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TAHCH Webinars


TAHCH

Liles Parker PLLC is pleased to announce its upcoming Webinar Wednesday series in partnership with the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHCH).  Starting January 2016, Liles Parker attorneys will provide a monthly hour-long webinar on pertinent compliance issues facing home health, hospice, and personal care agencies.  Topics address wide array of matters including: compliance risk areas such as face-to-face narratives and screening requirements; pre-payment review and post-payment audits; and business arrangements.

These webinar are preapproved for 1 clock hour for Administrators / Alternates and 1 contact hour of continuing education for nurses.

Registration is free for TAHCH Members and all current Liles Parker clients. Please see below for a list of upcoming webinars:

Wednesday October 3, 2018 (1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST)

Navigating Targeted Probe and Educate & Using PEPPER.

Healthcare AttorneyCMS believes results of the Home Health Probe and Educate program have been favorable based on the decrease in claim errors after providers received education. It is now moving from a broad Probe and Educate program to a more targeted one. The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is a comparative data report that summarizes a single provider’s Medicare claims data statistics in areas identified as at risk for improper Medicare payments. To develop the HHA PEPPER, Medicare claims data for all HHAs in the nation were analyzed to identify “target areas” which could be at risk for improper Medicare payment. In this webinar, Anthony Cutrona and Heidi Kocher will discuss details of these programs and what steps take to navigate and utilize them. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients. Please register here

Wednesday November 7, 2018 (1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST)

Effective Compliance Program: How will Law Enforcement Evaluate Your Efforts if there is a Problem?

Michael CookIn February 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice published guidance describing specific factors that prosecutors should consider when conducting an investigation of a corporate entity in order to determine whether to bring criminal charges. These factors, commonly known as the “Filip Factors,” include “the existence and effectiveness of the corporation’s preexisting compliance program” and the corporation’s remedial efforts “to implement an effective corporate compliance program or to improve an existing one.” Notably, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG), followed-?up in March 2017 with a list of questions that health care providers can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their organization’s compliance program. During this session, attorneys Michael Cook and Meaghan McCormick will examine what the government expects and the steps you can take to better ensure that your health care organization is complying with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients. Please register here (Link to be updated)

Wednesday December 5, 2018 (1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST)

OIG Work Plan 2019 – Is Your Home Health, Hospice or Personal Care Agency in the Government’s Cross-?Hairs?

The Office of Inspector General’s annual “Work Plan” is its general audit and investigative plan for the upcoming year. The publication of OIG’s Work Plan serves to publicize law enforcement’s program integrity concerns with respect to certain claims and services, types of providers and specific conduct that is thought to be improper. It is an essential tool all health care providers should use to know where to focus its compliance efforts. In this webinar, attorneys Meaghan McCormick and Mary Soule will discuss the 2019 OIG Work Plan and how it will effect home health and hospice providers, along with other ancillary providers related to them. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q and A session to follow. Registration is free for all TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients.   Please register here (Link to be updated)