Dissecting the Latest OIG Audit Targets


Webinar Details

Speaker

Toni Elhoms

Industry

Healthcare

Speciality

Coding/Billing

Available

All Days

Duration

60 Minutes


Description

Healthcare compliance audits and investigations are occurring at unprecedented rates.  Gone are the days when the large hospitals and pricey DRGs (diagnosis-related groups) were the only targets on the radar for compliance enforcement.  Each year the OIG releases its respective work plan which highlights areas and services that represent high-priority audit targets during the upcoming fiscal year.   It is imperative for organizations to stay diligent and apprised of these compliance initiatives and be especially proactive in their compliance efforts, conduct regular audits of processes and clinical documentation, and comply with the mandatory self-reporting requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act.  In today’s webinar, we discuss the key governing authorities involved in healthcare compliance, pathways involved in audits and investigations, review the OIG work plan, spotlight current audit trends and audit targets, identify relevant action protocols, discuss recent OIG advisory opinions, identify elements of an effective compliance plan, and discuss actionable best practice tips.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the governing authorities involved in overseeing and enforcing healthcare compliance
  • Recall the role of the OIG Work Plan
  • Recognize current trends and OIG audit targets in healthcare compliance
  • Recall overpayment and voluntary refund protocols
  • Recognize when the OIG self-disclosure protocol may be appropriate
  • Understand relevant and recent OIG Advisory Opinions

Areas Covered

  • Outline the governing authorities involved in overseeing and enforcing healthcare compliance
  • Review the various pathways involved in healthcare compliance audits and investigations
  • Discuss the role of the OIG Work Plan
  • Deconstruct current trends and OIG audit targets in healthcare compliance
  • Discuss fee-for-service payment methodology audit targets
  • Review risk-adjustment payment methodology audit targets
  • Define the process of audit error rate extrapolation
  • Identify key elements of an effective compliance plan based on the OIG framework
  • Review the overpayment and voluntary refund protocols
  • Discuss when the OIG self-disclosure protocol may be appropriate
  • Review relevant and recent OIG Advisory Opinions
  • Discuss proactive compliance best practice tips

Background

Every year the OIG releases its respective work plan which highlights areas and services that represent high-priority audit targets during the upcoming year. It is important to stay aware of these audit targets and use the work plan as a guide to mitigating compliance risk

Why Should You Attend

Healthcare is a multi-trillion-dollar industry that remains highly regulated. When organizations bill for services, they are reimbursed on a good-faith basis with the expectation that clinical documentation supports the services reported and regulatory compliance has been met.

Who Should Attend

  • Medical Coding Specialists
  • Medical Billing Specialists
  • Medical Auditing Specialists
  • Private Practice Physicians
  • Managed Care Professionals
  • Operations Leadership
  • Practice Administrators
  • Office Managers
  • Compliance Officers/Committees

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Toni Elhoms
Toni Elhoms

(CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC)

Toni Elhoms, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CRC, AHIMA-Approved ICD10-CM/PCS Trainer is an internationally known speaker and recognized subject matter expert on medical coding, reimbursement, and revenue cycle management. She is the Founder and CEO of Alpha Coding Experts, LLC. She holds multiple credentials with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). 

With over a decade of industry experience, she has led and supported hospital systems, universities, physician practices, payers, law firms, government agencies, and other entities on coding, billing, and compliance initiatives. She is a frequent contributor to various media outlets, speaker, and regular guest on industry podcasts. She created the Alpha Coding Podcast series to share her industry Pro-Tips. She also leads and mentors a network of revenue cycle management professionals across the country and serves as the President of the Orlando, FL AAPC Chapter.