Leia C. Olsen

Compliance Attorney

Office Location

111 East Kilbourn Avenue
Suite 1300
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 721-0466
Fax: (414) 721-0491

Email: lolsen@hallrender.com

Biography

Leia C. Olsen is an attorney practicing in the Milwaukee and Philadelphia offices of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. Ms. Olsen’s practice focuses on advising health care organizations on health care compliance and regulatory matters. In her role as Compliance Counsel for various clients, Ms. Olsen provides day-to-day guidance on issues such as physician arrangements, fraud and abuse, beneficiary inducement, excluded providers and other similar matters. In addition, she often leads clients through the OIG and CMS self-disclosure process and assists them in responding to government investigations conducted through federal enforcement agencies. Ms. Olsen further counsels clients regarding the functions of their compliance programs, including coordinating internal investigations of compliance-related concerns, recommending corrective action, reviewing program effectiveness and providing compliance education and training to organization staff and representatives. 

Ms. Olsen also frequently advises clients on Medicare and Medicaid coverage, billing and payment issues to ensure that each client properly bills for services and avoids any potential overpayment liability. To the extent clients have suspected billing and payment errors, Ms. Olsen can confidently lead the client through an internal review and, if necessary, the voluntary refund process. Her work in this area also often involves advising clients on licensure, certification and Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and participation requirements.

Finally, Ms. Olsen regularly counsels clients on federal and state patient privacy matters, including helping them with developing comprehensive privacy policies, assessing potential breach situations, analyzing business associate relationships and business associate agreements and responding to privacy complaints and investigations conducted through the Office of Civil Rights. She also advises clients on privacy matters involving complex state preemption analyses, including those involving the privacy of mental health and alcohol and drug abuse records.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.S. – 2003
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.B.A. – 2007
  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., cum laude with honors in Health Law – 2007

Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association

Presentations

  • How To Oversee and Manage an Effective Compliance Program in Your Physician Practice, Health Care Compliance Association Clinical Practice Conference (October 2016).
  • Provider Based Status: A Compliance Department Case Study and Lessons Learned, Health Care Compliance Association 20th Annual Compliance Institute (April 2016).
  • The "Big Four" Federal Health Care Enforcement Laws: Why We Need to Be Concerned About Compliance, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (October 2015).
  • The Art of Internal Investigations and Self-Disclosures, Health Care Compliance Association Clinical Practice Conference (October 2015).
  • The Board and the Executive Team's Role in Compliance, Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Executives Annual Conference (September 2015).
  • The Important Role of Auditing and Monitoring in an Effective Compliance Program, American Association of Medical Audit Specialists Annual Conference (May 2015).
  • HIPAA Fundraising Fundamentals for Foundations, Wisconsin Hospital Association Hospital Foundation Workshop (August 2013).
  • From HITECH to High Risk: HIPAA Compliance After the Omnibus Rule, Wisconsin Hospital Association Webinar (March 2013).
  • Guidance for Compliance:  HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws Related to Mental Health Treatment Records, Presented at Behavioral Health Provider Foundation Staff Meeting (April 2011).
  • The Corporate Compliance Process, Presented at Health System Corporate Responsibility Officer Meeting (August 2010).
  • HITECH Changes to HIPAA, Presented at Physician Clinic Management Staff Meeting (March 2010).

Publications

  • New Wave of OIG Hospital Audits Targets Perceived Error-Prone Billing Issues, Executive Insight (June 2011).
  • Summary of the OIG 2011 Work Plan, AHLA Health Lawyers Weekly (October 2010).
  • Effectively Responding to Federal Compliance Investigations, Book Chapter, 2009 Health Law and Compliance Update (Aspen Publishers).