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Valerie Reich, Attorney, Huron Consulting Group Inc to Speak at KCís Changes to Hospital Tax Exemption: Best Practices Under Section 501(r) Live Webcast on 8/9/2012

New York, NY, July 05, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Valerie Reich, Attorney, Huron Consulting Group Inc., will speak at a 2-hour webcast.

Title of Event: “Changes to Hospital Tax Exemption: Best Practices Under Section 501(r) LIVE Webcast”
Date of Event: August 9, 2012
Time of Event: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET
Location: NJ via Live Webcast

About Valerie Reich

Valerie Reich is an Associate in Huron Healthcare’s Compliance & Investigations Practice. She has broad experience advising a variety of healthcare providers on regulatory compliance, government investigations and transactions. Prior to joining Huron, Valerie practiced as a health care transactional attorney in Chicago, Illinois, advising clients on regulatory compliance as well as assisting clients with government investigations.

Representative examples of Valerie’s engagement experience include, but are not limited to: conducting overall compliance effectiveness assessments for health systems, hospitals, clinical laboratories and third-party billing companies to determine the organization’s implementation of the seven elements of an effective compliance program and how those elements are effectuated; serving as a key team member in an ICD-10 work group having assisted major health systems with various ICD-10 initiatives including, training and education, payer readiness, systems readiness, and operational impacts; assisting clients with government settlements, drafting corporate integrity agreements and performing independent review organization services, including pre-IRO work and acting as the IRO; conducting HIPAA/HITECH compliance assessment and training for numerous health care providers.

Valerie is a member of the Illinois State Bar, Missouri State Bar and American Health Lawyers Association. She is also an associate board member and volunteer for the Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services.

About Huron Consulting Group Inc

Huron Healthcare’s Compliance and Investigations team provides healthcare organizations and their legal counsel with the broadest, most comprehensive, and highest quality regulatory compliance and investigations solutions in the industry. Their Healthcare Compliance & Investigations team delivers focused solutions for the most complex matters of compliance, governance, risk management, investigations, and litigation.

Working collaboratively, they help clients identify, design, and implement effective and sustainable compliance programs to mitigate risk and meet evolving regulatory challenges and requirements, now and into the future. When investigations or litigation occur, they develop expert response and defense strategies along with highly focused data collection and analytics as part of our comprehensive investigation and litigation assistance.

Their understanding of the regulatory landscape and their extensive experience in healthcare allow them to design and implement proven solutions, enabling their clients to effect change, implement best practices, and achieve excellence.

For more information about Huron Consulting Group Inc, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code was enacted in March 2010 and mandates that nonprofit hospitals to comply with new requirements in order to maintain their tax-exempt status. Aside from expanding their aid service to the community, they are expected to understand the key components of community health needs assessment (CHNA) which includes setting new limitations, policies and procedures related to billing actions. Knowing the best key practices on how to comply with these new requirements will give you the chance to mitigate the risk of potential pitfalls and ultimately to save your tax-exempt status.

The Knowledge Group is producing a LIVE webcast which will explore the issues and concerns surrounding the new regulations. Changes to Section 501(r): Best Practices for Nonprofit Hospitals LIVE Webcast is a must-attend event for Nonprofit hospitals struggling to comply with the new requirements involved in Section 501 (r).

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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. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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