We’re broadcasting live from the HCCA 2013 Annual Compliance Institute in National Harbor Washington overlooking the Potomac River. If there’s a rock star in the list of presenters here it would be the Inspector General Daniel R. (Call me “Dan”) Levinson. He was, of course, the keynote speaker this morning, and I believe that all of the estimated 2,500 attendees were in the general session. In fact, the audience spilled out into the huge foyer of the Maryland Room where, above the heads of folks listening with rapt attention, you could see Levinson’s image projected on a hugh screen, pacing across the elevated dais and talking about how “the law is slow to catch up with technology.” Dan is eloquent and with near-perfect diction. And his demeanor belies that he’s the top cop — the enforcer. He was gracious when we met just before going on the air, saying it has been a year since we personally met. But beware. The hot topic really has been navigating the OIG’s self disclosure protocols. It’s tricky to say the least. And one of our guests today, attorney Kenneth Coronel, the chief legal officer for Verisys in Alexandria, has some warnings for providers. For the full story check out today’s broadcast — “Hot Topics” — and listen closely as he challenges some of the provisions of self-disclosure.
Talk to you tomorrow when we broadcast our regular edition of Talk Ten Tuesday with Kim Charland and your truly, and then when we resume with two special editions — “Monitoring ACOs and “One OIG: Many Strategies. Nancy Beckley and I hope you’ll join us.