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CCH Names Advisory Board To New Healthcare Compliance Group

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 5, 1998) -- CCH INCORPORATED, a leading provider of health care law information and software said today that it has created CCH® Compliance™, a portfolio of health care compliance products, and named some of the health care industry’s most noted professionals to the CCH Healthcare Compliance Editorial Advisory Board.

Board members will have an important role in guiding CCH Compliance in the development of products designed to provide health care professionals with the depth and scope of information they need to avoid the significant consequences of compliance violations. The new publications will cover a wide range of compliance issues, including Medicare false claims, fraud and abuse, antitrust, tax, human resources and privacy and confidentiality.

CCH plans to offer a variety of print and electronic publications in the CCH Compliance portfolio, including practice guides, training materials, newsletters and internet and CD-ROM-based information to meet the specialized needs and requirements of health care employees affected by compliance efforts.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

CCH has selected a board of leading authorities who offer practical expertise across key areas of compliance law and administration. The highly qualified panel includes chief compliance officers from major hospitals and health care groups, frontline managers and administrators, top health care attorneys and expert consultants. In addition to providing overall direction for CCH Compliance, these experts will make editorial contributions to the compliance publications with in-depth analysis, practical guidance and lively discussion of timely issues.

"The Board is a distinguished group who face real compliance issues on the frontline every day and who will share their experience, expertise and insight with CCH subscribers," said CCH Compliance Editor in Chief Daniel J. Weissburg, Esq. "These experts know what it means to be out there in the trenches facing extensive, complex and rapidly changing compliance requirements."

CCH Healthcare Compliance Editorial Advisory Board members include:

Timothy P. Blanchard, Esq.
Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery
Los Angeles, CA

Bill Dacey, MBA, MHA, CPC
Faculty Associate, Department of Health Policy & Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Assistant Vice President, Corporate Compliance
Carolinas Healthcare System
Charlotte, NC

Allan P. DeKaye, MBA, FHFMA
President and CEO, DeKaye Consulting, Inc.
Oceanside, NY

Mary L. Dunaway, BSN, CPC, CPC-H
Director, Corporate Compliance, University Physicians, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

William G. Kistner, CPA
Partner, Ernst & Young
Chicago, IL

William G. Kopit, Esq.
Partner, Epstein, Becker & Green, PC
Washington, DC

Matthew A. Levsen, MBA, CPA
Manager, Reimbursement/Managed Care
University of Missouri, Health Science Center
Columbia, MO

Michael P. Lewis
Director Reimbursement/Compliance, Loyola University Physician Foundation
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Elizabeth O’Kelly, Esq.
Senior Associate General Counsel, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Daniel R. Roach, Esq.
Vice President/Corporate Compliance Officer, Catholic Healthcare West
San Francisco, CA

Rebecca D. Roberts, Esq.
Senior Associate, Klein & Martin
Los Angeles, CA

Theodore J. Sanford, Jr., MD
Chief Compliance Officer for Professional Billing
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

William P. Schurgin, Esq.
Part-time Faculty, Health Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law, and Partner, Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey C. Schwarz, Esq.
Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery
Chicago, IL

Sanford V. Teplitzky, Esq.
Chairman of Health Law Department, Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver
Baltimore, MD

Adele A. Waller, Esq.
Principal, Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, Ltd.
Chicago, IL

NEW COMPLIANCE PRODUCTS FROM CCH

The CCH Compliance portfolio of products, from the nation’s most authoritative publisher of Medicare-related information, will provide health care professionals with the information they need to make compliance and legal decisions confidently. The products are pragmatic in approach and are designed to deliver critical, need-to-know information quickly. The portfolio will be launched with the CCH Healthcare Compliance Letter in November 1998.

INVITATION TO COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS

In addition to announcing the creation of CCH Compliance and the Advisory Board, CCH today invited health care professionals to submit information and ideas for coverage in the CCH Compliance portfolio to Daniel J. Weissburg, Esq., editor in chief, CCH Compliance.

Submissions can be sent to:

CCH INCORPORATED
Attn: Daniel J. Weissburg, Esq.
2700 Lake Cook Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015

weissbud@cch.com, or phone (847) 267-2145

ABOUT CCH INCORPORATED

CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. For more than 50 years, the company has regularly tracked, reported, explained and analyzed health and entitlement law for health care providers, insurers, attorneys and consumers. CCH is the premier provider of Medicare and Medicaid information and publishes the industry standard, the CCH Medicare and Medicaid Guide. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer.

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