Apr 27, 2023

2023 Health Law Symposium: Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness

During this informative and timely program, we will be taking a deep dive into 18 NYCRR Part 521 updates and guidance with the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General as well as best practices for compliance program effectiveness reviews considering OMIG and OIG requirements. We will also discuss recent legal updates including proposed changes to health information privacy rules, changes in enforcement guidance and fraud, waste and abuse hot topics.

Thursday, April 27, 2023
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Kathleen Watras, Director of the Compliance Review Unit, NYS Office of the Medicaid Inspector General

Kathleen Watras joined OMIG’s Bureau of Compliance in 2012 as the manager for the Compliance Program Review Unit. She was instrumental in the development of OMIG’s compliance program review process and OMIG’s 2016 Compliance Program Review Guidance. Ms. Watras has been the Director of the bureau since 2019 and is responsible for all Bureau of Compliance activities.  She was instrumental in the development of amendments to the compliance program regulation (18 NYCRR SubPart 521-1) and related guidance. Previously, she was the Director of OMIG’s Bureau of Collections Management.


“The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 4.2 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.”

Registration is required.