2024 Webinars

Data Privacy Issues and Regulations - HIPAA and Beyond

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Information Blocking Rule and OCR's right of access initiative are two of the issues to be discussed in this session. Join attorney Heidi Kocher as the discuss HIPAA risk issues you will face in 2024.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.

Reading the Tea Leaves – What are the Top Risks Your Practice and / or Third-Party Billing Company will Face in 2024?

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Join us as we discuss the likely challenges and risks facing your billing company or physician practice in the upcoming year. What are the chances that your orgnaization will be audited? What are the administrative enforcement remedies currently being pursued by CMS program integrity contractors? How should you respond? In this webinar, attorneys Richard Pecore and Leonard Schneider will discuss ways your agency 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.
Reading the Tea Leaves - Top Risks Your Practice n Third Party Billing Company will Face in 2024 - January AMBA Webinar 2024 - Liles Parker-min

Data Privacy Issues and Regulations -- HIPAA and Beyond

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Information Blocking Rule and OCR's right of access initiative are two of the issues to be discussed in this session. Join attorney Heidi Kocher as she discusses HIPAA risk issues you will face in 2024.This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

ADRs, Pre-Payment Reviews, Post-Payment Audits and Suspensions - The Impact of these Administrative Enforcement Tools on Home Health and Hospice Agencies

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Prepayment reviews are now being conducted by both UPICs, MACs and RACs. 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 postpayments conducted and suspension actions recommended to CMS. In this webinar, attorneys Meaghan DeBenedetto and Christin Thompson will discuss these enforcement actions and outline the adverse impact each action can have on your agency. 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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

In recent years, physicians, owners, managers, billers and coders have been finding themselves under law enforcement's microscope. In this session, we will discuss the changing focus of State and Federal prosecutors as their focus has transitioned from the company itself to individuals within a company who are determined to be culpable for the alleged wrongdoing. In this webinar, attorneys Robert Liles and Robert Saltaformaggio will discuss ways you can reduce your individual 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.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

At the outset, it is important to keep in mind that there are significant differences between the OIG Exclusion List and the CMS Preclusion List. During this session, we will discuss your obligations, as a Medicare home health or hospice provider, to ensure that your employees, agents, contractors, and vendors have not been excluded from participation in federal health care programs. We will also discuss the impact of the CMS Preclusion List on your employment and contracting practices. Both OIG and CMS contractors are actively on the lookout for violations.
In this webinar, attorneys Paul Weidenfeld and Robert 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 individuals and entities must be screened, and how providers must document their exclusion screening efforts in order to comply with the law. We will also go over the purpose and nature of the CMS Preclusion List. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Home health and hospice agencies remain under considerable regulatory scrutiny. Over the past few years, the number of Anti-Kickback, Stark and False Claims Act cases brought against these providers have continued to increase. Is your agency at risk? Have you analyzed your Medical Director and other referral relationships? In this webinar, Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Ashley Morgan  will discuss how these statutes work and steps you should be taking to reduce your agency’s potential liability. 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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Are you up to date with the regulatory changes impacting your practice’s data privacy program? Everybody understand basic HIPAA privacy compliance but there are additional responsibilities above and beyond those basics. In this session, we will discuss the changes in HHS’s Information Blocking rule, including what it is, changes in enforcement and penalties that can put your practice at risk. We will also touch on recent developments in OCR’s Right of Access Initiative that may change your interaction with patients and their medical records. In this webinar, attorney Heidi Kocher and law firm Privacy Officer, Alexander Naum will discuss these recent changes in data privacy and the ever changing landscape of HIPAA compliance. 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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

In recent years, agency owners, managers, supervisors, marketers, billers and coders have been finding themselves under law enforcement's microscope. In this session, we will discuss the changing focus of State and Federal prosecutors as their focus has transitioned from the company itself to individuals within a company who are determined to be culpable for the alleged wrongdoing. In this webinar, attorneys Robert Saltformaggio and Robert Liles will discuss ways you can reduce your individual level of risk. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Should your practice or third-party billing company discover issues or activities that you believe may potentially run afoul of the myriad of regulatory prohibitions, what should you do? The OIG has developed a formal program under which organizations that discover such violations can voluntarily report these issues and potentially receive reduced penalties. Similarly, CMS has developed a mechanism to formally disclose Stark violations. Join health lawyers Lester Johnson and Richard Pecore for a discussion of these programs and factors to consider in deciding whether to avail your organization of these processes. 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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

In recent years, agency owners, managers, supervisors, marketers, billers and coders have been finding themselves under law enforcement's microscope. In this session, we will discuss the changing focus of State and Federal prosecutors as their focus has transitioned from the company itself to individuals within a company who are determined to be culpable for the alleged wrongdoing. In this webinar, attorneys Robert Saltaformaggio and Robert W. Liles will discuss ways you can reduce your individual level of risk. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all TAHC members and Liles Parker clients. Registration is free for all TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

In this session, we will discuss these timely enforcement issues and cover ways that your home health/home care agency and/or hospice can reduce its level of risk. Join attorney Heidi Kocher and Liles Parker Privacy Officer, Alex Naum, for a discussion on these costly enforcement actions. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Are you in the market to buy or sell your agency? What are the various concerns you need to address when engaging in this type of business transaction? What steps can you take to reduce your level of risk? Join attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Heidi Kocher 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.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 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.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. They will discuss the final rules released in April 2022 and the CMS publications on the guidance of GFEs for uninsured individuals. 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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

In this webinar, health lawyers 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 such an adverse action. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

In this session, we will discuss these timely enforcement issues and cover ways that your home health/home care agency and/or hospice can reduce its level of risk. Join Heidi Kocher and Alexander Naum for a discussion on these costly enforcement actions. 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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 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 attorneys Richard Pecore and Christin Thompson 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. 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.
Prepayment reviews are now being conducted by both UPICs, MACs and RACs. 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 postpayments conducted and suspension actions recommended to CMS. In this webinar, attorneys Meaghan DeBenedetto and Christin Thompson will discuss these enforcement actions and outline the adverse impact each action can have on your agency. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

In this session, we will discuss a number of recent initiatives by State and Federal authorities against personal care providers. Join Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher us to learn how to reduce your level of risk. 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.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

At the outset, it is important to keep in mind that there are significant differences between the OIG Exclusion List and the CMS Preclusion List. During this session, we will discuss your obligations, as a Medicare or Medicaid participating provider, to ensure that your employees, agents, contractors, and vendors have not been excluded from participation in Federal health care programs. We will also discuss the impact of the CMS Preclusion List on your employment and contracting practices. Both OIG and CMS contractors are actively on the lookout for violations. In this presentation, we 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 a provider must screen, and how providers must document their exclusion screening efforts in order to comply with the law. Former DOJ prosecutors, Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld will also go over the purpose and nature of the CMS Preclusion List. 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.

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Are you in the market to buy or sell your agency? What are the various concerns you need to address when engaging in this type of business transaction? What steps can you take to reduce your level of risk? Join attorneys Heidi Kocher 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 for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.
In this webinar, health lawyers 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 such an adverse action. 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.

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

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, John Pierce will discuss the current criminal risk areas facing physician practices, third-party billing companies, their owners and staff. 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 Michael Cook (who served as a former HHS Legal Counsel), as they discuss the current criminal enforcement landscape facing your agency. 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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Should your home health or hospice discover issues or activities that you believe may potentially run afoul of the myriad of regulatory prohibitions, what should you do? The OIG has developed a formal program under which organizations that discover such violations can voluntarily report these issues and potentially receive reduced penalties. Similarly, CMS has developed a mechanism to formally disclose Stark violations. Join health lawyers Lester Johnson and Richard Pecore for a discussion of these programs and factors to consider in deciding whether to avail your organization of these processes. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Wednesday, September 4, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

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 home health or hospice agency’s regulatory compliance. Attorneys Heidi Kocher and Richard Pecore 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. Registration is free for all TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients.

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 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, attorneys Heidi Kocher 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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Home health and hospice agencies remain under considerable regulatory scrutiny. Over the past few years, the number of Anti-Kickback, Stark and False Claims Act cases brought against these providers have continued to increase. Is your agency at risk? Have you analyzed your Medical Director and other referral relationships? In this webinar, Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Ashley Morgan will discuss how these statutes work and steps you should be taking to reduce your agency’s potential liability. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Join us as we discuss the likely challenges and risks facing your hospice agency in 2024. What are the chances that your agency will be audited? What are the administrative enforcement remedies currently being pursued by CMS program integrity contractors against hospice agencies? How should your agency respond? In this webinar, health law attorneys Richard Pecore and Lester Johnson 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 TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients.

Tuesday, October 8, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

This session will look at common misuses of modifiers - how to recognize the issues and what to do instead. A modifier modifies the intention because there is a special circumstance of the CPT® code you are reporting, but you are not changing the definition of the code itself. When you misuse modifiers, several things can happen. First, you are put at risk of inappropriate reimbursement. This, in turn, puts you at risk of audits, which puts you at risk of treble damages. Additionally, your providers are put at risk of losing their right to bill insurance, potentially losing their license, or even jail time. Coders are at risk of losing their credentials and may face monetary penalties and jail time. Learn how to avoid penalties and sanctions through the proper use of modifiers. 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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

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 home health or hospice agency’s regulatory compliance. Attorneys Heidi Kocher 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. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Wednesday, November 6, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

At the outset, it is important to keep in mind that there are significant differences between the OIG Exclusion List and the CMS Preclusion List. During this session, we will discuss your obligations, as a Medicare home health or hospice provider, to ensure that your employees, agents, contractors, and vendors have not been excluded from participation in federal health care programs. We will also discuss the impact of the CMS Preclusion List on your employment and contracting practices. Both OIG and CMS contractors are actively on the lookout for violations. 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 individuals and entities must be screened, and how providers must document their exclusion screening efforts in order to comply with the law. We will also go over the purpose and nature of the CMS Preclusion List. 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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Approach the Compliance process by doing a little bit each month, taking a small bite out of what has to get done toward the ultimate goal of implementing compliance and a culture of compliance in the practice. This looks at compliance as an ongoing process instead of an overwhelming huge project that can never get started because it is so overwhelming, requiring more resources than are available or more money for outside resources than can be spent within the organization. Attendees will be able to implement what they have learned immediately. In month one, the practice or billing company will have a compliance process to initiate and will address the core aspects of compliance in bite-size pieces. 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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

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, He 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, John Pierce will discuss the current criminal risk areas facing home health and hospice agencies, their owners, staff and the physicians with whom they work. Join John Pierce and moderator Robert Liles as they discuss the current criminal enforcement landscape facing your agency. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow. Registration is free for all HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Wednesday, December 4, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Join us as we discuss the likely challenges and risks facing your home health agency and / or hospice in the upcoming year. What are the chances that your agency will be audited? What are the administrative enforcement remedies currently being pursued by CMS program integrity contractors? How should your agency respond? In this webinar, attorneys Richard Pecore and Leonard Schneider will discuss ways your agency 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 TAHCH members and Liles Parker clients.

Tuesday, December 10, 2024

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Has your health organization reviewed its proposed business relationships with referral sources to ensure compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Travel Act and the False Claims Act? Has your organization reviewed its existing business relationships to ensure compliance? Did you know there are steps your organization can take to ensure compliance with these statutes through various safe harbors? Join attorneys Ashley Morgan and Robert Saltformaggio explain the steps providers need to take to ensure their existing and proposed business relationships comply with the statutory and regulatory requirements of these important statutes. 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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2024

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

Duration: 60 Minutes

Join us as we discuss the likely challenges and risks facing your home health agency and / or hospice in the upcoming year. What are the chances that your agency will be audited? What are the administrative enforcement remedies currently being pursued by CMS program integrity contractors? How should your agency respond? In this webinar, attorneys Richard Pecore and Leonard Schneider will discuss ways your agency 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 HCLA members and Liles Parker clients.

Reading the Tea Leaves – What are the Top Risks Your Practice and / or Third-Party Billing Company will Face in 2025?

Tuesday, January 14, 2025

12:00 NOON EST / 11:00 A.M. CST / 9:00 A.M. PST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Join us as we discuss the likely challenges and risks facing your billing company or physician practice in the upcoming year. What are the chances that your orgnaization will be audited? What are the administrative enforcement remedies currently being pursued by CMS program integrity contractors? How should you respond? In this webinar, attorneys Richard Pecore and Leonard Schneider will discuss ways your agency 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.