Eileen Kahaner Appointed as Director of the UCSF’s Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program

Prior to joining UCSF, Eileen was a partner in the Healthcare group of the global law firm Sidley Austin, LLP; she has a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law and a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College. Before becoming an attorney, Eileen spent four years working for Parke-Davis as a sales representative. In her 15 years as an attorney, Eileen represented a diverse group of clients, including hospital systems, physician practices, practice management companies, healthcare consulting companies, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging providers, hospices, durable medical equipment suppliers, and pharmaceutical and device manufacturers. Eileen regularly counseled clients on state and federal fraud and abuse, regulatory, reimbursement, HIPAA, internal investigation, and transactional matters. She also assisted clients in the development and implementation of voluntary and government mandated corporate compliance programs, and advised clients who were the focus of audits, investigations, and coverage disputes with Medicare, Medicaid, commercial payors, and other state and federal government agencies. UCSF’s Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program is responsible for assisting the University and its employees in complying with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the documentation and reimbursement of patient services. Acting under guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services and its Office of the Inspector General, our Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program is a key component of our teaching, research, patient care, and public service missions. Our program is designed to maintain and enhance quality of care for our patients, establish policies and advise on local procedures that implement health care laws and regulations, facilitate communication with government agencies, and empower all responsible parties to prevent, detect, report, and resolve conduct out of compliance with applicable laws and regulations, UCSF’s Code of Conduct, and UC’s Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct.