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DOJ Certification Raises CCO ‘Risk Profile’; Consider ‘Your Own Due Diligence Checklist’

July 25, 2022

A compliance officer’s certification that her organization was compliant with applicable laws and regulations as part of its false claims settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) has come back to bite her. The organization is considering a selfdisclosure that implicates the certification, a cautionary tale for other compliance officers now that DOJ is expected to require chief compliance officers to sign certifications that their organization’s compliance program is “reasonably designed and implemented to detect and prevent violations of the law” and functioning effectively in the resolution of corporate criminal cases.

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Trusiak: State courts not an out on MSP

Mar 25, 2010

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Trusiak submitted the following as an open letter to the Western New York bar. We are running his letter in its entirety, as submitted. The position of the United States concerning the statutory, regulatory and judicial basis for reimbursement of a conditional payment upon the negotiated resolution of a tort claim involving a Medicare beneficiary was set forth in plenary detail in the July 27, 2009 edition of the Buffalo Law Journal. The purpose of this article is not to set forth yet another detailed iteration of the authority for the self-intuitive concept the federal taxpayer, in the words of the statute, "shall be" reimbursed for medical expenses upon a tort settlement involving a Medicare beneficiary. The purpose of this article is to set forth the consequences associated with the failure to secure through the federal administrative process an allocation of the conditional payment amount owed under the Medicare Secondary Payor (MSP) absent an adjudicated result in state court. The following discussion summarily sets forth fundamental MSP principles, the roles of the state and federal parties in adjudicating the MSP interest, the consequences associated with subversion of the MSP process, and the continued desire of the United States to work in partnership with the bar to secure MSP compliance.

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Kaleida Names Trusiak Senior Associate General Counsel

Aug 15, 2012

Kaleida Health has named Robert G. Trusiak as Senior Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

In his role, Trusiak will be responsible for legal affairs concerning the health system and will ensure Kaleida Health’s commitment to conformance with all Federal, State and local healthcare regulations as well as internal policies.

Prior to Kaleida Health, Trusiak served as Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of New York. Trusiak’s previous positions also include Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Ohio, and assistant prosecuting attorney.

Trusiak received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the University of Akron and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.



Former assistant U.S. attorney, FASB fellow to speak at UB School of Management

Sep 8, 2015

National experts on financial accounting and health care compliance will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management as part of this year’s Helen and Oscar Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting on Oct. 12 in the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus.

Nick Burgmeier, practice fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), will speak at 9 a.m. on the FASB’s current agenda.

At 10:30 a.m., Robert G. Trusiak, co-owner and principal at Health Care Compliance Support, will address fraud in health care.

Trusiak opened Health Care Compliance Support earlier this year to help physicians and institutional providers navigate today’s complex health care regulations, including creating a compliance plan, training employees, and investigating and responding to compliance issues.

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