April 24-26, 2023- Anaheim, CA - Robert will address compliance risk from an individual and provider perspective at the Health Care Compliance Institute - “High Risk Compliance: How to Protect Your Organization and Yourself.”
- October 21, 2022 - Federal Criminial Defense Practice Seminar - "Government Taint Teams: ♫The Times They Are A-Changin' or ♫Same as it Ever Was—A Survey of Cases and Commentaries" - Genesee Community College
- October 27, 2022 - 24th Annual Health Care Compliance Conference - Panel Presentation on "Making Compliance Magic in the New Age of Critical Assessment of Effective Compliance Programs with Increased Risk to the Compliance Officer"
Presentation on May 11 entitled "Grant Compliance: Securing Grants is the Easy Part".
HCCA Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference
Presentation on November 15–18 entitled “Risks Associated with the Opioid Crisis: Who’s to Blame Will Cast a Wide Net”.
22nd Annual Health Care Compliance Conference
Presentation on October 22, 2020 entitled “2021 Compliance Audits; The Brave New (And Unchartered) World of Post-Pandemic Audits”. This session addressed the CARES Act, The Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (also known as the “Provider Relief Fund” or PFR) and Telehealth services. The CARES Act and the Provider Relief Fund come with significant risk to the receiving institution. This session covered those risks along with risk mitigation opportunities. Telehealth services have seen significant utilization in the Pandemic. The list of approved telehealth services has expanded as have the documentation requirements. Tips for managing post-pandemic were provided.
Talk at the University of Buffalo School of Law
Presentation on March 12, 2020. Mr. Trusiak was a guest instructor before the law school class. He presented “Representing Health Care Providers”, an overview of federal and state fraud and abuse laws, including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Law, False Claims Act, Off Label marketing and related state laws.
Seminar on the recently enacted New York Shield Act
Presentation on January 24, 2020, discussing the recently enacted New York Shield Act. The CLE presentation was entitled “Polishing your SHIELD: How NEW Data Security Laws Will Impact Almost Every Business With A Computer Starting March 2020 – What You Should Be Telling Your Clients, and How It Will Impact Your Firm.“ Robert lead the discussion on HIPAA and Shield Act comparisons.
21st Annual University of Rochester Compliance Conference
Presentation on October 24, 2019 entitled “Enforcement and Compliance Risks Associated with the Opioid Crisis.”
Pandion Healthcare Association and Western New York Healthcare Association Joint Compliance Seminar
Presentation on May 21, 2019 entitled “Whistleblowers: A Practical Assessment”. Mr. Trusiak addressed Whistleblower Problems and Practical Solutions.
Spring Practice Management Seminar
Mr. Trusiak spoke on April 4, 2019 at the Spring Practice Management Seminar in Buffalo, New York. Mr. Trusiak addressed various compliance topics to an audience of compliance professionals.
Wolters Kluwer Educational Series Webinar
Presentation on March 19, 2019 entitled “The Enemy Within: Practical Steps To Keep (POTENTIAL ) Whistleblowers from Losing Confidence in Your Internal Compliance Process (and Calling a Whistleblower Lawyer)”. Mr. Trusiak provided an unparalleled insight into mitigating organizational risk due to potential employee whistleblowers.
Hope is Not a Plan: Cyber Security and the Ransomware Threat
Presentation on October 25, 2018 at the 20th Annual University of Rochester Medical Center Health Care Compliance Conference, Rochester, New York. The presentation was entitled “Hope is Not a Plan: Cyber Security and the Ransomware Threat”
An Effective Compliance Program: Managing a Daunting Task
Presentation entitled “An Effective Compliance Program: Managing a Daunting Task”. Presentation to senior and compliance officials at the 2018 Catholic Charities USA, Annual Gathering, September 13, 2018, Buffalo, New York.
Compliance & OMIG Recoupments - What to Do and Have in Place
Presentation entitled “Compliance & OMIG Recoupments - What to Do and Have in Place.” Presentation to senior management officials at the Financial Manager Association Conference, May 10, 2018, Cooperstown, NY.
Regulatory Environment, Enforcement Activities and Common Findings, Oh My!
Presentation entitled “Regulatory Environment, Enforcement Activities and Common Findings, Oh My!“. Presentation to Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse organizations on April 27, 2018 at the New York State Care Management Coalition 2018 Annual Training Conference.
Creating an Effective Compliance Plan
Bonadio and Associates Compliance Boot Camps. Presentation entitled “CREATING AN EFFECTIVE COMPLIANCE PLAN”. Presentation to senior management and compliance officials of all provider types in Albany, NY on April 23, 2018; Rochester, NY on April 30, 2018 and New York City on May 3, 2018.
Compliance Challenges in Team-Based Documentation
Presentation entitled “COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES IN TEAM-BASED DOCUMENTATION: REGULATORY, BILLING AND THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT”, University of Rochester Compliance Academy, Rochester, NY, January 31, 2018. Presentation to Department Chairs and Senior Administrators.
New FMV/CR Enterprise Risk Management Paradigm
Webinar entitled “The New FMV/CR Enterprise Risk Management Paradigm for Hospital-Physician Deals”, an HCCA web conference, January 11, 2018.
MACRA and Compliance: What a Compliance Officer Needs to Know
Presentation on October 26, 2017 at the 19th Annual University of Rochester Medical Center Health Care Compliance Conference, Rochester, New York. The presentation was entitled “MACRA and Compliance: What a Compliance Officer Needs to Know.”
Successful Self Disclosures
Presentation on March 14 and 21, 2017 for a Bonadio & Associates Bootcamp for providers, Albany and Rochester, New York. The presentations were entitled “Successful Self Disclosures”. The presentations addressed the alternative self disclosure models and considerations to ensure a successful self disclosure.
Mitigating Stark and Kickback Liability
Presentation on February 2nd and 3rd, 2017 at the American Health Lawyers Association Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Orlando, Florida. The presentation was entitled “MITIGATING STARK AND KICKBACK LIABILITY BASED ON A PRACTICE LOSSES THEORY OF LIABILITY IS MORE THAN SIMPLY A MATTER OF “SURVEY SAYS”. Examining the Practice Losses Theory: Is it FMV and Commercially Reasonable to lose money on physicians or practices or are losses on physician compensation arrangements red herrings?”
HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance
Presentation on October 13, 2016 at the 18th Annual University of Rochester Medical Center Health Care Compliance Conference, Rochester, New York. The presentation was entitled “HIPAA Privacy and Security: A Comprehensive Analysis for Health Care Entities.”
HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance
Presentation on October 6, 2016 at the American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Abuse Forum, Baltimore, Maryland. The presentation was entitled “HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance Best Practices for Audit and Cybersecurity Event Readiness.”
HCCA’s New York Regional Conference, Friday, May 13, 2016, New York, NY
Compliance “Must Haves”
Understand Your Compliance Responsibilities for 2016 - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 9am – 1pm, Rochester, NY, This event was hosted by Health Care Compliance Support.
Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness
Presentation on January 13, 2016 to the Erie County Bar Association, Health Law Committee. The presentation addressed Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness as key issues in physician contracting matters.
Keynote Speaker on Stark Liability
Keynote speaker on October 12, 2015 at the Sufrin Lecture Series, University of Buffalo, School of Management. The presentation addressed Stark liability based on incomplete valuations and commercial reasonable assessments.
Compliance Responsibilities of a Board
Presentation on October 2, 2015 at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, to the Catholic Health System Board of Directors and Senior Executive Management. The 90 minute presentation addressed the Compliance Responsibilities of a Board based on April 2015 HHS OIG and AHLA Joint Guidance.
Compliance Symposium Keynote Speaker
Keynote speaker at the annual University of Rochester Compliance Symposium on October 1, 2015. The audience included C-suite personnel from Western New York institutional providers. The 2015 topic follows: Fair market value is more than simply a matter of “survey says” (In the event you want to avoid Stark liability).
Reverse False Claim Act
Presentation on September 28, 2015 in Baltimore, MD at the American Health Lawyer’s Association, Fraud and Abuse Forum. The presentation was entitled “Reverse False Claim Act Risk for Affiliated SNFs Following a RAC Denied Qualifying Inpatient Stay.” The presentation was the lead article the following week in the Report on Medicare Compliance.
Cybersecurity Role of the Compliance Officer
Webinar Presentation to the Rochester Regional Health Care Association on September 16, 2015 concerning the cybersecurity role of the compliance officer, distinct from IT, and necessary to create a compliance narrative to mitigate risk and financial exposure due to a mass HIPAA breach. The webinar participants included hospital CEOs, CFOs, IT, and Compliance Officer personnel.
Board of Directors Compliance Responsibilities
Presentation in Batavia, New York to the Western New York Health Care Association on the compliance responsibilities of the Board of Directors of a hospital based on April, 20, 2015 guidance issued by HHS OIG.
Stark Implications of Physician Contracting
Presentation on the stark implications of physician contracting before the Erie County Bar Association, February 11, 2015.
Fraud, FCA and Stark Presentations
Fraud, FCA and Stark Presentations at the 2013 and 2014 AHLA Fraud Conference, Baltimore Maryland.
Effective Compliance Plans
Presentation on effective compliance plans at the Health Care Compliance Association’s 16th Annual Compliance Institute to corporate decision-makers, including compliance professionals, risk managers, senior corporate executives and leaders, board of director members, physicians and institutional providers (A Dynamic Approach to an Effective Compliance Plan, Las Vegas, NV, May 1, 2012).
Compliance and Compliance Plans
Presentation on compliance and compliance plans through the Bonadio Group, an Upstate financial and compliance services corporation, to Upstate New York compliance officers and corporate officials (The Factors that Comprise an Effective Compliance Plan, Rochester, NY, April 27, 2012).
Presentation on Workplace Searches at FLETC, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, in April, 2012.
Medicare Secondary Payor (MSP)
Presentation on Medicare Secondary Payor to an audience of CEOs and CFOs of large self insured corporations from the retail industry as well as insurance carriers and trade organizations (How to Close a File without Contingent Liability Springing from a Medicare Set Aside, Washington, D.C., March 28, 2012).
Presentation on fraudulent underwriting at the Small Business Administration’s Annual Conference to accountants, financial professionals, and mortgage underwriters (The False Claims Act and Redressing Fraudulent Application Statements for SBA Loan Products, Buffalo, NY, November 4, 2011).
The Role of an Effective Compliance Plan
Presentation on the role of an effective compliance plan at the Health Care Compliance Association’s New England Regional Annual Conference to corporate decision-makers, including compliance professionals, risk managers, senior corporate executives and leaders, board of director members, physicians and institutional providers (The Role of an Effective Compliance Plan in Avoiding or Limiting False Claims Act Liability, Boston, MA, September 9, 2011).
Presentation on fraudulent underwriting at the America East Conference to accountants, financial professionals, and mortgage underwriters (The False Claims Act and Redressing Fraudulent Loan Application Statements and Deficient Underwriting for SBA Insured Loan Products, Buffalo, NY, August 17, 2011).
Presentations as the Keynote Speaker
Presentations as the keynote speaker since 1996 on the various False Claims Act implications on health care billing practices at the annual University of Rochester Compliance Symposium. The Symposium attracts an audience of approximately 350 corporate officials, including CEOs, CFOs, compliance officers and providers at the institutional, individual and group level (Rochester, NY, 1996 to present).