CMS Fraud Symposium FRAUD..Protect your Practice and your Patients
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)
Fraud committed through medical identity theft now plagues many physician practices in Texas. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in collaboration with the Texas Medical Association, the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division/Fraud, and the Senior Medicare Patrol will host a symposium discussing impact of Medicare fraud.
FREE 1 Hour ETHICS CME
*FREE CEU Credit for Nursing
**FREE Social Worker CEUs
The meeting will include two presentations:
Fraud and Abuse Prevention: Innovation and Implications for Physicians and Health Care Providers
Presented by: Peter Budetti, MD, JD, Deputy Administrator and Director Center for Program Integrity, CMS
Shantanu Agrawal, MD, Director, Center for Program Integrity, CMS
The Medicare Strike Force Prosecution Model
Ben O’Neil, Trial Attorney, U. S. Department of Justice, Criminal Fraud Section
Timothy Menke, Senior Advisor for Investigations, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
This event is open to all healthcare professionals and other interested individuals.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of the symposium physicians should be able to: Identify programmatic and analytical approaches that the Center for Program Integrity (CPI) is taking to combat fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. Implement changes to their enrollment and billing practices. Explain the role of Medicare and Medicaid contractors and discern when to contact them. Distinguish the differences between fraud investigations and other audits. Identify State or Federal assistance programs that can be utilized when confronted with questions or concerns from patients regarding their Medicare or Medicaid medical insurance.
No prerequisites required of participants
*Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Texas Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
*The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This course has been designated by Texas Medical Association for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
*Nursing - This activity provides 1.0 contact hours of nursing continuing education. Nursing CEUs provided through the University of Texas at Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
**Social Work - 2 Social Work CEUs: Provided by the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation
Direct all inquiries regarding these events to RODALFM@cms.hhs.gov
When & Where
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency responsible for administering Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. Additional information regarding CMS and its programs is available at www.cms.gov