WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Billing and revenue cycle managers, compliance professionals and healthcare leadership
OVERVIEW: This webinar will discuss internal investigations of Medicare and Medicaid overpayments and the decision to voluntarily return overpayments to the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It will also provide practical advice for creating a complete and accurate disclosure to the MAC, OIG or CMS. Faculty will address how overpayment investigations interact with CMS's rule to return the identified overpayment within 60 days of identification or face potential liability under the False Claims Act.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate the existence of an overpayment through investigation and identify members of the investigatory team;
- Outline options to return identified overpayments to the MAC, OIG or CMS and related processes; and
- Summarize the necessary steps for assembling a complete and accurate disclosure to the MAC, OIG or CMS.
MEET YOUR FACULTY: Zach Buxton, Attorney, Baird Holm
Zach Buxton is an attorney with Baird Holm who concentrates his practice on healthcare law. He represents hospitals, healthcare facilities, physician practices and other healthcare providers in regulatory, transactional and reimbursement matters. He has assisted clients in a range of healthcare issues, including compliance with fraud and abuse laws, physician contracting and compliance program assessments, and has also helped clients navigate nondiscrimination rules of the Affordable Care Act and additional requirements for charitable hospitals under section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Kim Lammers, Partner and Associate Attorney, Baird Holm
Kim Lammers assists clients with advice and representation for issues relating to federal health care program fraud and abuse laws, regulatory compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, clinical denials and appeals. She is also a Certified Professional Coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders and is an active member of various legal associations, including the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association.
Registrations are due into the LHA office one week prior to the webinar in order to ensure timely delivery of instructions and handout.
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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
The LHA will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically-challenged participants who require special services. When registering, please attach a written description of needs to the application.
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