Surprise! How to Handle an Unannounced Onsite Audit

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Jun 19, 2008
90 Minutes
Product Description

Don’t get too comfortable with your practice’s records and procedures.

Every day, medical practices just like you face unannounced, onsite audits because regulators suspect wrongful billing or other misconduct. And the truth is, unannounced site visits are on the rise with Medicare, state agencies and even private payers like the Blues. In fact, federal and state fraud units have more money than ever earmarked for targeted onsite investigations.

But unannounced visits can come from unexpected places. For example, a patient complaint may generate an onsite review by local licensing agencies. Employee issues or medication can trigger visits from the state or federal health departments, employment discrimination units or hazardous waste agencies.
The bottom line: You and your entire medical office staff must be ready for an onsite visit at ANY time. In this audioconference, expert speaker and healthcare attorney Wayne J. Miller, Esq., will discuss the basic ground rules for typical non-criminal surprise auditor and other health care regulator visits. Learn pre-visit diligence, as well as proper conduct during the visit that’ll keep you out of the red -- and your facility’s public image squeaky clean.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll learn:

  • A list of agencies that may conduct unannounced visits in the near future.
  • Why your office may be a target: The answers may surprise you!
  • Top 5 things your staff should -- and shouldn’t -- do when an auditor appears.
  • How to determine whether it’s a "routine" review ... or something more serious.
  • Techniques for being cooperative but not reckless.
  • Ways management and staff can prepare for an unannounced visit.
  • When to call in the attorneys or other outside help.
  • Discover what's "fair game" and what should be "off-limits" to the visitor.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? Physician stake holders and anyone who has an NPI number, physicians and other clinicians, practice managers, coding and billing staff, front and back office staff, healthcare consultants, health care attorneys, compliance officers and risk managers.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Wayne J. Miller - Healthcare Compliance Expert

Wayne J. Miller, Esq., is a founding partner of the Compliance Law Group, Los Angeles, a law firm focused on health care industry legal compliance for clients nationwide. Wayne has practiced healthcare business and regulatory law throughout his 30-year career. His firm represents a wide range of healthcare industry clients throughout the nation. He is a frequent speaker for The Coding Institute national teleconferences on healthcare reimbursement, transactional and regulatory...   More Info
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