2019 Best Compliance Practices Forum

October 21-22, 2019: Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington VA

Event Details

The 2019 Healthcare Best Compliance Practices Forum will be held October 21 – 22 at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City hotel in Arlington, VA (DC Metro Area).

Over the course of this annual two-day event, all winners of Healthcare Compliance Best Practices, as selected by the Trust’s Committee of working compliance officers, will present their winning practices to those in attendance. Presentations of Healthcare Compliance Best Practices are supplemented by a distinguished faculty of government and sector compliance experts.

In addition, all compliance professionals who have achieved CCP or CCE certification or recertification will be recognized at the end of the first day. The Forum is also the venue where the Fellows of the Health Ethics Trust are announced.

Who Has the Best Compliance Practices?

For 24 years, Health Ethics Trust has showcased the best compliance practices of leaders – from all sectors of healthcare including providers, health plans, pharma, device companies and government contractors.

Ten to twelve Best Practices will be selected from all submissions nationally. Best Practices are selected by a panel of senior compliance professionals who review all submissions received by the Health Ethics Trust and select practices that are exceptional judged by current compliance program standards. All practices are presented in an accessible form and are available to attendees.

2018’s Best Practices included:

  • Atrium Health – Physician Network Compliance Continuous Monitoring
  • Atrium Health – Risk Based Provider Audits
  • Northwell Health – Clinical Research Auditing and Monitoring Program
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute – Institutional Conflicts of Interest
  • GuideWell Source – Navigator Code of Business Conduct
  • Northwell Health – Security Awareness and Training/Phishing Awareness Training
  • Baylor Scott & White Game-Changer: Adding a Communications Professional to the Compliance Team
  • Highmark Health – Effective Education & Training Program
  • Health Care Service Corporation – Measuring Ethics and Compliance Training Effectiveness
  • BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee – Encourage and Reward: A Culture of Compliance
  • Erlanger Health – Camp Compliance

These practices break new ground. For example, while most compliance programs have a process to address individual conflicts of interest, few if any have addressed organizational conflicts of interest, as Moffitt has. Many health systems are building larger physician networks, but few can monitor physician practices in real time, as Atrium can. And it is ever harder to improve on codes of conduct, but GuideWell Source has raised the bar.

Winners and speakers will be updated here as they are confirmed.

2018 Confirmed and Invited Faculty

In addition to featuring Best Practices, the Best Practices Forum features leaders from the regulatory, enforcement and industry. Attendees get a complete update on current actions presented by leaders in an interactive format.

In 2018, the faculty included:

  • A.G. (Alec) Alexander III, Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Director, Center for Program Integrity
  • Marti Arvin, Vice President of Audit Strategy, CynergisTek
  • Joe Beemsterboer, Chief, Fraud Section Health Care Fraud Unit, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Steven Blaum, Unit Chief, Health Care Fraud Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Tish Breeding, Integrity & Compliance Officer, Covenant Health
  • Nancy Brown, Senior Counsel, OIG, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Selina Coleman, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Megan Fanale Engel, Associate, Reed Smith
  • Anna Grizzle, Member. Bass, Berry & Sims
  • Susan Lynch, Senior Counsel for Elder Justice, DOJ
  • Kirk Ogrosky, Partner, Arnold & Porter

For additional information or enrollment, call the Heath Ethics Trust at 703-683-7916.


Individual guest room reservations can be made at the Ritz Carlton can be made at a negotiated rate of $254/night. To make a reservation, call the Ritz Carlton directly at 1-800-241-3333 and reference Group Name: Best Compliance Practices ForumThe cut-off date for guaranteed reservations at the group rate is Friday, September 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET.

Ritz Carlton Pentagon City

1250 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 415-5000


The Health Ethics Trust sponsors the Forum which allows us to offer it as our lowest tuition course of the year. The intention is to allow the widest possible group of compliance professionals to attend. To make registration more affordable, we have added many new options to suit your individual needs.


  • Government / Academic: $645
  • HET Member: $695
  • Non-members: $995

Tuition Plus Membership:

How to Register

Click the button below to purchase your tuition in HET’s store, which allows you to securely pay for your tuition by check or credit card. Or, email your completed registration form to cbutler@corporateethics.com. You can also fax your completed registration form to 571-551-6080.  Enrollments accepted in the order they are received.

Best Practice Forum 2019 - Ritz Carlton Pentagon City

Ritz Carlton Pentagon City 1250 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202 (703) 415-5000