The Affordable Care Act broadens the definition of fraud, increases financial penalties, and establishes new government audit programs in behavioral health. For the first time, compliance programs are mandatory conditions of enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. How do you keep up with new and emerging mandates and prepare for an increasing number of investigations and audits? The National Council offers all the resources you need:
- Compliance Watch: The only publication of its kind in behavioral health, Compliance Watch is brought to you by the National Council and edited by Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP. The newsletter features articles by experts sharing their successes in reducing audit and investigatory risk while maintaining high clinical standards. Subscribers receive regular email updates listing the latest articles available online, as well as alerts on breaking news. To start or renew your Compliance Watch subscription for 2012, visit our web store.
- Full Day Conference University, “Health Reform Toughens Up on Compliance: Prepare Now”: If you’re not already prepared for health reform’s new compliance requirements, you will be after this corporate compliance boot camp. Experts from the Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell staff outline emerging enforcement strategies and examine the impact on your organization, identifying your areas of exposure and detailing the steps you must take to protect your agency and yourself. Slots are still available for this crucial training, to be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, right before the National Council’s annual conference in Chicago. Sign up here.
- Conference Session: “Fraud Enforcement: Is Your Corporate Compliance Program Ready?”: This 90-minute workshop, to be held during the National Council’s annual conference in Chicago, explores the new measures designed to identify and prevent health care fraud. These measures expand the scope of false claims, mandate corporate compliance programs, and expand government audits and investigations. Workshop faculty will provide strategies for implementing effective compliance programs that foster a culture of compliance and minimize potential financial exposures. Click here to register for the conference and see a preliminary program.