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Critical HCCA Web/Audio Conference Will Review Office of Inspector General Compliance Concerns Outlined in FY 2008 Work Plan
Date:10/15/2007

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) will host a two-part audio/web conference to review important compliance concerns for hospitals and for physicians outlined in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) 2008 Work Plan. It is an essential resource for the health care industry.

This vital two-part audio/web conference will provide an in-depth review of issues and projects the OIG believes are crucial and which will become the primary focus of the OIG's efforts during the 2008 fiscal year. Part I of the audio/web conference -- 2008 OIG Work Plan for Hospitals -- will be held on October 25, 2007 at 12 Noon Central Time. Part II -- 2008 OIG Work Plan for Physicians -- will be held on October 26, 2007 at 12 Noon Central Time.

Panel of Experts

HCCA has assembled an expert panel for this critical audio/web conference including:

-- Carol Lessans, Director of Planning, Reporting, and Analysis

Division of the Office of Management and Policy, OIG

-- George M. Reeb, Assistant Inspector General for Centers of

Medicare and Medicaid Audits, OIG

-- Brian Ritchie, Assistant Inspector General for Evaluation

and Inspections, Office of Evaluation and Inspections, OIG

-- Georgeann Edford, President, Coding Compliance Solutions, LLC

-- Steven Ortquist, Partner, Mead & Roach, LLP, and Mead & Roach

Consulting, LLP

-- Sheryl Vacca, CHC, Senior Vice President/Chief Compliance and

Audit Officer, University of California System

Registration Information

More details and registration information are available on the HCCA Web site at

http://www.hcca-info.org/StaticContent/2008OIGworkplan_2parts.pdf.

Call HCCA with questions at 888/580-8373 or 952/988-0141.

Audio/Web Conference Contact:

Melanie Gross

HCCA

6500 Barrie Road, Suite 250

Minneapolis, MN 55435

melanie.gross@hcca-info.org

888/580-8373

About the HCCA

The Health Care Compliance Association, established in 1996, is the only national, non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the quality of compliance. Its mission is to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance professionals and others who share these principles.

Visit HCCA's Web site at http://www.hcca-info.org. Tel: 888/580-8373.


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