PMI’s Certified Medical Compliance Officer Program

Certified Medical Compliance

(January 26, 2011): Robert W. Liles, J.D. Managing Partner at Liles Parker, has been asked by Practice Management Institute (PMI) to develop and present its new "Certified Medical Compliance Officer" (CMCO) program. This Compliance Officer Certification course will be held over a five day period -- February 3-4 and March 2-4, 2011.

I. What is the Focus of PMI's "Certified Medical Compliance Officer" Program?

This Certification course is uniquely designed to address the needs of non-hospital health care providers. It is specifically for current and soon-to-be Compliance Officers working in Physician Practices, Home Health Agencies, Hospice Companies, Durable Medical Equipment Companies, Physical Therapy Clinics, Third-Party Billing Companies and other small to mid-sized health care provider entities. Unlike other Certification courses, this program has been developed to meet your organization's compliance needs, not those of a hospital or large provider institution. The Compliance Officer Certification course and exam will take place in Dallas at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

II. Instructors of PMI's Certified Medical Compliance Officer Program:

The primary speakers during the first two days will be Mr. Liles and D.K. Everitt. Please join Mr. Liles and Mr. Everitt in Dallas as they present the course. Mr. Liles represents health care providers across the nation. He focuses his practice on healthcare compliance, large Medicare overpayment defense and regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, he served as Deputy Director for Legal Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA). Additionally, while at EOUSA, he also served as the country's first National Health Care Fraud Coordinator, responsible for working with the civil and criminal health care fraud coordinators in each of the U.S. Attorney's Offices around the country.

Mr. Everitt is a nationally-recognized Healthcare Compliance Officer, whose work includes assessing hundreds of medical practices and facilities, implementing Corporate Integrity Agreements and OSHA compliance training. He has authored several compliance books and is credited with the definitive guide on OHSA for medical practices. Mr. Eveirtt serves as president of The Compliance Division, L.L.C. He has spent the last 25 years developing and managing corporate compliance programs and shares his talents as an Adjunct Lecturer and Preceptor for Trinity University's Health Care Administration Graduate Studies department. He has shared his knowledge with participants at several of PMI's conferences. Mr. Everitt also serves on PMI's Contributing Editor Board of Experts.

To enroll in this class, or if you have any questions, call PMI at 1-800-259-5562 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Seating is limited and will be provided on a first come first served basis.

Robert Liles Healthcare Attorney

Robert W. Liles, J.D., M.B.A., M.S., represents health care providers around the country in connection with Medicare, Medicaid and private payor audits. He also provides regulatory compliance guidance and advice to providers and suppliers that participate in federal and state health benefits programs. For a free consultation, call: 1 (800) 475-1906.