Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “Therapy Compliance: 7 Easy Pieces” webinar conference on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm EDT. This 1.5-hour webinar will identify key areas of risk for the outpatient therapy practice, demonstrate examples of recent cases, settlements, and sanctions and will include compliance tools that can be customized for you practice.
To register online with a credit card, purchase a ticket on this page. To register by check, click Printable Registration Form, complete the form and mail with check to the address listed on the registration form.
One registration allows as many people to watch and listen to the webinar on one computer and/or phone line and each participant would be eligible to print off a certificate of attendance that may be eligible for 1.5 CEUs from your state board or national association. If your computer has no speaker or you unable to be at a computer, you can still call in to the phone number provided to hear the audio portion and follow along with the handout in pdf format.
Can’t Listen Live on October 2nd? Not a problem. Register for the webinar, email us after the webinar stating no one from your organization logged in or called in to listen live, we will verify, and then send you a playback link of the actual live presentation along with the handouts. The playback link can be viewed on your computer as many times as you would like and audio comes through your computer speakers. Playback link is emailed 72 business hours after the completion of the webinar.
Therapy is under review, and findings by CMS Program Integrity Contractors continue to support efforts to audit and investigate therapy providers. Data analytics are being used by CMS Medicare Administrative Contractors, State Medicaid programs, the OIG, as well as the Fraud Investigative Units of commercial payors. This webinar will identify key areas of risk for the outpatient therapy practice, demonstrate examples of recent cases, settlements, and sanctions. The Seven “easy pieces” Elements of an Effective Compliance Program for a therapy practice will demonstrated to show how therapy practices can scale a compliance program, which is a requirement under the ACA. Curious as to results from Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) audits? Joint this webinar for a bonus summary of therapy findings across the MACs. BONUS HANDOUTS: include compliance tools that can be customized for you practice.
At the completion of this webinar the participant will be able to:
- Understand recent OIG audit findings, why therapy investigation is profitable for investigators, and how this can be used to assess your practice risk
- Understand why the Department of Justice relies on therapy whistleblowers to expose fraud, waste & abuse, and the key areas of therapy risk that may be harming your practice
- Understand the risk of “accidentally” reporting a compliance matter on social media, relying on social media groups for guidance on regulations, and how it harms your opportunity to mitigate risk under investigation
- Demonstrate knowledge of fraud, waste and abuse, and the how it is applicable to therapy through the use of actual case findings
- Learn the seven easy pieces of compliance, and how to scale to your practice to develop an effective compliance program as required under the ACA.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Nancy J. Beckley is the president of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC, a firm specializing in rehab and therapy compliance. The firm offers compliance outsourcing, risk assessment, compliance plan development, annual compliance training, external audits, and investigation support. Clients include providers under Medicare and Medicaid probe review, corrective action plans, ZPIC/UPIC investigations, RAC audits, OIG Audits and Corporate Integrity Agreements.
Nancy is a top expert in compliance due diligence for therapy mergers and acquisitions working with investment bankers, brokers, lenders and practices. She has participated in compliance due diligence activities involved over 80 M & A activities. Long considered the top subject matter expert in rehab agency and CORF development, Nancy has work with over 125 rehab agencies and CORFs in program development, survey & certification, and policy & procedure development.
She is a nationally known speaker in the area of rehab compliance, and has presented at the Provider Practice Compliance Conference, Florida Compliance Conference, and the HCCA Compliance Institute., has authored six articles for Compliance Today and writes the compliance and social media column. She was featured on the cover of Compliance Today in September 2014.
Ms. Beckley’s area of expertise includes:
- Medicare regulatory requirements for outpatient therapy providers; extensive experience in Medicare Survey and Certification
- Policy and procedure development for therapy providers including compliance with ACA Section 1557 and Conditions of Participation
- Medicare and Medicaid program integrity initiatives: MAC, RAC, CERT, ZPIC/UPIC, TPE, probe reviews, pre and post payment reviews
- Compliance program development, consulting, training, and outsourced functions including compliance officer and auditor
- Compliance training for outpatient therapy including risk areas of documentation, coding and billing
- Audit and consulting engagements under attorney-client privilege for risk assessment and potential payback liability analysis
- Compliance due diligence activities in mergers and acquisitions to assess Federal health care program risk
WHO SHOULD LISTEN:
Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech-language pathologists, private practice owners, compliance officers, office managers, nursing home administrators, directors and managers as well as billers and billing departments of organizations that provide physical, occupational and/or speech therapy services.
INCLUDED IN YOUR MATERIALS PACKET:
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this webinar conference, you’ll also receive a handout (in PDF format) that will include related references as well as compliance tools that can be customized for you practice.
Audio – phone connection required only if your computers do not have speakers or you will not be at a computer.
Webinar – Computer and internet connection required. Participants will be provided a url link where they can log in and follow the presentation on their computer as the speaker provides the presentation. If your computer has speakers, you will be able to hear the audio portion through your computer speakers and will not require a phone connection. If no speakers on your computer or unable to be at a computer, participants will need to call in to the phone number provided to them to hear the audio portion. You will need adobe flash. If sound goes in and out, it is due to your internet connection and is not the fault of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc is not responsible for organization fire walls or computer software issues that may interfere and/or prohibit your connection to the webinar portion of the presentation.
This webinar has not been submitted to any state board or national organization for CEU approval. A certificate of attendance will be available upon completion of the webinar for each participant and may be adequate for credit in some states; you will need to contact your state licensing regulatory body to determine whether or not credit will be granted for this webinar conference.
HOW THE WEBINAR CONFERENCE WORKS
Register for the event before 12:00PM EDT on October 2, 2019. First 75 minutes is presentation/lecture and last 15 minutes is question and answer.
When you register, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail that serves as your receipt. Approximately 5 days before the webinar conference, you will receive a separate email that provides you with instructions for accessing the call and a handout attachment. If you register within 5 days of October 2, 2019, instructions will be emailed the evening of the day you registered (after 6:00PM pacific time). Please make sure that your email system will accept messages from the webinar conference host: email@example.com. The easiest way to do this is to add this email address to the contacts list in your email software.
Gather your staff and listen to the webinar conference via speaker phone, follow along with the session handout, and participate in a live, interactive Question and Answer session. Registration includes ONE DIAL-IN CONNECTION AND/OR COMPUTER CONNECTION (you can gather as many people at that location as you wish), an electronic handout, and a certificate of completion for participants.
PLEASE NOTE: ONE REGISTRATION PROVIDES YOU WITH ONE PHONE AND/OR COMPUTER CONNECTION FOR THE WEBINAR CONFERENCE. You may pay for additional locations where indicated on the registration form.
Written requests for refunds received on or before September 18, 2019, will receive a refund less a $60 processing fee; fees are nonrefundable after this date. There are no refunds for no shows or any other reasons after September 18, 2019. We are not responsible for organization firewalls or computer software issues that may interfere and/or prohibit your connection to the webinar portion of the presentation. Email your request for a refund to the conference coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLAYBACK LINK & AUDIO RECORDINGS
Playback links and audio recordings are NOT included with registration, but registrants have an option to purchase a playback link that can viewed on your computer just like watching it live (no limit to the amount of times it can be viewed) for $49.95 or audio recording (CD) for $69.95 prior to completing online registration.
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If you have questions about registration or logistics for this webinar conference, please contact the Webinar Conference Manager:
Michelle Gawenda • Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. • 661.350.6187
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