New York, NY, June 28, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts has announced today Richard D. Sanders, Partner, Balch & Bingham LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Form 990 for Hospital Reporting” This 2-hour event is scheduled for July 9, 2009, Thursday, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2009_F990.html)
The new IRS Form 990 for tax-exempt organizations asks for more information than the government previously collected, and it raises a number of questions specifically as it applies to us. The form includes a new Schedule H, on which nonprofit s report on activities that benefit their communities. The form and its schedules ask for specific information about governance, organizational leaders/directors and their compensation, related organizations, and the institutions’ conflict-of-interest and other governance policies, finance directors and compliance officers will need to work closely with the organization’s governing board and corporate counsel to understand the organization’s compliance policies and ensure that information is disclosed properly on the form.
A panel of industry leaders and governance experts is being assembled by the Knowledge Congress to discuss compliance policies and Form 990 reporting. Their presentation will be aired in a Live two-hour Webcast.
About Richard D. Sanders
Richard D. Sanders is a Partner in Balch & Bingham's Atlanta office and directs the Healthcare Practice Group in Atlanta. Mr. Sanders represents a variety of healthcare providers and managed care organizations on a broad range of issues including fraud and abuse compliance, antitrust policy, physician self referral management, medical staff credentialing, Medicare reimbursement, legislative activities, and business transactions. He also represents providers and managed care organizations in their relationships with regulatory agencies, including state Medicaid, insurance, and health departments, as well as the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Recently, Rich has counseled hospitals with regard to improving the effectiveness of their corporate compliance programs, including the rules protecting patient privacy and security. In addition, he has assisted several physician practices transactions, including a practice merger, as well as the formation of hospital/ physician joint ventures. Rich regularly speaks to a variety of groups of hospital and physician executives regarding legal issues facing healthcare providers. He has presented to groups of providers on topics including HIPAA, medical staff credentialing, Medicare fraud and abuse, and antitrust.
In addition, Rich is on the adjunct faculty at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and teaches courses in healthcare law. In 2004, he was awarded Professor of the Year. Rich is a former intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy where he worked with an Atlanta- based unit supporting the U.S. Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy. He is a member of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club and on the Board of Buckhead Baseball (Little League). He and his wife Rebekah, live in Buckhead and have three children: James (2000), William (2002) and Caroline (2005). They are members of the Cathedral of St. Philip Episcopal Church in Atlanta.
About Balch & Bingham LLP
Founded in 1922, Balch & Bingham LLP has over 250 attorneys and counselors in its six offices. Balch & Bingham gives a business-first perspective to clients. We help clients build stronger, more profitable companies. We combine business insight with legal excellence to address client issues before they become expensive legal problems.
Service to the healthcare industry is a pillar of Balch & Bingham’s legal practice. Our Health Law Practice Group was recently recognized by the American Health Lawyers Association as one of the largest in the Southeastern United States. With over 30 attorneys dedicated exclusively to the healthcare industry or to areas of the law that often impact the healthcare industry, we use an interdisciplinary approach to consistently provide responsive, cost-effective legal services to clients across the entire healthcare continuum. Select one of the areas below for more information about our health law service offerings. Service areas include, but not limited to, Transactions, Regulatory, Operations and Risk Management.
Balch & Bingham’s Health Law Litigation Practice Group’s representation includes all phases of civil matters before state, federal, and administrative tribunals that relate in any way to the healthcare industry. Our services also include guidance through the alternative dispute resolution process, as well as pre-litigation compliance and risk management counseling.
For more information about Richard D. Sanders and Balch & Bingham LLP please visit: http://www.balch.com
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.