Liles Parker Attorneys

Displaying 1 to 20 (of 30 products)
An Overview Of The CMS Preclusion List

[W3378] An Overview Of The CMS Preclusion List
As if the federal and state exclusions lists weren’t enough, CMS has now created a “Preclusion List” that is different from existing exclusions databases. Presentation Info: TAHC&H Monthly Webinar | Recorded for On-Demand Access Presentation Date | March 4, 2020 Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hr CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §558.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: As if the federal and state exclusions lists weren’t enough, CMS has now created a “Preclusion List” that is different from existing exclusions databases. The CMS preclusion list is a register of all health care providers, suppliers, and prescribers who are precluded from receiving reimbursement for Medicare Advantage items and services or Part D drugs that are provided or prescribed to Medicare beneficiaries. CMS has established the preclusion list in an effort to better ensure patient safety and to protect the integrity of the Medicare Trust Funds from the actions of providers and prescribers that have been identified as “bad actors.” In this session attorneys Robert Liles and Paul Weidenfeld will discuss: the genesis of this list, how an entity is placed on the list and what information is available about those who are on the CMS Preclusion List. This webinar recording is 60 minutes and includes a brief Q & A session. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will identify key components related to the CMS Preclusion List. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Robert Liles, JD and Paul Weidenfeld, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Robert Liles' background is somewhat unique. In addition to a law degree, he holds a Master’s in Health Care Administration.  Robert has worked on the provider side, as a federal prosecutor and now represents home health and hospice agencies around the country in connection with Medicare and Medicaid audits and investigations. While working as a federal prosecutor, he was asked to serve as the first National Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the DOJ’s, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. In this capacity, he advised prosecutors around the country regarding health care fraud statutes, schemes, investigative tools, privacy concerns, and compliance issues. Robert is a nationally-recognized speaker and educator on health law regulatory issues.  He has taught and lectured at regional and national conferences, seminars and webinars to federal and state prosecutors, auditors, industry representatives, providers and suppliers on a variety of regulatory issues. About the Presenter:
Paul Weidenfeld brings a unique perspective to False Claims Act cases, Fraud Investigations and Qui Tam, or whistleblower, lawsuits which is partly the result of his rare combination of having BOTH extensive litigation experience (more than 50 trials and 25 appellate) AND subject matter expertise (10 years as a fraud prosecutor, 2 years as the DOJ Healthcare Fraud Coordinator, and experience as a partner in a major healthcare law firm). Virtually every litigation decision in these complex cases requires an understanding of the persons and agencies involved, an understanding of the law, and an ability to predict how the litigation will actually evolve in the legal system — and there is no one better suited to help in this process. Finally, Paul’s experiences have taught him that there is no one-size-fits-all in the world of settlement or conflict resolution, and he is well known for his ability to find innovative solutions to difficult litigation problems. [W3378] An Overview Of The CMS Preclusion List Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3378

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Buying and Selling Home Health and Hospice Agencies

[W3244] Buying And Selling A Texas-Based Agency
A look at the risks and how to reduce them... TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 09/04/2019 and is now available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: September 4, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: 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? In this webinar attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Heidi Kocher discuss these important issues. This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a Q & A session that follows. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will identify the legal and practical considerations involved in the transactions of buying and selling home health and hospice agencies. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Salma Mokbel and Meaghan McCormick | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher is a partner with Liles Parker and has over 20 years of experience in health care legal and compliance-related issues, including serving as a chief privacy officer and interim chief compliance officer at a medical device manufacturer. She is currently serving as an outside compliance expert to a hospital and a clinical laboratory that are under Corporate Integrity Agreements. She has significant reimbursement experience, responding to and defending audits from Medicare, addressing coverage policy issues, challenging denials, recoupments, and loss of billing privileges, obtaining HCPCS codes, and other reimbursement related issues. Her experience also includes implementing Corporate Integrity Agreements, guiding clients through voluntary self-disclosures and seeking advisory opinions from the OIG. Ms. Kocher is licensed in Texas and Maryland. About the Presenter:
Jennifer Papapanagiotou Ms. Papapanagiotou’s practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional matters for a wide array of health care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues. [W3244] Buying And Selling A Texas-Based Agency Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3244

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Current Enforcement Environment Facing TX HCSSA Agency Owners, Staff & Affiliated Professionals

[W3184] Current Enforcement Environment Facing TX HCSSA Agency Owners, Staff & Affiliated Professionals
The importance of compliance and the likely penalties of non-compliance with the law. TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 03/06/2019. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: March 6, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 03/06/2021 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: In this session, we will go review the types of civil and criminal cases brought against Texas home health, hospice and personal care agencies, their owners, staff and affiliated professionals. We will also discuss the statutory violations that have repeatedly led to criminal prosecutions in Texas. Finally, we will discuss steps you can take to reduce your level of statutory and regulatory risk. In this webinar, attorneys Paul Weidenfeld and Robert W. Liles will discuss the importance of compliance and the likely penalties of non-compliance with the law. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively participate in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by ensuring that all claims are properly documented, coded, and billed in compliance with state and federal healthcare laws. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Paul Weidenfeld, JD and Ashley Morgan, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Paul Weidenfeld brings a unique perspective to False Claims Act cases, Fraud Investigations and Qui Tam, or whistleblower, lawsuits which is partly the result of his rare combination of having BOTH extensive litigation experience (more than 50 trials and 25 appellate) AND subject matter expertise (10 years as a fraud prosecutor, 2 years as the DOJ Healthcare Fraud Coordinator, and experience as a partner in a major healthcare law firm). Virtually every litigation decision in these complex cases requires an understanding of the persons and agencies involved, an understanding of the law, and an ability to predict how the litigation will actually evolve in the legal system — and there is no one better suited to help in this process. Finally, Paul’s experiences have taught him that there is no one-size-fits-all in the world of settlement or conflict resolution, and he is well known for his ability to find innovative solutions to difficult litigation problems. About the Presenter:
Ashley Hudson Morgan is an Associate Attorney in Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office where she focuses her practice on regulatory health care compliance matters, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues. Ashley represents health care providers across the country in connection with a wide variety of health law issues including coverage disputes, documentation concerns, compliance, medical board complaints, and exclusion / termination issues. Ashley has worked with an assortment of providers including dentists, home health companies, hospice agencies, primary care and specialty physicians, mental health professionals, physical therapists, and licensed acupuncturists. Ashley has handled claims disputes with major payors including Medicare, Medicaid, various BlueCross BlueShield entities, and UnitedHealthcare. She has extensive experience working on administrative appeals of large alleged extrapolated overpayments assessed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) contractors including, Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs), and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and by private payors. Ashley has also successfully defended providers against medical board and nursing board complaints. Ashley is a Certified Medical Compliance Officer and helps clients implement effective compliance programs and provides counsel on mandatory state and industry-specific policies and procedures. In this capacity, Ashley provides on-site walk-throughs to review OSHA compliance and performs training for staff members on HIPAA and other mandatory compliance regulations. Ashley is also a Certified Professional Coder in addition to a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist and conducts GAP Analyses of provider’s medical record documentation to determine areas for improvement with any CMS or private payor documentation requirements. [W3184] Current Enforcement Environment Facing TX HCSSA Agency Owners, Staff & Affiliated Professionals Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3184

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Current Regulatory And Operational Challenges For Hospices

[W3233] Current Regulatory And Operational Challenges For Hospices
How hospices can address the day­-to­-day challenges navigating current state and federal regulatory requirements. TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 08/01/2018. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 1, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: In this webinar, Lester Johnson and Jason Cabell will discuss the challenges facing hospices in navigating current state and federal regulatory requirements and how hospices can address the day­-to­-day challenges they face in providing quality and essential end­-of-­life care to its patients and their families.  Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by ensuring all staff are up to date on the latest regulations in order to ensure the highest quality end of life care. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Lester Johnson and Jason Cabell | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Lester “Les” W. Johnson, Jr. is a Partner at Liles Parker PLLC and is the Supervising Attorney for the Firm’s Baton Rouge office. In addition, Les also serves as Co-Leader of the Firm’s Health Law Practice Group. Les helps clients navigate the myriad of regulatory, compliance and business issues facing today’s health care providers and practitioners. Core areas of Les’s practice include handling Medicare & Medicaid appeals; Medicare and Medicaid participation and compliance; Stark and Anti-kickback law compliance, state self-referral prohibitions and any other regulatory issues a client may face. Les assists clients with operational and business issues involving hospital/medical staff relations, practitioner credentialing, health care contracting issues, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust hurdles, joint ventures, and practice formation and restructuring. Les is a frequent presenter on regulatory compliance, fraud & abuse, and business issues facing health care providers and practitioners. He was named a Health Care Hero by New Orleans City Business Magazine, and was also recognized by the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center for his work to help open the Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic, a free clinic opened in early 2006 in New Orleans’ flood ravaged Lower 9th Ward neighborhood. About the Presenter:
Jason Cabell is an Associate Attorney in Liles Parker’s Health Law Section. Also a registered nurse, Jason works out of the firm’s Baton Rouge office where he focuses on Medicare regulatory matters, audits and administrative appeals of overpayments assessed by Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) and/or Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs). [W3233] Current Regulatory And Operational Challenges For Hospices Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3233

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Cybersecurity Issues for Home Health and Hospice Providers

[W3418] Cybersecurity Issues for Home Health and Hospice Providers
An overview of current cybersecurity issues. Presentation Info: TAHC&H Monthly Webinar | Recorded for On-Demand Access Presentation Date | July 1, 2020 Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hr CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §558.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: Cybersecurity threats can cause financial losses, problems with government regulators and damage to your agency's reputation. This presentation provides an overview of current cybersecurity issues faced by home health and hospice providers along with the latest legal developments. The presenters also discuss best practices for managing cybersecurity risk and how to address a security breach. This recorded webinar was 60 minutes; it also includes addtional minutes of a brief Q&A session that followed the presentation. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and identify steps to remain in compliance with cybersecurity issues for home health and hospice providers. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Heidi Kocher and Ashley Morgan, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher, Esq., MBA, CHC, is a partner with the law firm of Liles Parker. She has over 20 years of experience advising and defending health care clients on legal and regulatory matters affecting providers of all sizes. She is an expert in all aspects of compliance and privacy programs, including developing and deploying policies, procedures and training. Her experience includes serving as a Chief Compliance Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer, implementing the various requirements and aspects of Corporate Integrity Agreements, and responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is licensed in Texas and Maryland, and admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is Certified in Health Care Compliance. About the Presenter:
Ashley Morgan is an Associate Attorney at Liles Parker Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office where she focuses her practice on regulatory health care compliance matters, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues.   Ashley particularly knowledgeable about the regulatory challenges faced by homecare providers, especially as they relate to issues of documentation and has extensive experience working on administrative appeals of large alleged extrapolated overpayments assessed by CMS contractors.  Ashley also assists providers across the country with a wide variety of health law issues including coverage disputes, documentation concerns, compliance, medical board complaints, and exclusion / termination issues. [W3418] Cybersecurity Issues for Home Health and Hospice Providers Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3418

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Effective Compliance - How Law Enforcement Evaluate Your Efforts if there is a Problem

[W3236] Effective Compliance Program - How will Law Enforcement Evaluate Your Efforts if there is a Problem?
Examines what the government expects and steps you can take to better ensure that your health care organization is complying with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 11/07/2018. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 7, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 11/07/2020 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: In 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. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by evaluating their agency’s compliance program in an effort to remain in compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements while promoting optimal patient outcomes. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Michael Cook and Meaghan McCormick | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Michael H. Cook is a Partner and Co-chair of the Health Care Group at the law firm of Liles Parker, PLLC. Michael has more than 40 years of experience as a health care attorney in the regulatory, reimbursement, business, and policy areas. He has lectured and published frequently on topics of interest to health care providers and has served on a number of industry and government task forces and commissions. Michael has presented on the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program Initiative to the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, and the TAHC&H, and on CJR/Bundled Payment Impact on Post -Acute Providers -- Navigating Alternative Payment Systems for the American Health Lawyers Association, sits on the Board of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid), and served on a health care work group on delivery system reform for the campaign of Secretary Clinton for President. About the Presenter:
Meaghan McCormick is an Associate Attorney in Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office where she concentrates her practice in the area of health care regulatory compliance. Meaghan has experience with auditing claims, identifying deficiencies, and assisting clients in improving their documentation. She also assists providers with creating and implementing effective compliance plans. Meaghan has assisted Dentists, DME providers, community mental health centers, hospices, and home health agencies across the country. [W3236] Effective Compliance Program - How will Law Enforcement Evaluate Your Efforts if there is a Problem? Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3236

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Expanded Coverage Of Services Such As Personal Care By Medicare Advantage Plans

[W3380] Expanded Coverage Of Services Such As Personal Care By Medicare Advantage Plans
How Medicare Advantage plans have expanded services and benefits - like personal care - for 2020. Presentation Info: TAHC&H Monthly Webinar | Recorded for On-Demand Access Presentation Date | May 13, 2020 Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hr CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §558.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: Approximately 35% of Medicare beneficiaries choose to be covered by managed care plans under the Medicare Advantage program. Beginning in January 2019, Medicare expanded the types of supplemental benefits that these plans could cover to include services such as personal care. Beginning in January of 2020, these plans were able to expand even further the types of services that they could provide as such benefits. In this webinar Attorneys Michael Cook and Jennifer Papapanagiotou discuss: Background on the Medicare Advantage Program and its Operation CMS Expansion of Supplemental Benefits Beginning in 2019 Expansion of Non-Medical Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill in 2020 Practical Advice Including Potential Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Major Compliance Issues in Personal Care Including Requirements for Tracking Devices in Medicaid Beginning in 2020 How These Services Fit Into Medicaid This webinar recording is 60 minutes and includes a brief Q & A session. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity, discuss the managed care plans under the Medicare Advantage Program and learn new compliance and contracting issues associated with such plans. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Jennifer Papapanagiotou, JD and Michael Cook, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Jennifer Papapanagiotou's practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional matters for a wide array of health care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues. About the Presenter:
Michael Cook has more than 38 years’ experience representing health clients of all kinds in regulatory, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, compliance, business, strategic planning,and public policy matters, with a strong emphasis on post-acute providers. At the beginning of his career, Michael also was an attorney with the Office of General Counsel at the United States Department of Health and Human Services where he represented the federal regulators of the Medicare and Medicaid programs on matters of the highestlegal and political senstivity. He recently received the honor of Fellow from the American Health Lawyers Association. In addition to his health care practice, Michael serves as a strategic health care advisor to a start-up company that has developed a health care related product to protect seniors from fractured hips. He was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to serve on the Board of the Department of Medical Assistance Services that advises Virginia’s Medicaid program, has served as a health care advisor to a number of candidates for state and national office, and recently received the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award fromMarquis Who’s Who. He frequently lectures on topics of interest to health care providers and earlier this year presented on the topics of “Internal Investigations” for health care companies at the 2019 American Health Lawyers Association conference on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues and moderated a panel of State Medicaid Directors on the changing face of their Medicaid programs in post-acute care for the AHLA Long-Term Care and the Law conference. [W3380] Expanded Coverage Of Services Such As Personal Care By Medicare Advantage Plans Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3380

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices - Are Your Marketing Practices Legal?

[W3228] Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices - Are Your Marketing Practices Legal?
How Stark regulates gifts and other marketing activities aimed at referral sources and how Texas State statutes regulate the provision of gifts on referral sources. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: March 7, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Marketing 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. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and identify marketing practices which comply with state laws, Stark, and Federal Anti-kickback Statute.  TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Heidi Kocher, JD and Michael Cook, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Michael H. Cook is a Partner and Co-chair of the Health Care Group at the law firm of Liles Parker, PLLC. Michael has more than 40 years of experience as a health care attorney in the regulatory, reimbursement, business, and policy areas. He has lectured and published frequently on topics of interest to health care providers and has served on a number of industry and government task forces and commissions. Michael has presented on the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program Initiative to the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, and the TAHC&H, and on CJR/Bundled Payment Impact on Post -Acute Providers -- Navigating Alternative Payment Systems for the American Health Lawyers Association, sits on the Board of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid), and served on a health care work group on delivery system reform for the campaign of Secretary Clinton for President. About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher is a partner with Liles Parker and has over 20 years of experience in health care legal and compliance related issues, including serving as a compliance director, chief privacy officer and interim chief compliance officer at a medical device manufacturer. In addition, she has represented and advised physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies, non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. Her experience includes implementing the various requirements and aspects of a Corporate Integrity Agreement, responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level, guiding clients through voluntary self-disclosures and seeking advisory opinions from the OIG. She also has significant reimbursement experience, addressing coverage policy issues, challenging denials, recoupments, and loss of billing privileges, obtaining HCPCS codes, and other reimbursement related issues. [W3228] Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices - Are Your Marketing Practices Legal? Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3228

$30.00

1.0 Hr
How Should Your Agency React When Something Goes Wrong?

[W3412] How Should Your Agency React When Something Goes Wrong?
Steps you should take to reduce your level of risk and make any necessary disclosures to the government...and much more! Presentation Info: TAHC&H Monthly Webinar | Recorded for On-Demand Access Presentation Date | June 3, 2020 Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 06/03/2022 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Mistakes happen. What should you do if an “excluded” party is advertently hired? What are your obligations if you uncover evidence of patient abuse? How should overpayments be handled? How should you respond if you learn that one your marketing personnel has been engaging in improper or illegal solicitation activities? How should you react if a physician demands a “fee” in order to receive referrals? Join Attorneys Heidi Kocher and Richard Pecore as they discuss the steps you should take to reduce your level of risk and make any necessary disclosures to the government...and much more! This webinar is 60 minutes with a breif Q & A session that follows. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practices to reduce the level of agency risks and make any necessary disclosures to the government. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Heidi Kocher, JD and Richard Pecore, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher Esq., MBA, CHC, is a partner with the law firm of Liles Parker. She has over 20 years of experience advising and defending health care clients on legal and regulatory matters affecting providers of all sizes. She is an expert in all aspects of compliance and privacy programs, including developing and deploying policies, procedures and training. Her experience includes serving as a Chief Compliance Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer, implementing the various requirements and aspects of Corporate Integrity Agreements, and responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is licensed in Texas and Maryland, and admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is Certified in Health Care Compliance. About the Presenter:
Richard Pecore JD is a licensed Texas attorney with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Pecore is a graduate of the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law Houston. Mr. Pecore joined Liles Parker as an associate attorney in January 2012 and became a partner with the firm in February 2016. Mr. Pecore has worked on a variety of health care related matters, and the past 6 years focusing on Medicare and Medicaid administrative provider appeals and creating provider regulatory compliance plans. Since joining Liles Parker, Mr. Pecore has focused on “big box” Medicare and Medicaid overpayments. He has successfully defended overpayment cases ranging in value from $15,000 to $6 million dollars. Mr. Pecore is a Certified Medical Compliance Officer with PMI, is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Mr. Pecore lives in Kingwood, Texas. [W3412] How Should Your Agency React When Something Goes Wrong? Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3412

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Importance Of Incorporation & Asset Protection For Agencies

[W3248] Importance Of Incorporation & Asset Protection For Agencies
What happens if your best efforts are insufficient to keep an organization solvent? TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 11/06/2019 and is now available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 06, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hr CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities 97.260 [a] other topics related to the duties of an administrator Program Description: Unfortunately, sometimes even your best efforts are insufficient to keep an organization solvent. If your third-party billing company or your practice is forced into bankruptcy, can you be held liable? Are your personal assets at risk? What impact will a bankruptcy action have on your ability to start a new company? Hear attorneys Leonard Schneider and Jennifer Papapanagiotou discuss these important issues. This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a recorded Q & A session. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will identify limited liability and the impact a bankruptcy action could have on an agency’s ability to start a new home health or hospice agency. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Leonard Schneider | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Jennifer Papapanagiotou's practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional matters for a wide array of health care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues. About the Presenter:
Leonard Schneider's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He has also been selected to serve as City Attorney for a number of cities and municipalities. In this capacity, he has performed a wide range of legal services, ranging from contract drafting and administration to affirmative civil litigation on behalf of his municipal clients. Mr. Schneider has extensive experience ensuring that applicable statutory and regulatory requirements are met by municipalities. Since joining Liles Parker, Mr. Schneider has expanded his practice to also include a wide variety of health law matters and cases. Mr. Schneider also served as the Assistant District Attorney for Galveston County in Texas. In this role, he prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases and honed his litigation skills with significant time before a judge and jury. While he seldom prosecutes criminal cases in his current role, his experience in this field has afforded him a strong skill set in working with criminal law. Mr. Schneider is also responsible for litigation brought by or against the cities he represents, often managing teams of attorneys brought in specifically for each case. In this way, he keeps his litigation skills fresh. His criminal and civil litigation trial experience allows him to give practical and timely advice to clients in civil matters, including business litigation, contracts, breach of contracts, collections, elections, and economic development. In addition to practicing law, he has authored and presented papers on corporate law issues, landlord/tenant arrangements, evictions, economic development, and city council meetings. He also currently instructs business students on ethics and business law as an adjunct professor at two universities. [W3248] Importance Of Incorporation & Asset Protection For Agencies Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3248

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Improper Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices:  Are Your Marketing Practices Legal?

[W3241] Improper Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices: Are Your Marketing Practices Legal?
Addresses problematic home health and hospice marketing practices... TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 06/05/2019. It is now available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: June 5, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §97.260[a][10]marketing Program Description: Marketing 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, the presenters discuss a number of problematic home health and hospice marketing practices and whether such practices violate Federal or State laws. The training presentation topics cover: Review of Anti-kickback statute Review of Stark law Review of other potentially relevant federal statutes Other guidance Review of relevant Texas laws and guidance Discussion of problematic marketing practices Compliance tips Attorneys Heidi Kocher and Michael Cook also discuss the importance of ensuring that an agency’s employment of a Medical Director fully comply with applicable Federal and State laws. This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a brief Q & A session that follows. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by incorporating strategies to ensure that their agency does not engage in marketing practices that violate Federal or State laws. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Heidi Kocher and Michael Cook | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher is a partner with Liles Parker and has over 20 years of experience in health care legal and compliance related issues, including serving as a compliance director, chief privacy officer and interim chief compliance officer at a medical device manufacturer. In addition, she has represented and advised physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies, non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. Her experience includes implementing the various requirements and aspects of a Corporate Integrity Agreement, responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level, guiding clients through voluntary self-disclosures and seeking advisory opinions from the OIG. She also has significant reimbursement experience, addressing coverage policy issues, challenging denials, recoupments, and loss of billing privileges, obtaining HCPCS codes, and other reimbursement related issues. About the Presenter:
Michael Cook Michael H. Cook is a Partner and Co-chair of the Health Care Group at the law firm of Liles Parker, PLLC. Michael has more than 40 years of experience as a health care attorney in the regulatory, reimbursement, business, and policy areas. He has lectured and published frequently on topics of interest to health care providers and has served on a number of industry and government task forces and commissions. Michael has presented on the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program Initiative to the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, and the TAHC&H, and on CJR/Bundled Payment Impact on Post-Acute Providers -- Navigating Alternative Payment Systems for the American Health Lawyers Association, sits on the Board of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid), and served on a health care work group on delivery system reform for the campaign of Secretary Clinton for President. [W3241] Improper Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices: Are Your Marketing Practices Legal? Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3241

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness Incl. Use Of Surveys, And/Or Sanction Screening

[W3183] Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness Including Use Of Surveys, And/Or Sanction Screening
A discussion of your compliance obligations under Federal and State law. TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 02/06/2019. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: February 6, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 02/06/2021 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Home health, hospice and personal care agencies remain under considerable government scrutiny. The development, implementation and monitoring of an effective Compliance Program is an essential step that your agency can take to reduce its level of statutory and regulatory risk. In this webinar, attorneys Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will discuss your compliance obligations under Federal and State law. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by evaluating their agency’s compliance program for compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements while promoting optimal patient outcomes. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Michael Cook, JD and Heidi Kocher, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Michael H. Cook is a Partner and Co-chair of the Health Care Group at the law firm of Liles Parker, PLLC. Michael has more than 40 years of experience as a health care attorney in the regulatory, reimbursement, business, and policy areas. He has lectured and published frequently on topics of interest to health care providers and has served on a number of industry and government task forces and commissions. Michael has presented on the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program Initiative to the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, and the TAHC&H, and on CJR/Bundled Payment Impact on Post -Acute Providers -- Navigating Alternative Payment Systems for the American Health Lawyers Association, sits on the Board of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid), and served on a health care work group on delivery system reform for the campaign of Secretary Clinton for President. About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher is a partner with Liles Parker and has over 20 years of experience in health care legal and compliance related issues, including serving as a compliance director, chief privacy officer and interim chief compliance officer at a medical device manufacturer. In addition, she has represented and advised physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies, non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. Her experience includes implementing the various requirements and aspects of a Corporate Integrity Agreement, responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level, guiding clients through voluntary self-disclosures and seeking advisory opinions from the OIG. She also has significant reimbursement experience, addressing coverage policy issues, challenging denials, recoupments, and loss of billing privileges, obtaining HCPCS codes, and other reimbursement related issues. [W3183] Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness Including Use Of Surveys, And/Or Sanction Screening Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3183

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Medicare Provider Enrollment Changes: 100 New Ways To Lose Your Billing Privileges

[W3377] Medicare Provider Enrollment Changes: 100 New Ways To Lose Your Billing Privileges
Hear about the dramatically increased reporting obligations of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP providers and suppliers. Presentation Info: TAHC&H Monthly Webinar | Recorded for On-Demand Access Presentation Date | February 5, 2020 Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hr CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §558.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: On September 10, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register entitled, “Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process.” Under the Final Rule, the reporting obligations of Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP providers and suppliers will dramatically increase when they: file a new enrollment application, revalidate their enrollment, need to file a change of information, or need to notify the agency of a change in ownership. During this session, attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Lorraine Rosado take a “first look” at the impact of the Final Rule on the obligations of providers and suppliers. They also review CMS’ new revocation and denial authorities, and discuss a number of the challenges that home health and hospice agencies may soon face. This webinar recording is 60 minutes and includes a brief Q & A session. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the discussion and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by identifying how the HHS/CMS Final Rule changes will affect their agency practices. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Jennifer Papapanagiotou, JD and Lorraine Rosado, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Jennifer Papapanagiotou's practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional matters for a wide array of health care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues. About the Presenter:
Lorraine Rosado is a key member of Liles Parker’s healthcare team and has been an attorney at the firm for nearly six years. She defends healthcare providers facing overpayment claims and counsels clients nationwide on compliance with healthcare statutes, regulations, and contract matters. She has represented providers in panel qualification and termination matters. She has extensive experience working on complex cases involving both Federal and State violations of the False Claims Act, including whistleblower cases. She is skilled in administrative litigation and appeals. Lorraine has handled claims disputes involving most major healthcare payors, including Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, various BlueCross BlueShield entities, and UnitedHealthcare. She is experienced working on large, complex administrative appeals of extrapolated alleged overpayments assessed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractors, including Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs). [W3377] Medicare Provider Enrollment Changes: 100 New Ways To Lose Your Billing Privileges Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3377

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Navigating Targeted Probe And Educate - Using PEPPER

[W3235] Navigating Targeted Probe And Educate - Using PEPPER
Details of these programs and what steps take to navigate and utilize them. TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 10/03/2018. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: October 3, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 10/03/2020 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: CMS 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, such as poor clinical and Medicare coverage documentation. 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. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by using the PEPPER reports to target documentation enhancements that will result in more successful Targeted Probe and Educate results.  TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Anthony Cutrona and Heidi Kocher | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Anthony Cutrona began practicing home health law as general counsel for a Houston home health agency in 1996 and opened his solo health law practice in 1997. In 2000, the Texas Association for Home Care named him its Associate Member of the Year. Last year, after 20 years of representing home health care providers throughout Texas, Anthony joined Liles Parker as a Partner and opened its San Antonio office. He continues to represent home health agencies in license and survey matters, administrative appeals, implementation of compliance programs, employment issues, and defends nurses in Board of Nursing matters. About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher is a partner with Liles Parker and has over 20 years of experience in health care legal and compliance related issues, including serving as a compliance director, chief privacy officer and interim chief compliance officer at a medical device manufacturer. In addition, she has represented and advised physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies, non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. Her experience includes implementing the various requirements and aspects of a Corporate Integrity Agreement, responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level, guiding clients through voluntary self-disclosures and seeking advisory opinions from the OIG. She also has significant reimbursement experience, addressing coverage policy issues, challenging denials, recoupments, and loss of billing privileges, obtaining HCPCS codes, and other reimbursement related issues. [W3235] Navigating Targeted Probe And Educate - Using PEPPER Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3235

$30.00

1.0 Hr
No/Low Cost Digital Marketing Steps To Ethically Market Your HmHlth, Hospice, Pvt Duty Agency

[W3243] No/Low Cost Digital Marketing Steps To Ethically Market Your Home Health, Hospice and/or Private Duty Agency
Digital marketing steps you can take that that are free or very inexpensive... TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 08/07/2019 and is now available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 7, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][10]marketing Program Description: Home health, hospice and private duty agencies have heavily relied on old-school marketing practices to ramp-up patient referrals. Today, patients and their families are actively reviewing their care options using the internet. With the exception of large home health and hospice agencies, most agencies haven’t engaged in active online marketing. In this program, Salma Mokbel and attorney Meaghan McCormick cover a number of the digital marketing steps you can take that that are free or very inexpensive. This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a Q & A session that follows. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by incorporating digital marketing strategies while ensuring that their agency does not engage in marketing practices that violate Federal or State laws. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Salma Mokbel and Meaghan McCormick | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Salma Mokbel is a paralegal and marketing specialist for Liles Parker. Salma is an accomplished and creative marketing and social media professional, experienced in setting online marketing strategies for branding and online awareness. She is highly skilled in search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, online marketing campaigns, and social media strategy. She received her degree in BIT from University of Utara Malaysia and is now following her passion in Digital Marketing and SEO. About the Presenter:
Meaghan McCormick is an associate at Liles Parker and received her JD degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. She previously worked for a home health care agency before attending law school and has assisted with a number of home health audits and investigations. Meaghan has experience with auditing home health and hospice claims, identifying deficiencies, and assisting clients in improving their documentation. Meaghan also has extensive experience working on compliance plans and developing policies and procedures for home health and hospice agencies. [W3243] No/Low Cost Digital Marketing Steps To Ethically Market Your Home Health, Hospice and/or Private Duty Agency Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3243

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Obligations Of Your Agency With Respect To Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

[W3247] Obligations Of Your Agency With Respect To Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
What are your obligations to investigate and report ANE complaints? TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 10/02/2019. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: October 2, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 10/02/2021 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Despite your best efforts to screen and train members of your staff, care issues and complaints will eventually arise. What steps can you take to prevent incidents of abuse, neglect of exploitation from happening in the first place? If allegations such as these arise, what are your obligations to investigate and report these complaints? How can you better prevent allegations of neglect associated with: The prevention, identification and treatment of bedsores. The safe lifting and transfer of a patient from a bed to a wheelchair in a safe fashion without falls. The proper administration of medication. The communication of patient concerns you have identified to family members. Caring for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s or another mental condition that can be challenging. Communicating with the patient physician when there is a change in a patient’s condition. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively participate in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by identifying best practices in the areas of prevention, investigation, and reporting of abuse, neglect and exploitation of patients in compliance with state laws and Medicare Conditions of Participation. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Richard Pecore and Heidi Kocher | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Richard Pecore is a licensed Texas attorney with over 20 years of experience in personal injury and health care law. Mr. Pecore is a graduate of the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law Houston. Mr. Pecore joined Liles Parker as an associate attorney in January 2012 and became a partner with the firm in February 2016. Mr. Pecore’s practice focuses on Medicare and Medicaid administrative provider appeals and regulatory compliance plans for providers. He has successfully defended overpayment appeals ranging in value from $15,000 to over $6 million dollars. Mr. Pecore is a Certified Medical Compliance Officer (CMCO), a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and a member of the American Dental Coders Association (ADCA). About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher is a partner with Liles Parker and has over 20 years of experience in health care legal and compliance related issues, including serving as a compliance director, chief privacy officer and interim chief compliance officer at a medical device manufacturer. In addition, she has represented and advised physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies, non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. Her experience includes implementing the various requirements and aspects of a Corporate Integrity Agreement, responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level, guiding clients through voluntary self-disclosures and seeking advisory opinions from the OIG. She also has significant reimbursement experience, addressing coverage policy issues, challenging denials, recoupments, and loss of billing privileges, obtaining HCPCS codes, and other reimbursement related issues. [W3247] Obligations Of Your Agency With Respect To Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3247

$30.00

1.0 Hr
OIG’s 2019 Workplan – Is Your HHA, Hospice, Personal Care Agcy in the Government’s Crosshairs?

[W3237] OIG’s 2019 Workplan – Is Your Home Health, Hospice or Personal Care Agency in the Government’s Cross Hairs?  
The 2019 OIG Work Plan and how it will effect home health and hospice providers. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: December 5, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: 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. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively participate in the learning activity and indicate an intent to apply the regulatory care documentation changes outlined in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 2019 Workplan within their agencies’ policies and practices. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Meaghan McCormick and Mary Soule | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Meaghan McCormick is an Associate Attorney in Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office where she concentrates her practice in the area of health care regulatory compliance. Meaghan has experience with auditing claims, identifying deficiencies, and assisting clients in improving their documentation. She also assists providers with creating and implementing effective compliance plans. Meaghan has assisted Dentists, DME providers, community mental health centers, hospices, and home health agencies across the country. About the Presenter:
Mary Soule is an Associate Attorney at Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office. She focuses her practice on regulatory health care compliance matters, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues. Mary has represented a variety of healthcare providers, including psychiatrists, dentists, acupuncturists, home health agencies, and counselors. She represents health care providers nationwide with an assortment of health law issues, including prepayment and post-payment audits with Medicare, Medicaid, and private payors and general compliance matters. She is also a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist. [W3237] OIG’s 2019 Workplan – Is Your Home Health, Hospice or Personal Care Agency in the Government’s Cross Hairs?  Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3237

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Preventing The Revocation Of Your Agency From The Medicare Program

[W3225] Preventing The Revocation Of Your Texas Home Health or Hospice Agency From The Medicare Program
Tips on Avoiding an Adverse Action and on Responding to Such an Event TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 05/08/2019. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: May 8, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 05/08/2021 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Over the past year, the number of revocation and termination actions taken against Texas home health and hospice agencies has continued to increase. How should you respond if your agency is revoked or terminated from the Medicare program? What impact do these actions have on a home health or hospice agency? In this webinar, attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Ashley Morgan discuss the current revocation actions being pursued by the government and how your agency can reduce its risk of being subjected to such an adverse action. This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a Q & A session that follows. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by incorporating clinical and documentation best practices to reduce the risk of government actions that result in termination or revocation of an agency’s participation in the Medicare program due to regulatory non-compliance. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Jennifer Papapanagiotou, JD and Ashley Morgan | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Jennifer Papapanagiotou’s practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional matters for a wide array of health care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues. About the Presenter:
Ashley Hudson Morgan is an Associate Attorney in Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office where she focuses her practice on regulatory health care compliance matters, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues. Ashley represents health care providers across the country in connection with a wide variety of health law issues including coverage disputes, documentation concerns, compliance, medical board complaints, and exclusion / termination issues. Ashley has worked with an assortment of providers including dentists, home health companies, hospice agencies, primary care and specialty physicians, mental health professionals, physical therapists, and licensed acupuncturists.
Ashley has handled claims disputes with major payors including Medicare, Medicaid, various BlueCross BlueShield entities, and UnitedHealthcare. She has extensive experience working on administrative appeals of large alleged extrapolated overpayments assessed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) contractors including, Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs), and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and by private payors. Ashley has also successfully defended providers against medical board and nursing board complaints.
Ashley is a Certified Medical Compliance Officer and helps clients implement effective compliance programs and provides counsel on mandatory state and industry-specific policies and procedures. In this capacity, Ashley provides on-site walk-throughs to review OSHA compliance and performs training for staff members on HIPAA and other mandatory compliance regulations. Ashley is also a Certified Professional Coder in addition to a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist and conducts GAP Analyses of provider’s medical record documentation to determine areas for improvement with any CMS or private payor documentation requirements. [W3225] Preventing The Revocation Of Your Agency From The Medicare Program Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3225

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Problems and Pitfalls With Home Health and Hospice EHR Systems

[W3419] Problems and Pitfalls With Home Health and Hospice EHR Systems -- Address These Software Deficiencies Now, Before it is Too Late!
Examines the primary problems typically identified by government auditors and discuss how these problems could have been avoided. Presentation Info: TAHC&H Monthly Webinar | Recorded for On-Demand Access Presentation Date | August 5, 2020 Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 08/05/2022 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: 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. This webinar examines the primary problems typically identified by government auditors and discuss how these problems could have been avoided. It also examines 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! This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a brief Q & A session. Program Learning Outcome: Attendees will actively engage in the learning activity and identify key compliance standards related to electronic health records (EHR). TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Robert W. Liles, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law and Lee Vasic, Owner | Heartwood Home Health & Hospice About the Presenter:
Robert Liles' background is somewhat unique. In addition to a law degree, he holds a Master’s in Health Care Administration.  Robert has worked on the provider side, as a federal prosecutor and now represents home health and hospice agencies around the country in connection with Medicare and Medicaid audits and investigations. While working as a federal prosecutor, he was asked to serve as the first National Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the DOJ’s, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys. In this capacity, he advised prosecutors around the country regarding health care fraud statutes, schemes, investigative tools, privacy concerns, and compliance issues. Robert is a nationally-recognized speaker and educator on health law regulatory issues.  He has taught and lectured at regional and national conferences, seminars and webinars to federal and state prosecutors, auditors, industry representatives, providers and suppliers on a variety of regulatory issues. About the Presenter:
Lee Vasic is the 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. [W3419] Problems and Pitfalls With Home Health and Hospice EHR Systems -- Address These Software Deficiencies Now, Before it is Too Late! Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3419

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Reading the Tea Leaves – The Top Ten Risks Your HHA &/or Hospice will Face in 2018

[W3226] Reading the Tea Leaves – What are the Top Ten Risks Your Home Health Agency and/or Hospice will Face in 2018?
Ways your agency can reduce its level of risk... Presentation Info: Presentation Date: January 10, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Join us as we discuss the likely challenges and risks facing your home health agency and/or hospice.What are the chances that your agency will be audited? What are the administrative enforcement remedies currently being pursued by UPICs and ZPICs? How should your agency respond? In this webinar, attorneys Richard Pecore and Lorraine Rosado will discuss ways your agency can reduce its level of risk.  Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by identifying compliance and quality improvement issues to ensure agency compliance and improved quality of care. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Richard Pecore and Lorraine Rosado | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Richard B. Pecore is a licensed Texas attorney with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Pecore is a graduate of the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law Houston. Mr. Pecore joined Liles Parker as an associate attorney in January 2012 and became a partner with the firm in February 2016. Mr. Pecore has worked on a variety of health care related matters, including 5 years litigating asbestosis and silicosis related personal injury cases, and the past 6 years focusing on Medicare and Medicaid administrative provider appeals and creating provider regulatory compliance plans. Since joining Liles Parker, Mr. Pecore has focused on “big-box” Medicare and Medicaid overpayments. He has successfully defended overpayment cases ranging in value from $15,000 to $6 million dollars. Prior to joining Liles Parker Mr. Pecore owned and successfully operated an OSHA workplace safety training and custom video company in Austin, Texas. He litigated asbestos and silicosis related personal injury claims for refinery, industrial, and government workers in the Corpus Christi and Texarkana, Texas areas. Mr. Pecore offices in Houston, Texas and visits our McAllen, Texas office by appointment. Mr. Pecore is a Certified Medical Compliance Officer (CMCO) with PMI, is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and a member of the American Dental Coders Association (ADCA). Mr. Pecore lives in Kingwood, Texas. He is a WWII aircraft enthusiast, a Heritage Flight Experience Holder and a Rivet Holder for the Commemorative Air Force’s B-17G heavy bomber “Texas Raiders”. About the Presenter:
Lorraine Ater Rosado is a key member of Liles Parker’s healthcare team and has been an attorney at the firm for nearly six years. She defends healthcare providers facing overpayment claims and counsels clients nationwide on compliance with healthcare statutes, regulations, and contract matters. She has represented providers in panel qualification and termination matters. She has extensive experience working on complex cases involving both Federal and State violations of the False Claims Act, including whistleblower cases. She is skilled in administrative litigation and appeals. Lorraine has handled claims disputes involving most major healthcare payors, including Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, various BlueCross BlueShield entities, and UnitedHealthcare. She is experienced working on large, complex administrative appeals of extrapolated alleged overpayments assessed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractors, including Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs). [W3226] Reading the Tea Leaves – What are the Top Ten Risks Your Home Health Agency and/or Hospice will Face in 2018? Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3226

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Displaying 1 to 20 (of 30 products)
Search by Presenter
So Tell Us...
Pay by PayPal