Medicare Audits Virtual Workshop: Defend Against Coding Risks - On-Demand

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Medicare Audits Virtual Workshop: Defend Against Coding Risks - On-Demand

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Medicare Audits Virtual Workshop: Defend Against Coding Risks - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Presented by:
Yvette M. DeVay, MHA, CPC, CPMA, CIC, CPC-I

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State and federal audits are inevitable as healthcare organizations face scrutiny from a growing number of agencies due to ever-increasing regulations. But with so many auditors, each targeting different aspects of documentation, coding, and billing accuracy, it can be difficult to know how to respond to audits or proactively prepare for them.

Clear away the confusion by joining this three-hour virtual workshop with expert speaker Yvette M. DeVay, MHA, CPC, CPMA, CIC, CPC-I, who will break down the various types of auditing bodies and explain how to determine the areas of a practice most vulnerable to an audit. She will walk providers through the steps for creating an internal audit plan to safeguard a facility from risk and explain how to use publications from the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT), and Comparative Billing Reports (CBR) to perform the audit.

After identifying the auditing bodies, areas of risk, and how to conduct an internal audit, DeVay will tackle one of the most challenging issues for healthcare organizations: structuring provider education to formulate a corrective action plan and ensure documentation meets the standards required by auditors. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in live Q&As throughout the presentation to get answers to their most pressing audit questions.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify state and federal auditors, their purpose, and their contribution to the safeguarding of funds
  • Describe the extent of contractors’ use of data analytics
  • Use publications to create internal audit plans
  • Create defensible documentation through published reports and internal audits
  • Confidently respond to record requests

Who Should Listen? 

  • HIM managers and staff
  • Revenue cycle managers and staff
  • Outpatient coding and billing managers and staff
  • Revenue integrity managers and staff
  • Physician practice managers, coders, and billers
  • Auditors
  • Compliance staff
  • Finance staff


  • Government audit contractors, associated audit types, and scope of work
  • Appropriate response to contractor communications and record requests
    • Identifying the requestor and what that means to an organization
  • Keeping your organization audit-defensible
    • Using government-reported data and information
      • CBRs
      • CERT statistics
      • OIG Work Plan
    • Conducting an internal audit
      •  Identifying errors by root cause analysis
        • Claim submission
        • Insufficient documentation
    • Creating an internal corrective action plan
  • Structuring physician education
    • Formulating a corrective action approach
    • How to use CBRs
  • Live Q&A


  • Chart of Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) audit contractors

Continuing Education

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 3.0 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 03/14/2019)

Meet the Speaker

Yvette M. DeVay

Yvette M. DeVay, MHA, CPC, CPMA, CIC, CPC-I, is the lead instructor for HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp®—Physician Services Version. As a regulatory specialist, she also instructs the Certified Coder Boot Camp® (live and online) and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp®. DeVay has extensive experience as a professional/outpatient coding consultant. She has assisted physician practices with coding integrity, internal audits, charge capture, and litigation defense. She served as the ICD-10 project manager for a state Medicaid agency, where she established the implementation schedule, steering committees, and workgroups; participated in gap analysis, policy review, and ICD-10 revisions; and oversaw departmentwide ICD-10 awareness and education.

An AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, DeVay is accredited as a Certified Professional Coder, a Certified Inpatient Coder, and a Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC) instructor by the AAPC. She holds a Master of Health Administration from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Pennsylvania State University.

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $399 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $399 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.