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Format: On-Demand Webinar
Presenter: Sonal Patel, BA, CPMA, CPC, CMC, ICDCM
Time: You can access the webinar anytime
Duration: 60 minutes
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It is critical for providers, practices, and organizations alike to review the OIG’s monthly Work Plan updates to better assess their deficiencies, take corrective actions, tighten up compliance policies, and ensure any future scrutiny by the OIG or Program Integrity Contractors can be met with confidence and successful outcomes. During this webinar, you will learn about the action items from the Offices of Audit as well as the Office of Evaluation and Inspections in CY 2022 and Q1 2023.

The OIG Work Plan is available to the public and should be reviewed and utilized to understand the current risks in the HHS Program. Compliance professionals, physicians, certified professional coders, certified professional medical auditors, practice managers, and the like can take a proactive stance and analyze their data to mitigate such risk with internal auditing and monitoring, as well as emphasizing a continued focus on compliance education.

2022 was a big year in healthcare. The Covid-19 pandemic continued to play a significant role and affected many OIG Work Plan items during the year. Let’s see if the Covid-19 pandemic will continue to play a significant role in OIG Work Plan items in Q1 2023. Sonal will address these new focused targets in this webinar, as well as many others she finds noteworthy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of the OIG Work Plan
  • Review how the OIG plans their work
  • Review Work Plan items for 2022 and Q1 2023
  • Spotlight notable Work Plan targets in 2022 and Q1 2023
  • Address key issues in individual Work Plan items to monitor
  • Get proactive– analyze your data
  • Significance of having a compliance program in place to mitigate risk

Areas Covered in the Session

  • OIG Work Plan
  • Compliance Program Elements – auditing and monitoring
  • The Pandemic and Its Possible Effect on You
  • Do any of these Work Plan items apply to you?
  • What are you doing about it?
  • Address “the why” for applicable Work Plan items addressing coding or billing

Suggested Attendees

  • Compliance professionals
  • Certified professional coders
  • Certified professional medical auditors
  • Healthcare providers
  • Practice managers
  • Physicians
  • Hospital and facility administration
  • Consultants
  • Healthcare Policy Analysts
  • Reimbursement Specialists
  • Healthcare Business Researchers
  • Revenue cycle management (RCM) companies
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Officer
  • Payers
  • Collection Companies
  • Legislative or Regulatory Advisors
  • Home Health Providers

About the Presenter

Sonal has served as a multi-specialty healthcare coding, auditing, and compliance professional in the industry for over 12 years. She is the Founder & CEO of SP Collaborative, LLC.

She began her second career as a medical biller and continued to advance into a renowned cancer hospital’s patient business services’ department armed with her CMC®, CPC®, and CPMA® credentials. She has had the the honor of directly working with and supporting healthcare attorneys in defense of their clients’ myriad reimbursement issues for almost six years.

Sonal has utilized her creative strengths while working in the business side of healthcare. She serves as the creator and host of her Paint The Medical Picture Podcast series which is currently in its second year. She has provided rich, thought-leadership content on  LinkedIn since 2012. Sonal is also a published author in numerous industry publications, including the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA®), 2021 edition of the Complete Healthcare Compliance Manual. She finds herself often collaborating with her colleagues and trusted resources on podcasts, white papers, and so much more. Sonal provides young coders, newly certified coders, or those thinking of entering the niche world of medical coding with advice and encouragement.

Sonal proudly holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) from the AAPC®, the world’s largest credentialing body for the business of medicine. She is also proudly certified by the Practice Management Institute® (PMI) as a Certified Medical Coder (CMC). She is highly proficient in ICD-10-CM and stands ready to master ICD-11-CM when it becomes a reality in the United States.

Sonal is an active member of the AAPC, the American Medical Billing Association® (AMBA), HCCA, the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists® (NAMAS), and PMI.

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