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Do You Know What to Do When Facing a CMS Audit?

Credit(s): 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
Course Number: PME-RSPOND/GEN
Original Program Date: December 2, 2011
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Access: Available until December 02, 2014
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    While most physicians are very aware of the federal government’s crack-down on fraud, abuse, and waste, many lack understanding about the procedures and consequences of government audits, as well as knowledge about how to respond to an audit, when to seek help, and what help is available. This course will address these issues along with a discussion of how to prepare for an audit through sound coding and documentation practices.

    Program Highlights

    • Overview of type of audits

    • I’m honest, why should I worry about audits?

    • How to react to the audit

    • What can happen after the audit?


    Released: Dec. 2, 2011
    Expires: Dec. 2, 2014

    Target Audience
    This program is developed for physicians practicing in all medical specialties. Medical practice administrators/ managers, and mid-level health care providers also will benefit from this program

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss various government audit programs

    • Assess how claims data is used to identify flags for auditors

    • Implement policies for responding to medical records request and subsequent audits


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    1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)   The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.

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    1 ETHICS   This course has been designated for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

    1 TMLT   Physicians who are insured with Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) may earn professional liability insurance discounts by participating in approved continuing education activities. TMLT policyholders who earn 3 TMLT credits within 12 consecutive months will earn a 3-percent discount (not to exceed $1,000), which will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

    Mark Chouteau

    Mr. Chouteau, is a partner with the law firm of Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. where he practices in its Health Law Section. Mr. Chouteau is a graduate of the Texas Tech School of Law where he graduated with honors in 1988.  He received his BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979.He has dedicated his law practice to health care compliance and enforcement activities over the past 20 years in the capacities of regulator, prosecutor, and for the past 15 years as an advisor and defender of health care providers.

    DescriptionPagesFile Size
    Course Slides (in Note-Taking Format)23 Pages764 KB
    Facing a CMS Audit23 Pages229 KB
    - Mindy (Lubbock, TX)
    - Jack (Plano, TX)
    - P. (Dallas, TX)
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