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AMBA Webinars



Liles Parker currently serves as “Compliance Legal Counsel” for the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA). Our attorneys founded and co-sponsored a monthly, interactive webinar series with the AMBA which is participated in by hundreds of health care providers and medical billers each and every month.  These free webinars are currently approved for the following CEU credit:

1 CEU through AMBA

1 CEU through AAPC

1 CEU through PMI

1 CEU through PAHCOM 

Please see below for a list of upcoming webinars:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

Mobile Device Security, Ransomware and Cloud Threats in Billing Workplaces — Risks and Challenges.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reported that approximately 301,580 consumers reported cyber-fraud and malware attacks to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center over the last year. The reported losses associated with these attacks are estimated to exceed $1.4 billion. Third-party billing companies and physician practices may think that the chances of being hacked are slim. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, one consumer protection has noted that there was 80% increase in cyber extortion/blackmail cases between June and July 2018. Why Would Anyone Steal Medical Records? Stolen medical records are very valuable to thieves. Stolen health credentials can go for approximately $10 each, many times more than a stolen credit card number. In this session, we will discuss the importance of protecting the patient medical information and financial data in your possession and the steps you can take to reduce your level of risk. Please join attorneys Ashley Morgan and Meaghan McCormick as they present this important webinar. 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

Third-Party Billing Agreements – Is Your Contract Protecting Your Interests? Is it in violation of Federal or State statutory / regulatory requirements?

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. We will also discuss a number the new State regulatory restrictions that have been imposed on third-party billing companies and the physician practices that utilize these services. In this webinar, attorneys Robert W. Liles and Mary Soule will discuss the importance of having a sound and regulatorily compliant billing 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019,12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

Private Payor Risks, Contractual Obligations and Collection Headaches.

Health care providers are continually having to deal with new, unfunded regulatory mandates while reimbursement rates are continuing to fall. It is therefore essential that you understand the proverbial “Rules of the Road” when it comes to your private payor contractual obligations and how you can navigate to ensure prompt and complete payments. In this session, we will discuss the importance of understanding your practice’s cost structure before recommending to your physicians that they enter into a contract. Moreover, we will discuss factors that will determine whether you have the leverage to negotiate key aspects of the contract. Finally, we will hear from John Bartos, CEO at Collect Rx regarding their efforts to negotiate billed charges with and collect underpayments from private payors to optimize reimbursements. Ashley Morgan and guest speaker, John Bartos will present this important webinar. 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

Preventing Medicare Termination and Revocation – Avoiding Common Mistakes and Appealing the Revocation of Your Billing Privileges.

Healthcare AttorneyThere are fourteen regulatory bases for revocation that may be relied upon by the government when revoking a health care provider’s Medicare billing privileges. In this session, we will go over each of these reasons for revocation and discuss actual cases where “the train left the proverbial tracks.” We will also discuss the ways that you can better ensure that your practice doesn’t make one of several common mistakes that may result in revocation. Finally, we will discuss how you should respond if your Medicare number if terminated or revoked? What impact do these actions have on a third-party billing company? Join Attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Meaghan McCormick as they discuss these important challenges. 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

How Should Your Practice or Third-Party Billing Company React When a PHI Breach Occurs, an Overpayment is Identified, or an Excluded Party is Hired?

Healthcare AttorneyMistakes happen. Have you met your privacy protection obligations? How must you respond if a HIPAA breach is identified? What should you do if an “excluded” party is advertently hired? How should overpayments be handled? What are your obligations if you uncover evidence of patient abuse? How should you respond if you learn that one your marketing personnel has been engaging in improper or illegal solicitation activities? How should you react if a physician demands a “fee” in order to receive referrals? Join us as we discuss these issues and more! Attorneys Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will discuss the steps you should take to reduce your level of risk and make any necessary disclosures to the government. 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

Communication Risks – E-mail, Text Messages, Video, Social Media, Cell Phones & Metadata: How Many Ways Can You Get in Trouble?

Healthcare AttorneyThe risks associated with poor or improper communications in healthcare compliance cannot be understated as they permeate virtually every aspect of a health care provider’s organization and operations. In this session, we will discuss how everyday communications, that we all take for granted, can go very, very wrong. What are the risks do you face when receiving e-mails and texts on your cell phones? Are your patients recording your evaluations of their care? Can you stop your employees from making inappropriate work-related posts on social media? It’s truly a crazy world that we live in. Join Richard Pecore and Leonard Schneider as they discuss the current enforcement landscape and how you can reduce your 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

The Importance of Incorporation and Asset Protection for Third-Party Billing Companies and Physician Practices.

Unfortunately, sometimes even your best efforts are insufficient to keep an organization solvent. If your third-party billing company or your practice is forced into bankruptcy, can you be held liable? Are your personal assets at risk? What impact will a bankruptcy action have on your ability to start a new company? Join attorneys Leonard Schneider and Jennifer Papapanagiotou as they discuss these important issues. 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

TPEs, ADRs, Pre-Payment Reviews, Post-Payment Audits and Suspensions – The Impact of these Administrative Enforcement Tools on Your Practice (and the Associated Impact on Your Third-Party Billing Company).

Over the past year, more and more physician practices and clinics have been subjected to Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) audits, Additional Documentation Requests (ADRs), Pre-Payment Reviews and / or Post-Payment Audits by both UPICs and ZPICs. While the government has placed some restrictions on their use, contractors continue to exercise great latitude in their scope and the length that they are imposed. Similarly, contractors remain in control of post-payments conducted and suspension actions recommended to CMS. In this webinar, attorneys Heidi Kocher and Mary Soule will discuss these enforcement actions and outline the adverse impact each action can have on your practice (and on your third-party billing company). 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

No-Cost and Low-Cost Ways to Ethically Market Your Third-Party Billing Company or Physician Practice.

Outside billers and medical practices haven’t really marketed very aggressively using the internet. With the exception of select specialty areas (such as dentists) and a limited number of large outside billing companies, most billing companies haven’t engaged in active online marketing. That means that the competition isn’t going to be as aggressive as it is in other industries. To a lesser extent, this is also true for small physician practices. Customers today are not constrained by geography. There has been a generational shift when it comes to identifying a vendor or health care provider. Now, more than any prior time in history, health care providers will be more willing to use third-party billing companies outside of their community (and even out-of-state). In this session, Salma Mokbel and attorney Ish Laher will a number of the digital marketing steps you can take that that are free or very inexpensive. 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2018, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

The Importance of Incorporation and Asset Protection for Third-Party Billing Companies and Physician Practices.

Healthcare AttorneyHealthcare AttorneyUnfortunately, sometimes even your best efforts are insufficient to keep an organization solvent. If your third-party billing company or your practice is forced into bankruptcy, can you be held liable? Are your personal assets at risk? What impact will a bankruptcy action have on your ability to start a new company? Join attorneys Lester Johnson and Jason Cabell as they discuss these important issues. 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

OIG Work Plan Update – What are the OIG’s Current Areas of Focus?

Healthcare AttorneyHealthcare AttorneyFor the last couple of years, the OIG has updated its Work Plan on a monthly, rather than an annual basis. This has really “upped-the-ante” so to speak, in terms of your need to monitor the agency’s ever-changing priorities. In this session, we will discuss a number of the current projects that OIG is conducting and examine several recurring areas of concern that just don’t ever seem to leave the list! We will also discuss steps you can take to keep your practice and / or third-party billing company within the four corners of the law. Join attorneys Richard Pecore and Anthony Cutrona as they outline the existing and new OIG regulatory concerns now facing your organization. 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

What are the Top 10 Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Compliance Efforts in 2020?

Healthcare AttorneyHealthcare AttorneyDespite your best efforts, there are a number of steps you can take (many of which can be initiated tomorrow) which will significantly improvement your compliance from a coding / billing / HIPAA / OSHA standpoint. Attorneys Lester Johnson and Anthony Cutrona 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. Please register here.