In a dynamic collaboration, EmPro Insurance and CAIPA co-sponsored a highly informative evening for CAIPA's Flushing Providers, with Alicia Shickle, of ProCode Compliance Solutions taking the stage as the keynote speaker. The event garnered a large turnout from this multispecialty group, all eager to delve into the crucial topic of proactive compliance.
Alicia emphasized the significance of internal auditing and monitoring, shedding light on how these practices act as a safeguard, mitigating the risk of improper payments and potential audits from both government bodies and third-party payers. The interactive discussion covered high-risk areas, insights into CMS audits, the intricacies of the appeal process, and a deep dive into recent enforcement actions by CMS, OIG, and DOJ.
The atmosphere was one of collaboration and shared understanding as providers explored the proactive measures necessary to navigate the ever-evolving compliance landscape. Alicia stressed the importance of meeting proactively rather than in response to disputes, overpayment recovery actions, or revocations.
The evening served not only as a knowledge-sharing platform but also as a reminder of the collective commitment to maintaining the highest standards of compliance within the healthcare community. In the spirit of proactive education, events like these become crucial touchpoints for fostering a culture of awareness and responsibility.
Alicia's engaging presentation left attendees equipped with valuable insights, ensuring they are better prepared to navigate the complexities of compliance, making proactive choices for the benefit of their practices and the broader healthcare landscape.