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Union College, M.S., Health Systems Management, 2000.
Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1996.
Union College, B.A., Economics and Psychology, 1993.
Robert Hussar has 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors providing advice and strategic direction on Medicare, Medicaid and other payor regulatory, compliance and reimbursement issues. He counsels providers and other healthcare stakeholders on the development and implementation of compliance programs, conducts internal investigations, provides public policy and strategic planning, and advises on Medicare and Medicaid regulatory matters.
Mr. Hussar previously served as the First Deputy for the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), where his role included strategic planning and leadership for New York’s $50 billion Medicaid program. He was directly responsible for the implementation of mandatory provider compliance plans and corporate integrity agreements, and he chaired provider advisory committees focused on compliance guidance, self-disclosures and OMIG’s audit processes.
Most recently Mr. Hussar was a Senior Manager with a global accounting and consulting firm, where he focused on the design, implementation and improvement of provider and payor compliance programs and state program integrity units. Prior to his service with OMIG, he was the Compliance Officer at Northeast Health, where he led the oversight and facilitation of systemwide compliance efforts for the health system and its approximately 15 affiliates, including acute and rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, physician practices, a durable medical equipment provider and a Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
Mr. Hussar is regularly called upon to provide commentary and to author articles on various compliance, fraud, waste and abuse issues for leading industry publications, including coauthoring two chapters for CCH’s Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual.
Board of Directors, certified in healthcare compliance, Health Care Compliance Association.
Vice Chair of Fraud Committee, Health Law Section, New York State Bar Association.
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives.
Member, American Health Lawyers Association.
Mr. Hussar has lectured extensively on a variety of compliance and fraud, waste and abuse initiatives for many prominent conferences and industry associations, including the Health Care Compliance Association, New York State Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association and the National Association of Medicaid Program Integrity. He has also testified before the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging regarding Medicare and Medicaid fraud in the senior community and was an invited participant in the HHS Office of Inspector General and Health Care Compliance Association Roundtable on Hospital Board of Directors’ Oversight of Quality of Care, as well as CMS’s Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit.
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