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TAHCH Webinars


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 pre-approved 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.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, 1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Cybersecurity Issues for Home Health and Hospice Providers.

Call Meaghan McCormick for help with an 1155 waiver.Cybersecurity threats that can cause financial losses, problems with government regulators and damage to your agency’s reputation. This presentation will provide an overview of current cybersecurity issues faced by home health providers and the latest legal developments. The presenters also will discuss best practices for managing cybersecurity risk and how to address a security breach. Join attorneys Heidi Kocher and Meaghan McCormick 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 TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients.  Please register here

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, 1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Problems and Pitfalls With Home Health and Hospice EHR Systems — Address These Software Deficiencies Now, Before it is Too Late! 

Robert W. LilesLiles Parker's TAHCH Webinars As 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 Home Health, Hospice and Personal Care Agencies 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 fully comply 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 an agency’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.  We will also examine how one agency tackled this problem head-on, and decided the best way to fix these common, recurrent, EHR problems was to build their own!  Join Robert W. Liles and Lee Vasic, Owner of Heartwood Home Health & Hospice, and developer of “Agency Data, LLC,” a Home Health / Hospice / Private Duty EHR system built FOR agencies BY clinical and administrative agency personnel.  This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all TAHCH members and clients of Liles Parker, Attorneys & Counselors at Law. Please register here.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020, 1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Targeted Probe and Educate:  Two Years and Counting — Results and How to Help Your Agency. 

Healthcare AttorneyCMS believes results of the Home Health Targeted Probe and Educate program have been favorable based on the decrease in claim errors after providers received education.  In this webinar, Lorraine Rosado and Richard Pecore will discuss the steps involved in a TPE audit, how to respond and steps you can take to minimize your exposure. 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, October 14th, 2020, 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.

Healthcare AttorneyIn 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 Richard Pecore and Leonard Schneider 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.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, 1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

Are Your Marketing Practices Legal?

Healthcare AttorneyMarketing activities that would normally qualify as ordinary business courtesies if extended to an actual or potential source of referrals in other industries, are often illegal in the context of Federal health business programs. In this session, we will discuss whether a number of common marketing practices comply with Stark and the Federal Anti-kickback Statute.  We will also examine various Texas State laws that must be considering before an agency engages in marketing. In this webinar, attorneys Heidi Kocher and Michael Cook discuss how Stark regulates gifts and other marketing activities aimed at referral sources.  They will also learn how the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute impacts the provision of gifts and other marketing activities aimed at referral sources.  Finally, the presenters will discuss how Texas State statutes regulate the provision of gifts on referral sources.  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, December 2nd, 2020, 1 p.m. EST / Noon CST / 10:00 a.m. PST

OIG Work Plan 2021 – Is Your Home Health, Hospice or Personal Care Agency in the Government’s Crosshairs?

Healthcare AttorneyHealthcare AttorneyThe Office of Inspector General’s “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 Lester Johnson and Jason Cabell will discuss the current OIG Work Plan and how it will affect home health and hospice providers, along with other ancillary providers related to 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.