AMBA Webinars

AMBA Webinar

Responding to a Potential Privacy or Security Breach, Internal and External Strategies

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

12:00 Noon EST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 9:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes
Over the last year, the HHS Office of Civil Rights has aggressively pursued and publicized alleged HIPAA breach violations and the alleged failure of health care providers to meet their patient “Right of Access” obligations. The penalties assessed have been significant and the collateral damage to an organization’s reputation can be long-lasting. In this session, we will discuss these timely enforcement issues and cover ways that your billing company and / or physician practice can reduce its level of risk. Join attorneys Regina Morano and Robert Liles for a discussion on these costly enforcement actions. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.
 
AMBA Webinar

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes
Reinstatement of an excluded individual or entity is not automatic once the specified period of exclusion ends. Hear from attorneys Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld to learn the process of reinstatement and how defined periods of exclusion affect reinstatement.

Attendees will learn about the requirements for early reinstatement and how to apply for reinstatement. 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.

 
AMBA Webinar

How to Use and Apply ERISA TO Get Claims Paid
(NON LILES PARKER WEBINAR)

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes
 
AMBA Webinar

Discounts, Waivers, Gifts and Overpayments – Areas of Compliance Often Overlooked or Ignored

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes
 
AMBA Webinar

Update on “No Surprises Act” and its effect on physicians and billing companies

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

In December 2020, the “No Surprises Act” was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Since being passed, this legislation has been misinterpreted and incorrectly applied by providers. Additionally, several Court challenges have caused HHS to amend the appeals process on several occasions.

In this session, attorneys Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will cover the highlights of the legislation and implementing regulations, and address practical problems that have arisen at the practice level. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

 
AMBA Webinar

Best Practices & Practical Advice in Updating Your Third-Party Billing Company and / or Physician Practice Compliance Program

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Despite their best efforts, health care related entities are at risk of making mistakes in the administration of their compliance with the public programs. Effective compliance programs are an absolute necessity for all health care related entities to minimize both the likelihood of committing serious mistakes and for addressing them when they occur, and third party billing companies and physician practices are no exception.

Join Michael Cook and Regina Marano as they discuss both best practices and practical advice in developing and administering these programs, including the original model compliance guidance that the OIG published a number of years ago for each of these segments, along with updated OIG guidance applicable to all health care-related entities.

 
AMBA Webinar

Exclusion Screening Obligations as a Third-Party Billing Company or a Physician Practice and Why It Matters

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes
 
AMBA Webinar

Avoiding Criminal Liability – Views from a Former Federal Prosecutor

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes
 
AMBA Webinar

Third-Party Billing Agreements – Is Your Contract Protecting Your Interests?

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

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.

In this webinar, attorney Richard Pecore and Heidi Kocher will discuss the importance of having a sound contract in place. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

 
AMBA Webinar

Working for Non-Compliant Healthcare Providers; Obligations and Responsibilities
(NON LILES PARKER WEBINAR)

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes
 
AMBA Webinar

Understanding Important Details of the TPE Program
(NON LILES PARKER WEBINAR)

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes
 
AMBA Webinar

OIG: Compliance is NOT Just a Suggestion

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes
 

AMBA Webinars of 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

Jennifer Papapanagiotou, J.D., M.S.-partner-lilesparker

In July 2021, President Biden began rolling out vaccination mandates covering federal employees and contractors. At that time, President Biden also called on employers to implement their own vaccination mandates. Since that time, thousands of organizations around the country have taken steps to require their employees to be vaccinated if they work in the office. On November 21, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that employers with 100 or more employees would be required to ensure that their workers are either vaccinated for COVID-19 OR are being tested on a weekly basis. On this same date, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that health care workers at most facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid must be fully vaccinated. The CMS mandate covers more than 17 million health care workers and approximately 76,000 health care facilities. Affected health care workers must meet CMS’s new COVID-19 vaccination requirements by January 4, 2022. In recent weeks, State Attorney Generals in 22 states have filed federal cases in Missouri, Louisiana, Florida and Texas, challenging the mandate. A Federal District Court in Missouri has preliminarily blocked the mandate in 10 states and a Federal District Court in Louisiana has blocked the mandate in the rest of the country. What should your billing company and / or physician practice do? Join attorney Jennifer Papapanagiotou for a discussion of these ever-changing requirements. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

john-pierce-Partner-Lilesparkerrobert-founder-lilesparker-Robert W. Liles represents providers in audits of CPT Code 87633 and CPT Code 87507 claims

John Pierce served as a federal prosecutor in three different U.S. Attorney’s Offices around the country. He also served on the Attorney General’s Advocacy Committee for Health Care Fraud. After leaving the DOJ, Mr. Pierce has represented a wide variety of health care providers and suppliers around the country in criminal health care fraud investigations and prosecutions. During this session, Mr. Pierce will discuss the current criminal risk areas facing third-party companies, owners and staff, along with the physician practice for whom they work. He will discuss recent prosecutions by the government and cover steps that you can take to reduce your level of risk. Join John Pierce and moderator Robert Liles as they discuss the current criminal enforcement landscape facing your billing company and / or physician practice. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

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In December 2020, the “No Surprises Act” was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Since being passed, this legislation has been misinterpreted and incorrectly applied by providers. In this session, attorneys Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will cover the highlights of the legislation and address practical problems that have arisen at the practice level. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

New CPT changes went into effect on January 1, 2022. Compliance with code updates is more than learning the codes and descriptions. You need to know how to apply the new codes and what should be documented to support the codes. Hear from Melody Irvine as she reviews the CPT codes that have been added, changed, and replaced for 2022 by the code section. She will identify common coding mistakes that could be impacting your revenue. Review rationales for major changes; understand the "what" and the "why”. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

Regina Morano - Liles Parkermichael-cook-healthcare-lawyer-lilesparker

Despite your best efforts, regulatory violations are likely to still occur. Nevertheless, there are a number of steps you can take that can significantly improve your billing company and / or physician practice’s regulatory compliance. Attorneys Regina Morano and Michael Cook will discuss ways your organization can reduce its level of risk through the successful enhancement of your compliance program. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

This webinar, presented by Brenda Edwards, will cover the most current updates for coding and billing telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will discuss current regulations, documentation requirements, and best practices to consider. It will also cover tips for maximizing cash flow. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q and A session to follow.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

Paul.Weidenfeld-lilesplarkerRobert W. Liles-founder-lilesparker

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released guidance regarding how health care providers participating in Medicare and / or. In this webinar, attorneys Paul Weidenfeld and Robert W. Liles will discuss the importance of exclusion screening, how to screen and which exact databases must be screened – according to both federal and state regulations, how often and which employees providers must screen, and how providers must document their exclusion screening efforts in order to comply with the law. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q and A session to follow.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

richard-pecore-lilesparker-Healthcare Attorney

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. In this webinar, attorney Richard Pecore will discuss the importance of having a sound contract in place. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

Tackling the causes of claim denials can be difficult. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the most common errors made in billing and coding and how these inaccuracies can lead to denied claims. We will also discuss delays in processing claims that lead to delayed payments and what you can do differently to reduce your denials. Hear from John Uecke on strategies and processes you can implement today to help with your denial management. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

Join us as Tom Collinson, Chief Legal Officer for RXNT, and Robert Liles, Liles Parker discuss the benefits and risks of using EHR systems that have primarily been developed by programmers with minimal input from clinicians, coders, and billers who are responsible for ensuring that services performed and recorded are factually accurate and fully comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.They will also discuss administrative, civil, and criminal cases that have been brought based on false or fraudulent information entered into EHRs and risks to doctors. Additionally, they will talk about issues identified by auditors and how those issues could have been avoided. And finally, Tom will discuss updates regarding the use of EHRs. 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 13, 2022

9:00am PST, 11:00am CST, 12:00pm EST

richard-pecore-lilesparker-Healthcare Attorneyleonard-partner-lilesparker

Join us as we discuss the likely challenges and risks facing your practice and / or third-party billing company in the upcoming year. What are the chances that your organization will be audited? What are the administrative enforcement remedies currently being pursued by Zone Program Integrity Contractors? How should your organization respond? In this webinar, attorneys Richard Pecore and Leonard Schneider 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 member and Liles Parker clients. Please register here: