[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 and is now available for on-demand access.
- Presentation Date: May 8, 2019
- TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- 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 the Texas Nurses Association -
Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §97.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §97.260[a]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
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