Shirley Qual and Andrea Ekeberg on Compliance During Mergers and Acquisitions In a Time of Healthcare Transformation [Podcast]

Compliance Perspectives show

Summary: <a href=""></a><br> <a href=""></a><br> By Adam Turteltaub<br><br> By Adam Turteltaub<br> A merger or acquisition is an expensive proposition for an organization and one that is rich in both business and compliance risks.  That’s particularly true for the healthcare industry, with its substantial regulatory burden and constant change.<br> <a href="mailto:Qual,">Shirley Qual</a> and <a href="mailto:Ekeberg,">Andrea Ekeberg</a> at UnitedHealthcare will be sharing their expertise on M&amp;A compliance risk at the <a href="">2019 HCCA Compliance Institute</a>.  In this podcast they explain that successful compliance risk management begins with getting a seat at the table and persuading the business team that compliance can bring value to the conversation.  Specifically, we can help them to prioritize and identify risks before the deal closes.<br> Once the deal is done, it’s time for compliance to go back to the seven elements of a compliance program and assess whether they are present at the acquired entity.   Also, it’s essential to find out if they have a risk assessment, and what it says. Then, Shirley and Andrea suggest, look into past enforcement actions and how the entity has responded.<br> Listen in to learn more about how to manage the compliance role during a merger or acquisition.  And don’t miss them at the 2019 Compliance Institute.<br>