5, 2020

8:30 am to 8:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Diane Carter- POHMS President
Linda DeAngelis – NJSOM President

 

8:45 am to 9:45 am

COVID-19, Elections & Cancer Care – What A Year!!!
Ted Okon - Executive Director
Community Oncology Alliance

 

9:50 am to 10:50 am

2021 E&M Changes and Documentation Requirements
Michelle Weiss
Weiss Oncology Consulting

  • Learn which codes are affected by the changes
  • Understand the new E/M Guidelines and how to choose the level of service
  • Know when and how the prolonged service codes apply
  • Evaluate oncology coding examples

 

10:50 am to 11:30 am

Break – Please visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Evolving Oncology Practice Model
Scott Friedly, MS, CPC
Takeda Oncology
  • Mergers and consolidation of Payers, PBMs & SPs – 2 slides
  • High deductible health plans & their impact on patients and care
  • OOP Costs for Oral anticancer medications
  • Medicare Advantage Overview, including growth in enrollment and OOP costs
  • Implementation of Step Therapy in Medicare Part B covered drugs
  • Spotlight on Oral Oncolytic Adherence

 

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK – Don’t forget to visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall and gain more points for our challenge

 

1:00 pm to 2:00 PM

Overview of HIPAA Developments
Helen Oscislawski, Esq
Managing Partner
Attorneys at Oscislawski LLC

  • Review of the HIPAA basics
  • Review of HIPAA Breach response, notices and reporting
  • Key OCR HIPAA enforcement actions & resolution agreement
  • Key HIPAA guidance and FAQs issued by HHS/OCR
  • Developments and federal guidance on security, ransomware attacks, telehealth, and use of software Apps
  • HIPAA litigation re: patient access rights, fee copy caps and directing copies to third-parties
  • Regulatory change to calculating Penalties for HIPAA violations

 

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Break – please visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Overview of HIPAA Developments Continued

3:10 pm to 4:00 pm

TBD

 

4:30 pm

CHOC Member Business Meeting
(By invitation only for Active and Associate CHOC members)

 

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

 

8:00 am to 9:00 am

POHMS Member Business Meeting
(By invitation only for Active and Associate POHMS Members)

 

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Harassment in the Workplace: How To Avoid Liability
COVID-19 Business Updates
George C. Hlavac, Esq.
Hoffman Hlavac & Easterly
Attorneys at Law

  • This presentation will focus on the steps that all medical practices must take to protect against harassment-based
    liability. Issues to be discussed include: the importance of properly drafted harassment policies; mandatory
    employee harassment training; understanding the employer’s duty to prevent harassment in the workplace; and
    taking prompt and appropriate corrective action with respect to inappropriate employee conduct.

 

10:00 am to 10:20 am

Break – please visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall

 

10:20 am to 10:50 am

Pandemic Law
George C. Hlavac, Esq.
Hoffman Hlavac & Easterly
Attorneys at Law

  • This presentation will address the employment law issues that all hospitals and medical practices have been struggling
    with during the COVID-19 pandemic, including: furloughs, layoffs, recalls, unemployment compensation,
    discrimination claims, child care leave, ADA and FMLA problems, and many others. The presentation will include a
    15 minute general Q&A to answer pandemic-related employment law questions that attendees may have.

 

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

How the Information Blocking Rules Changed HIPAA
Helen Oscislawski, Esq
Managing Partner
Attorneys at Oscislawski LLC

  • What constitutes “Information Blocking” (i.e., “interfere with,” “prevent” or “materially discourage”) by
    healthcare Providers, including discussion of specific use case examples
  • How to permissibly educate your patients about privacy & security risks without
    engaging in impermissible “interference with” sharing of EHI
  • How to implement the “Preventing Harm” exception, and revise your HIPAA Policy
    accordingly
  • How to implement the “Privacy” exception, and revise your HIPAA Policy accordingly
  • Impact of the “Content & Manner” exception
  • Penalties applicable to providers who engage in Info Blocking
  • Deadlines for healthcare Provider compliance

 

12:00 pm to 12:20 pm

Break – please visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall

 

12:20 pm to 1:00 pm

How the Information Blocking Rules Changed HIPAA – Continued

 

1:00 pm

Conclusion and Closing Remarks

 

 

 

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(Agenda subject to change without notice)