AMBA Webinars

amba_american_billing_association

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, January 12th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Robert W. Liles-founder-lilesparkerPaul.Weidenfeld-lilesplarker

Despite 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.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Paul.Weidenfeld-lilesplarker Robert W. Liles-founder-lilesparker

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released guidance for health care providers participating in Medicare. 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 to comply with the law. 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 9th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Robert W. Liles-founder-lilesparkerPaul.Weidenfeld-lilesplarker
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. Additionally, we will speak to some issues that result in reduced payments and finally, we will discuss more serious consequences of fines, sanctions, and/or exclusion from payers’ programs and how to correct them. The presenter will be Melody Irvine CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CPB, CPC-I, CCS-P, CMRS, CMCS. 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, April 13th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

jason cabell-associate-lilesparkerLes-Johnson-partner-Lilesparker

Both health care providers and third-party billers often have a difficult time trying to determine whether their efforts qualify as “good faith efforts to collect” outstanding amounts. Additionally, what does HHS-OIG mean when it says that “routine” waivers are likely to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. When can you give someone a discount? In this webinar, attorneys Jason Cabell and Lester Johnson will discuss the risks your practice may run when waiving cop-payments and deductibles for patients covered by governmental and private payor plans. Registration is free for all AMBA members and Liles Parker clients. Please register here.

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

michael-cook-healthcare-lawyer-lilesparkeheidiKocher-partner-lilesparker

CMS and OIG have recently revised several of the existing safe harbors and adopted several new safe harbors that can affect health care providers and suppliers. In this webinar, attorneys Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will discuss these important developments. The presenters will provide an in-depth discussion of these changes and discuss how providers should respond. Registration is free for all AMBA members and Liles Parker clients. Please register here.

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

One of the most controversial issues in medical billing circles is the practice of “balance billing.” While there is no federal prohibition against this practice, several states have passed legislation seeking to reign in this practice. During this webinar, we will discuss the current legal and regulatory environment associated with balance billing. We will also discuss the risks an out of network provider may face when engaging in this practice. Join attorneys Ashley Morgan and Richard Pecore as they outline the steps you can take to effectively respond to an audit of your practice. 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 13th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

A little over a year ago, the number of reasons that CMS can cite when revoking a Medicare provider’s billing privileges greatly expanded. Since that time, CMS contractors have been aggressively revoking providers on a near-constant basis. How can a provider avoid being revoked? How should a provider respond if its billing privileges are terminated or revoked? What impact can these actions have on a provider? In this webinar, attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Ashley Morgan will discuss the current revocation actions being pursued by the government how your agency can reduce its risk of being subjected to an adverse action. 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, August 10th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

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 UPICs. 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 Lorraine Rosado and Richard Pecore 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, September 14th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

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 billings are properly documented and support medical necessity. In this webinar, attorneys Mary Soule Cutler and 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. Registration is free for all AMBA members and Liles Parker clients.Please register here.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Parting ways with patients is a subject that is not typically addressed because it is an uncomfortable topic. However, we believe it is one of the most important issues for offices to understand and be prepared to handle with ease and grace. Join John Uecke to hear ways to end the physician/patient relationship in a compliant manner. He will cover some of the common reasons to end the patient relationship as well as issues medical practices face with firing patients and he will include some of the pitfalls of not responding to the patient or issue correctly. John will also speak to how communication and timing are key factors from a compliance standpoint. The presenter will be John Uecke B.S., A.A.S., CMRS, CMCS, COE, CHBS, CHA, OHCC, CMCO, CMOM, CMIS, CPC, CPCO, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, OCS, OCS-R, CEMA. 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 9th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

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 14th, 2021

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

Compliance and leadership in a practice or billing company set the tone for compliance within that office. The role of good leadership is important in establishing ease in which staff can be assured that your office takes compliance seriously and wants staff to bring questionable matters to them. Staff must have confidence they can approach leadership with questions or information in how claims are billed, how codes are selected, and how insurance payments or overpayments are handled or applied. Join Brenda as she also discusses generational issues within offices and how best to create harmony within the office. The presenter is Brenda Edwards CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CPMS, CMRS, CMCS. 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 11th, 2022

12:00 p.m. EST / 11 CST / 09:00 a.m. PST

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 members and Liles Parker clients.Please register here.