Compliance for Surgical Groups

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Live Audio Conference
Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, May 25, 2017
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
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Most Common Compliance Mistakes Made in Surgical Practices and How to Avoid Them

Compliance guidelines and regulations for surgery practices are numerous and sometimes confusing.  Most small physician practices cannot afford to employ a full-time compliance officer—and the person handling compliance duties is often overwhelmed with other responsibilities. Many times things “slip through the cracks” even if they are understood.

Drawing on the experiences of health care attorneys and compliance professionals, this conference by expert speaker Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, will review the most common compliance mistakes made in surgical practices and will discuss how to avoid making those mistakes. The session will provide you with the links to compliance regulations and will present some tips for keeping up with changing regulations.

Session Highlights

  • The 7 components of a small practice compliance program as set forth by the Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • How to protect your practice in the areas identified as current targets by the OIG?
  • The compliance risks unique to surgical practices:
    • Use of advanced practice providers
    • Bundling of surgery codes
    • Appropriate use of modifiers
    • Billing for surgical assistants and co-surgeons
    • Ignoring evaluation and management coding
    • Balance billing patients
    • Appropriate billing of in-office procedures
    • Appropriate billing of post-op care
    • Consent necessary for in-office procedures
  • The records retention policies that prepare you to respond to a payer audit
  • When to involve the practice attorney?
  • How to prepare your staff to respond to a government investigation?
  • How to protect your practice from a whistleblower suit?

Who Should Attend

  • Surgeons
  • Surgical practice managers
  • Billing supervisors
  • Compliance managers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Kim Garner Huey - Health Care Management Expert


Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians.

Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional...   More Info
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