Seminars & Tele-classes

 

 We provide the educational building blocks to take you and your practice to the next level. 

 

 

Third Thursday Tele-class Series 

 

 

 

All classes are approved for 1 CEU from PAHCOM  

 

Primer on Physician Employment Agreements

September 18, 2014

12:00 noon EST

The trend toward physician employment by hospital systems and large practices is widely expected to continue.  Whether  you are an experienced physician selling your practice and accepting employment by the purchaser or accepting your first position as a doctor, a variety of important financial and professional considerations are involved in every physician employment agreement.

This tele-class will provide helpful guidance and tips for doctors considering an employment agreement regarding:

  • Negotiation strategies
  • Professional liability insurance coverage
  • Compensation
  • STARK and self-referral issues
  • Non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants
  • Termination provisions
  • and many other issues.  

 presented by

InHealth Consulting & Educational Services

and

Guest Expert, Kevin S. Little, J.D.

Kevin Little is a 22-year business and health care lawyer and litigator whose practice is concentrated on representation of physicians and health care businesses.  He has office in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia

Registration is just $44.97

$0 for Members – click HERE for more information

 

REGISTER HERE

Proper Management of Medicare/Medicaid Overpayments 

How to Avoid the Risk of False Claim Act Violations

October 16, 2014

12:00 noon EST

You won’t want to miss this informative session where we will review the steps necessary to timely identify, report and return overpayments to Medicare and Medicare payers as well as avoid the risk of False Claims Act (FCA) Violations.  With the recent U.S. Department of Justice FCA action in U.S. vs. Continuum Health Partners, Inc. et al, we believe this will be one hour well worth your time!
Objectives include:
  • Define overpayments and how they arise
  • Discuss the provisions of the CMS “60-day” rule
  • Describe how to report and repay overpayments
  • Examine the risks and liabilities resulting from the failure to timely report and repay overpayments

 

presented by

InHealth Consulting & Educational Services

and

Integrity Health Strategies

Susan E. Ziel, BSN, MPH, JD

Joyce Freville, PhD, MBA, CHC, CHPC

Carol Hoppe, CPC, CCS-P, CPC-I

$44.97 – Register HERE

 

The Increased Prevalence of Healthcare “Fraud” Investigations for Non-Compliance and How to Avoid One 

November 20, 2014

12:00 noon EST

The United States government collected over $2.5 billion from healthcare companies and providers in 2013 alone through settlements and judgments under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”).  Although the FCA is often described as one of the federal government’s most powerful tools to combat healthcare “fraud,” the vast majority of FCA cases do not involve clear instances of fraud, such as billing for phantom services or patients.  In fact, the FCA expressly provides that the government need not prove a specific intent to defraud.  Instead, most FCA cases involve lack of compliance with the myriad of healthcare laws and regulations.  Examples include lack of appropriate physician supervision, the retention of innocent overpayments, and physician compensation above fair market value. 

Despite this, providers who find themselves as a defendant in an FCA matter face the potential for tremendous consequences, including treble damages, per claim penalties of up to $11,000, and program exclusion.  In light of the potential reward for FCA whistleblowers, who can keep up to 30% of the government’s total recovery, any healthcare provider can easily and unwittingly become the target of an FCA investigation.

This tele-class is intended to provide healthcare providers and entities with an overview of the legal and regulatory scheme governing the industry, along with tips and advice on how to stay off of the government’s radar.  The tele-class will include:

  1. A brief overview of the FCA, Stark law, Anti-kickback statute, and Civil Monetary Penalty (“CMP”) law;
  2. A discussion on current trends of government enforcement;
  3. Practical tips on how to keep off of the government’s radar; and
  4. Tips for responding to a government investigation or inquiry.

 

presented by

InHealth Consulting & Educational Services

and

Guest Expert, Scott R. Grubman

Attorney, Rogers & Hardin, LLP

 

Registration is Just $44.97 – REGISTER NOW

 

 

Preparing for ICD-10-CM

December 18, 2014

12:00 noon EST

This one hour tele-class will introduce you to ICD-10-CM.

We’ll help your office start getting prepared for ICD-10 by sharing not only the information about how the ICD-10 system works, but also:  

  • Where we stand transitioning to ICD-10.
  • Basic overview of ICD-10 and a comparison to ICD-9.
  • What you need to do to begin to become proficient with ICD-10, proficient enough to meet requirements and submit accurate claims.
  • System requirements — making sure your computer system is ready.
  • Resources available to you.
  • Why you shouldn’t panic.
  • Use of ICD-10 Converters.
  • Things to worry about. What could happen to affect cash flow, claims denials, future audit exposure, etc.
  • Ways to minimize those worries.
presented by
InHealth Consulting & Educational Services
and
Guest Expert, Hoyt Torras, MPA, MHA
Senior Consultant, InGauge Healthcare Solutions

 

Registration is just $44.97 – Register Today

 

 

 

Each class is just $44.97 ($0 for Members) 

 The Efficiency in Practice Manager Association Membership includes monthly tele-classes like this, recordings of past tele-classes, a members-only forum,  and discounts on products and services.

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