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UPCOMING WEBINARS


Reading the Tea Leaves — What are the Top Risks Your Practice and / or Third-Party Billing Company will Face in 2018

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Join us as we discuss the likely challenges and risks facing your practice and / or third-party billing company in the upcoming year. What are the chances that your organization will be audited? What are the administrative enforcement remedies currently being pursued by Zone Program Integrity Contractors? How should your organization respond? In this webinar, attorneys Robert W. Liles and Adam Bird will discuss ways your organization can reduce its level of risk. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all AMBA members and Liles Parker clients.

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Speaker:  Adam Bird and Robert W. Liles

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – (12:00 am EST) 


PAST WEBINARS


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Rules vs Opinions and the Guidelines

During this webinar, Shannon Deconda from NAMAS will tackle some of the most controversial areas of documentation and define what the actual rules are as compared to the opinions and interpretations of many in the healthcare industry. Discussion points will include the use of cloning/copy & paste, MACROs and templating, signature guidance, and we will touch on a few points of Documentation Guidelines, pending time. This session will help you clear the mud and see that what you truly need are organizational policies.

This webinar is pre approved for 1.0 AAPC and AMBA CEUs FREE!

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Speaker:  Shannon Deconda from NAMAS

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 – (12:00 – 1:00) pm EST


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Third-Party Billing Agreements — Is Your Contract Protecting your Interests?

Unfortunately, most third-party billing company agreements with physicians have either been copied off of the internet or modeled off of a general “service” contract. Neither of these approaches protects your company! During this webinar, we will discuss many of the pitfalls of using a poorly written billing agreement. We will also discuss how you can incorporate compliance into your agreement, thereby making it easier to protect yourself (and your physicians) by periodically auditing your client’s charts to ensure that their billings are properly documented and support medical necessity. In this webinar, attorneys Ismail Laher and Robert W. Liles will discuss the importance of having a sound contract in place.  This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all AMBA members and Liles Parker clients.

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Speaker:  Ismail Laher and Robert W. Liles

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – (12:00 pm EST) 


Practical Considerations for Implementing a Compliance Program

Under the Affordable Care Act, providers are expected to maintain an effective compliance program. Join us with Ashley Hudson as she discusses why it is critical to implement a compliance program tailored to your company’s specific needs and how to ensure that your compliance program meets federal and state requirements. She will also review steps you can take immediately to demonstrate your efforts to implement a compliance program.

Attendees will get 1.0 AAPC & AMBA CEUs FREE!

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Speaker:  Ashley Hudson

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – 1:00 pm EST




Emails, voice mails, text/instant messages and social media: How many ways can you get into trouble ?

To determine whether a provider’s actions were conducted with bad intent, federal and state prosecutors will review both traditional sources of data and a wide variety of evidential sources during their investigation.

When a health care provider alleges that incidents of improper communications are mere mistakes, prosecutors are much less likely to accept a provider’s assertion when collateral evidence suggests otherwise. And because e-mails, text messages, and social media posts can be easily misconstrued or misinterpreted, this can present problems for providers should they ever find themselves the subject of an administrative, civil, or criminal investigation.

During this webinar Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld will discuss Health Care Communication Risks from a Compliance Perspective

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Speaker:  Paul Weidenfeld and Robert W. Liles

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 – (1:00 – 2:00) pm EST


Home Health and Hospice Business Relationships – Is Your Agency in Violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark or the False Claims Act?

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Home health and hospice agencies remain under considerable regulatory scrutiny. Over the past few years, the number of Anti-Kickback, Stark and False Claims Act cases brought against these providers have continued to increase. Is your agency at risk? Have you analyzed your Medical Director and other referral relationships? In this webinar, Robert W. Liles and Jennifer Papapanagiotou will discuss how these statutes work and steps you should be taking to reduce your agency’s potential liability. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients.  

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Speaker:  Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Robert W. Liles

Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – (1:00 pm EST) 


Compliance Hotline – An Essential Element of your Compliance Program

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The government has long encouraged health care providers and other regulated industries to implement the use of “hotlines” as an important component of an organization’s internal reporting systems. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has been promoting the use of hotlines in their Compliance Program Guidance since 1998. Moreover, in March of this year, OIG issued the publication “Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide” which further highlights the fact that a hotline is an essential element in a health care provider’s Compliance Program. During this webinar Robert W. Liles and Paul Weidenfeld will discuss the benefits of having a compliance hotline and the advantages / disadvantages of implementing a hotline in-house.


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Speaker:  Robert W. Liles and Paul Weidenfeld

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – (1:00 pm EST) 


Creating a Successful Auditing Plan for Your Practice.

 
Auditing is an integral part of every compliance plan, but do you know what you are supposed to be auditing, who you should be auditing, and how frequently you should audit? During this webinar, Shannon DeConda will address putting together an auditing policy to ensure that you meet the minimum necessary while creating corporate compliance.
CEU: Eligible for 1.0 AAPC Credit Hour


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Speaker:  Shannon DeConda of NAMAS

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – (12:00 pm EST) 



Not Just employees: A Guide to Screening Vendors, Contractors, and Others!

An encore presentation! In addition to being responsible for screening their employees, the OIG holds providers responsible for screening their contractors and vendors on a monthly basis. This webinar discusses the following important questions which arise from this requirement: (1) Which types of vendors, and how far downstream, a provider should screen, and (2) the extent to which a provider can shift the burden of screening to his contractors and vendors to reduce or potentially eliminate CMP liability if a contractor or vendor has employed an excluded person.

Speaker:  Paul Weidenfeld and Robert W. Liles

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – (1:00 pm EST) 


Red Hot Healthcare Regulatory Compliance Issues

ambaceuAn in-depth look at the most pressing issues in regulatory compliance, and how they affect you. The webinar will be 60 minutes in length with a Q&A at the end. Registration is free. You will receive 1.0 credit hour.


Speaker:  Lesley Anne Durant, JD, CHC

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 – (12:00 pm EST) 


Employer Scrutiny and Screening for Current and New Employees and Providers

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released guidance regarding how health care providers participating in Medicare and / or Medicaid must handle mandatory exclusion screening procedures. This guidance has dramatically transformed exclusion screening from a simple, annual check to a thorough monthly screening obligation that includes mandatory checks of all employees, contractors, and vendors. Last year, OIG screening audits greatly intensified. In this webinar, attorneys Paul Weidenfeld and Robert W. Liles will discuss the importance of exclusion screening, how to screen and which exact databases must be screened – according to both federal and state regulations, how often and which employees providers must screen, and how providers must document their exclusion screening efforts in order to comply with the law. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q and A session to follow.

Registration is free for all TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients. 

Host:  Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld

Date: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017


Employment Law Update

The webinar will begin with an examination of what it means to be “Excluded” from participation in Federal and State Health Care Programs. This will entail a discussion of “who” gets excluded, “why” they get excluded, and the consequences of being excluded. It will also include a discussion of the obligations of providers to ensure that they do not hire or contract with excluded individuals and entities and the potential consequences of failing in this obligation. This will lead directly into a discussion of the basic principles and goals of risk management and how the intersection of these . This will primarily involve a discussion of the intersection of risk management and exclusions. That is, it will discuss how virtually every goals and objective of risk management can be directly impacted by excluded persons or entities.

The webinar will also discuss background checks and various issues related to them. This will include information on the different types of background checks and the basic rules which need to be adhered to, the use of arrests and convictions in hiring, and the risks inherent in relying on them. The webinar will conclude with a final discussion/demonstration of issues related to background checks and the impact of excluded employees.

Host: Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld

Date: Thursday, February  16, 2017 (12:00 pm) Eastern Time Request a Copy


Employer Scrutiny and Screening for Current and New Employees and Providers

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released guidance regarding how health care providers participating in Medicare and / or Medicaid must handle mandatory exclusion screening procedures. This guidance has dramatically transformed exclusion screening from a simple, annual check to a thorough monthly screening obligation that includes mandatory checks of all employees, contractors, and vendors. Last year, OIG screening audits greatly intensified. In this webinar, attorneys Paul Weidenfeld and Robert W. Liles will discuss the importance of exclusion screening, how to screen and which exact databases must be screened – according to both federal and state regulations, how often and which employees providers must screen, and how providers must document their exclusion screening efforts in order to comply with the law. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q and A session to follow.

Registration is free for all AMBA members and Liles Parker clients.  

Host:  Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld

Date: Thursday, February  14, 2017 (11:00 am) Request a Copy


The Critical Role of Background Checks and Exclusion Screening

This webinar is brought to you by the Enterprise Risk Management Task Force, a joint endeavor of the Business Law and Governance (BLG), Health Care Liability and Litigation (HCCL), Hospitals and Health Systems (HHS), and In-House Counsel (IHC) Practice Groups.

Members of BLG, HCCL, HHS, or IHC PG: FREE
Government, Academician, Student, or PG 15 Members: FREE

Background checks and Exclusion Screening for healthcare entities have significant implications from a compliance and financial perspective. These activities are also significant in the credentialing process of practitioners. This webinar will review the significant obligations of healthcare entities from an Enterprise Risk Management perspective.

Faculty: Paul Weidenfeld

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017 (11:00am – Noon) Eastern Time 


Understanding the Intersection of OIG Exclusions and Risk Management

Webinar as part of the Curaport Educational Series

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Hosts: Paul Weidenfeld
Date: August 11, 2016 (1:30pm – 3:00pm) ESTRequest a Copy

 


The Intersection of Risk Management & Exclusion Screening

The webinar will examine the intersection of Risk Management and OIG Exclusions and the important role exclusion screening plays in Risk Management programs.  Applying these principles, the webinar will then focus on the risks associated with Background Checks and why they may not be enough to protect providers.

Hosts: Paul Weidenfeld
Date: July 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM ESTRequest a Copy

 


The OIG’s Self Disclosure Protocol: Possible Ways to Report an Exclusion Violation
When the OIG updated its self-disclosure protocol in April, 2013 to include exclusion violations, it opened the door for providers who discovered such violations to walk through. This webinar discusses the pros and cons of stepping through the self-disclosure door, and the alternatives a provider might have to taking such a step.

Hosts: Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld
December 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM ESTRequest a Copy


 

Can I Do My Own Exclusion Screening?
This webinar discusses the difficulties providers encounter when they try to do their own exclusion screening such as the problems associated with finding a reliable and economically way of comparing your list of employees, vendors and contractors to the OIG’s Exclusion list of 60,000 names. It also addresses the problems that arise when screening State exclusion lists and meeting many of the idiosyncratic State exclusion requirements.

Hosts: Erin Archer & Ashley Hudson
November 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM ESTRequest a Copy


 

A Critical Component of An Effective Compliance Program: Exclusion Screening
Money Talk: CMP and False Claims Act Liability for Exclusion Violations
Under the Affordable Care Act, providers are expected to maintain an effective compliance program. One of the seven elements stressed by the OIG and CMS is “conducting internal auditing and monitoring.” Join us for a discussion of how and why exclusion screening fits into a compliance program, and what you can do to ensure that this aspect of your compliance program meets federal and state requirements.

Hosts: Erin Archer & Ashley Hudson
October 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM ESTRequest a Copy


 

Exclusion Screening Requirements: Don’t Forget, the OIG Is Not the Only Game in Town!
While there is a slow, but growing, awareness among providers of the OIG’s May 2013 Special Advisory on the Effect of Exclusions Bulletin, most providers don’t realize that 37 States also have Exclusion Lists and that all 50 States have their own Screening requirements! This webinar will examine the differences between the Federal screening requirements and state screening requirements, as well as how private insurance companies and also joining in.

Hosts: Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld
September 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM ESTRequest a Copy


 

Vendors and Business Agreements: Who Providers Must Screen, How Often and How to Avoid Liability for “Downstream Entities”
In addition to being responsible for screening their employees, the OIG holds providers responsible for screening their contractors and vendors on a monthly basis. This webinar discusses the following important questions which arise from this requirement: (1) Which types of vendors, and how far downstream, a provider should screen, and (2) the extent to which a provider can shift the burden of screening to his contractors and vendors to reduce or potentially eliminate CMP liability if a contractor or vendor has employed an excluded person.

Hosts: Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld
July 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM ESTRequest a Copy


HCFAC Report 2014 and OIG’s Work Plan for 2015: Exclusions Are on OIG’s Front Burner Cases resulting from self-disclosures and investigations were up significantly, and the amount imposed in the form of Civil Money Penalties more than doubled in 2014. Looking back on 2014 and ahead to 2015, this Roundtable will discuss the OIG’s increasing focus on enforcement efforts for exclusion violations and what that means to providers.

Hosts: Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld
June 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM ESTRequest a Copy


 

Exclusion Screening Basics: The Biggest Problem Many Health Care Providers Don’t Know About
Exclusion screening was once one of those obligations buried in the law, but now it is a headlining compliance issue! Still, many providers do not know what is required and how to perform exclusion screens. Attend this Roundtable to learn more about and how to comply with the next big problem that you likely did not know you had.

Hosts: Robert Liles, Paul Weidenfeld, and Erin Archer
May 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM ESTRequest a Copy