This year’s conference will focus on the effective monitoring of departments and data, and the latest regulatory updates to mitigate compliance risks and ensure a successful Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) audit. Here’s a look at what compliance professionals can expect when RISE gathers on Oct. 21-22 at a brand-new venue—the elegant and historic Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C.

What’s new this year

Now in its third year, CompliancePalooza offers even more content with 17 sessions over the course of two days. General sessions include an in-depth look at the CMS 2019 audit season, the experiences of health plans that recently had a CMS audit, workplace audit engagement, mock audits, and delegate sales training.

The conference will also feature two tracks: 

The CMS Program Audit Track will take an in-depth look at mastering universe preparation for program audits, improving your appeals and grievances operations, and examining best approaches for successful corrective action plans (CAPs).

The FDR Oversight and Provider Monitoring Track will focus on the execution of an efficient FDR monitoring program, compliance objectives and contract requirements, and navigating 42 CFR Part 2 regulations.


Esteemed speakers


Our roster of speakers continues to grow! Here’s a sneak peak at our current lineup of speakers:

  • JoAnn Chinn, compliance officer-Fla., Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Ana Handshuh, vice president, managed care services, Ultimate Health Plans
  • Deborah Marine, compliance officer, SummaCare
  • Anne Delomba, manager of FDR/delegation oversight, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Cindy Glennon, director of internal audit, Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Sarah Peix, director of compliance, ChenMed
  • Melissa Rusk, director claims and BPO operations, SummaCare
  • Tracy Jones, senior compliance coordinator, SummaCare
  • Charmaine Gee, director of appeals and grievances, Medicare Advantage and MMP Plans, Amerihealth Caritas VIP Plans, The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
  • Heather Metz, manager of government compliance, Gateway Health Plan
  • Cindy Glennon, director of internal audit, Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Kate Romanow, JD, director of regulatory affairs, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • LaTasha Jones, Medicare compliance manager, Virginia Premier
  • Patricia Suffern, AVP, Medicare-Medicaid program, Virginia Premier
  • David Reid, director, operational performance & regulatory support, Florida Blue
  • Delores Stewart, senior manager, operational performance & regulatory support, Florida Blue
  • Helaine Fingold, senior counsel, Epstein, Becker and Green
  • Beth Socoski, chief strategy officer, Socoski Design Consulting
  • Osato Chitou, founder and principal consultant, Compli by Osato

Networking opportunities

Attendees also have a dedicated six hours to network with their peers during CompliancePalooza. In addition to scheduled breaks between sessions, RISE will hold a cocktail reception at the end of the first day of the conference. The following morning, women leaders in the health care compliance sector are welcome to attend a special networking breakfast with a breakout session that focuses on the challenges women face in the industry.

Editor’s note: CompliancePalooza will take place Oct. 21-22 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. To learn more, click here for registration information and to download the brochure.