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Corporate Compliance Seminar Series

Seminars are free for members of the The Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies, Inc. For all others the seminars cost $100.

You can now purchase the Corporate Compliance Manual on CD-ROM ($100/members, $150/non-members.)

The last session has been rescheduled for June 25, 2002. For more information, contact Patricia Gallo Goldstein patgg@cvmha.org

I. Risk Self-Assessments and Baseline Assessments
This first session will assist compliance and senior managers in how to conduct an initial internal assessment which is recommended by the Office of the Inspector General. Using a self-assessment tool developed by Black Point Associates, managers will develop a written assessment that can help them to understand how to determine the risk profile of the organization. Critical to each assessment is a plan for how the assessment will be conducted including an interview schedule, document review schedule, and systems analysis.
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 8:00am - 2:30pm
Rescheduled for Friday, October 12th 9:30am-4:30pm

II. Development of Compliance Plans, Policies, and Annual Action Plans
This session, intended for compliance and senior managers, will focus on the development of an "effective" compliance program. The great part of the day will be devoted to the development of the compliance policy and the annual compliance action plan.

In addition, The Coalition has commissioned Black Point to develop a boilerplate compliance manual which will be introduced at this session. This manual will be specific to New York and to the mental health and substance abuse provider community.
Monday, November 19, 2001 9:30am - 4:30pm

III. & IV. Training Trainers on Documentation, Coding and Billing
This is a two-day training for clinical supervisors and managers. The training will produce permanent resources inside each member organization that knows and understands the links between documentation, coding and billing. During the training, participants will be expected to develop a resource manual for their organization and a training curriculum for staff.
Friday, December 7, 2001 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm
Rescheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm
and Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm

V. Chief Financial Officers: High Risk Compliance Issues
This session is relevant for CFOs regarding the risk areas that are particular to their role in the organization. In addition, CEOs will be invited to an initial 1.5 hour session in order to better understand how the CFO is linked to compliance and risk. Later discussion will focus on cost allocation, cost reporting, recent cases and audits by the federal government, subcontracting compliance issues and detailed information needed by CFOs in their areas of compliance responsibility.
Wednesday, February 13, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm

VI. Developing an Effective Auditing and Monitoring Program
This training is intended for compliance officers and members of the compliance committee. This session was developed to help organizations successfully implement monitoring and auditing procedures that determine the program's effectiveness and which help management understand the changing risk profile of the organization.
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, February 13, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm

VII. Billing and Reimbursement
This training is intended for billing/reimbursement/claims staff, as well as compliance officers. This session will focus on understanding how to submit "clean" claims to Medicaid, Medicare and commercial payers. If an organization subcontracts any of its services, it also needs to understand how claims are paid as well. The linkages between reimbursement, documentation and service coding will be explored as well as the development of practice management systems that help insure the maximization of "safe" revenues. CEOs are invited to the first 1.5 hors of the session to better understand the billing cycle and the particular risk areas in billing faced by behavioral health organizations.
Tuesday, April 16, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm
Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm

(III.) Training Trainers on Documentation, Coding and Billing--(This is day one of the session, rescheduled for April 16)
This is part one of a two-day training for clinical supervisors and managers. The training will produce permanent resources inside each member organization that knows and understands the links between documentation, coding and billing. During the training, participants will be expected to develop a resource manual for their organization and a training curriculum for staff.
Rescheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm

(IV.) Training Trainers on Documentation, Coding and Billing--(This is day two of the session, rescheduled for May 16)
This is part two of a two-day training for clinical supervisors and managers. The training will produce permanent resources inside each member organization that knows and understands the links between documentation, coding and billing. During the training, participants will be expected to develop a resource manual for their organization and a training curriculum for staff.
Rescheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm

VIII. Development of Best Practices and Follow-Up
This last session for compliance officers, CEOs and CFOs is a follow-up to the progress, problems and best practices initiated by participating organizations in developing their compliance programs. Participants will deliver "state of the program" presentations and next steps will be discussed.
Tuesday, June 25, 2002 9:30am - 4:30pm


The Black Point Consultants
Margaret Bellucci, CPA, MA Economics
CPA with 25 years of experience in for profit and non-profit auditing and accounting. Specializes in strategic cost modeling, organization development, and business planning. A former manager of a national accounting firm and CFO of a national real estate development company. Adjunct faculty member, teaching accounting and auditing courses at local area university.

Derek Jansen, Ph.D, MPH
Medical documentation, coding and billing specialist with over 25 years of experience in for profit and non-profit outpatient and inpatient services. Certified Medicare coder and contributing editor on coding, billing and documentation issues. Highly skilled trainer of medical, clinical and administrative staff in dual diagnosis treatment, accreditation and medical billing and coding. Consultant on inpatient and outpatient practice management in behavioral health.

Mary Thornton, BSRN, MBA
Business operations specialist with 20 years experience as senior manager in for profit and non-profit organizations. Combines a Bachelor's in Nursing with an MBA to assist clients in designing efficient, high quality services and programs. Focused, in-depth trainer in marketing, budgeting, strategic planning and program development. Author of Ahead of the Game: Compliance Strategies for the Behavioral Health Care Industry.

All seminars will be held at:

The Coalition
90 Broad Street, 8th Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10004
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

For more information about this seminar or about the Professional Learning Center, contact Pat Gallo Goldstein.