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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

Please see below for a list of upcoming webinars:

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Incorporation and Asset Protection for Third-Party Billing Companies and Physician Practices

Healthcare 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 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Third-Party Billing Agreements – Protect Your Company from Violations of Federal or State Requirements

Unfortunately, most third-party billing company agreements with physicians have either been copied from 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 billing is properly documented and supports medical necessity. We will also discuss several 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 Mary Soule and Natasha Bull 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. Please register here.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Modifier Compliance – Are You Risking an Audit?

Health care providers and suppliers are facing more regulatory challenges than ever before. Unfortunately, the correct use of modifiers remains an issue of concern for many health care providers. In this session, we will cover the primary common modifiers you are likely to run across in a Medicare audit, PLUS we will examine several of the more exotic modifiers that are likely to trigger an audit and lead to a UPIC or MAC audit of a provider’s claims. In this webinar, attorney Ismail Laher and well-known health care consultant John Uecke, will cover the current government contractor focus on modifier audits. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free. Please register here.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Medicare Provider Enrollment Changes: 100 New Ways to Lose Your Billing Privileges

Healthcare AttorneyOn September 10, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register entitled, “Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process.” Under the Final Rule, the reporting obligations of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP providers and suppliers will dramatically increase when they file a new enrollment application, revalidate their enrollment, need to file a change of information, or need to notify the agency of a change in ownership. During this session, we will take a “first look” at the impact of the Final Rule on the obligations of providers and discuss the impact that this may have on third-party billing companies. Join Attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Ashley Morgan 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 9th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

When a PHI Breach Occurs, an Overpayment is Identified, or an Excluded Party is Hired, What Steps Should You Take?  

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 14th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Responding to a Subpoena – Medical Practice and Third-Party Biller Obligations 

Healthcare AttorneyHealthcare AttorneyPractically every medical practice and billing company has received one or more subpoenas from a private party or a governmental entity seeking documents.  How should you respond?  Can you legally provide copies of documentation that contains PHI to a third-party requestor? Can you turn over the financial information of a patient? Issues covered will include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Determining whether the practice needs a patient’s consent to release medical records.
  • Avoiding the improper release of patient information beyond the scope of the request.
  • Identifying records that should never be released, even with a subpoena.

In this session, Attorneys Heidi Kocher and Richard Pecore will present a step-by-step approach to guiding our medical practice clients when they have received a subpoena for patient records. 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 11th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Compliance Problems and Pitfalls with Physician Practice EHR Systems — Deficiencies You Must Address Now! 

Robert W. LilesTom CollinsonAs the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems has expanded, so has the number of documentation, coding and billing problems associated with the use of these record keeping systems.  Unfortunately, it seems like many of the EHR systems being used by physician practices were developed primarily by programmers, with only minimal input from the clinicians, coders and billers responsible for actually ensuring that the services recorded are factually accurate and comply, fully, with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.  In recent years, we have seen administrative, civil and criminal cases brought against agencies based on false or fraudulent information entered into a practice’s EHR.  In this session, we will examine the primary problems typically identified by government auditors and discuss how these problems could have been avoided.  Join Liles Parker Attorney Robert W. Liles and Chief Legal Officer for RXNT, Tom Collinson, one of the leading medical practice EHR systems currently in the market, as they discuss the benefits and risks of using an HER system. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all AMBA members and clients of Liles Parker, Attorneys & Counselors at Law. Please register here.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

TPEs, ADRs, Pre-Payment Reviews, Post-Payment Audits and Suspensions – What’s the Big Deal?

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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 Michael Cook 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 8th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Ethical Marketing for Third-Party Billing Companies  and Physician Practices on a Budget

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 present several 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 10th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay Patient Kickbacks and Inducements, Oh My!

Healthcare AttorneyHealthcare AttorneyKickbacks can take a wide variety of forms, some of which are more easily discernible than others.  In fact, business courtesies that may be common in other industries are often illegal with respect to health care.  In this session, we will review several recent health care kickback cases and discuss the conduct that resulted in Federal and / or State prosecution.  In addition to covering Medicare and Medicaid kickback statutes, we will also discuss private payor kickback prohibitions. 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 8th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

OIG Work Plan Update – Areas of Focus Now and in the Future 

Healthcare AttorneyFor several years now, the OIG has been updating 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 several 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 Leonard Schneider 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 12th, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

10 Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Compliance Efforts in 2021

Robert W. LilesDespite your best efforts, there are several steps you can take (many of which can be initiated tomorrow) which will significantly improve your compliance from a coding / billing / HIPAA / OSHA standpoint.  Attorneys Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld 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.