(August 6, 2012): The firm is proud to announce that our monthly Liles Parker webinars 2012 series, sponsored and hosted by our friends at the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA), has been approved for free AAPC CEUs by the professional coding organization. AAPC recently approved a series of 6 webinars covering legal and compliance issues faced by billers, coders, and their providers to run from late August, 2012 to late January, 2013. Importantly, this series is eligible for AAPC Core A CEU credits.
While the AAPC CEU Core A credits are free to earn, space is limited for these events. Priority consideration will be given to AMBA members, Practice Management Institute (PMI) members, and friends of the firm. As a result, we encourage you to register for these webinars in advance.
August 30, 2012 – AMBA/AAPC Webinar Series – Compliance Issues with Cloud Computing and Outsourcing of Billing/Coding Functions
Robert Liles will look at some of the new tools being developed every day to improve healthcare operations and efficiency, and how these tools may drastically increase your practice’s compliance risks. For instance, cloud computing and offshore billing can raise significant HIPAA and other compliance concerns. Approved for 1 Core A CEU credit. Click here to register.
September 27, 2012 – AMBA/AAPC Webinar Series – Responding to ZPIC and RAC Audits
In this webinar, Robert Liles will discuss the current state of Medicare audits and investigations by ZPICs, RACs, and other contractors. Understanding how audits are developed, how they are conducted, and how they are appealed can help your organization stay compliant, reduce the likelihood of an audit, and effectively respond should an audit occur. Approved for 1 Core A CEU credit. Click here to register.
October 25, 2012 – AMBA/AAPC Webinar Series – Liability of Billers and Coders Under the FCA
David Parker and Paul Weidenfeld will discuss the provisions of the Federal False Claims Act (FCA) and similar state laws and their impact on the healthcare industry. Moreover, they will investigate the extent of liability for coders and billers in an FCA case, and how billers and coders could be implicated in such a matter. Approved for 1 Core A CEU credit. Click here to register.
November 28, 2012 – AMBA/AAPC Webinar Series – 2013 OIG Work Plan and HIPAA/HITECH Regulations
Robert Liles will cover the key issues the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has targeted for 2013. The OIG annually publishes its plan and upcoming goals for the next year, giving the healthcare industry insight into its operations. Moreover, this webinar will cover some of the provisions of the soon-to-be-released HITECH implementing regulations, which will significantly affect HIPAA. Approved for 1 Core A CEU credit. Click here to register.
December 14, 2012 – AMBA/AAPC Webinar Series – Social Media and Compliance Issues for Healthcare Professionals
In this webinar, Robert Liles will discuss the recent rise in social media use in the healthcare industry, both personally and professionally, and examine some of the greatest concerns for its use. Despite its benefits, social media can cause significant compliance risks for your organization that you should be aware of. Approved for 1 Core A CEU credit. Click here to register.
January 24, 2013 – AMBA/AAPC Webinar Series – Red HOT Compliance Issues for 2013
Robert Liles will discuss the 10 most important compliance issues for 2013, and how your organization can effectively bolster your compliance practices. HHS is in the process of making compliance programs a mandatory part of participation in its programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Don’t wait until it is too late to get an effective compliance plan in place! Approved for 1 Core A CEU credit. Click here to register.