Getting in Front of Troubling New Audit Developments

There are some scary new developments with Medicare claims audits: Hot on the heels of HHS OIG re-adding PAP supplies to its workplan (just after a similar debacle in 2018), the UPIC contractors are sending letters that include similar language to the OIG reports, which could portend even more audits.

These audit issues are serious, because they all could result in six-year lookbacks. To give you an idea of the impact, with the OIG’s inclusion of claims for PAP in 2018, more than 80 suppliers were directed to perform six-year lookback audits — and those six-year lookback audits can entail extremely costly refunds.

You, as an HMEB business owner need to get on top of this issue FAST, which is why you should register to attend this webinar.

Learning objectives:

  • What is in the OIG workplan — it’s not just PAP supplies and more categories are coming.
  • Important trends in the UPIC audits.
  • Understanding the true impact of a six-year lookback.
  • How you can prepare your business to mitigate these troubling new developments.

And, of course, you’ll be post questions for our expert speaker, Wayne van Halem, to answer during the webinar’s live Q&A segment.

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: Time: 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) / 1:00 p.m. (Central) / 11:00 a.m. (Pacific)
Duration: 1 hour
Registration: $99 for access to the live event, plus an on-demand version of the event for three additional months

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Webinar Access
All registrants will have access to the live event and an on-demand recording of the presentation. If registrants want to watch the presentation again or have a scheduling conflict, they can register and access the on-demand version of this webcast, which will be available after the live event for 3 additional months.


Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 11 a.m Pacific, 1 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Eastern

Only $99 to access the on-demand version of the event!

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Wayne van HalemAbout our Presenter
As president and founder of audit consulting firm The van Halem Group LLC, a division of the VGM Group Inc., Wayne van Halem came to the home medical equipment industry with 11 years’ experience working within Medicare’s anti-fraud infrastructure. He worked as a Medicare fraud analyst; Medicare Fraud Information Specialist; a fraud investigator and then supervisor within Medicare’s Program Safeguard Contractors for Jurisdictions A and B; and finally as director of DME appeals, nationally, and Part B appeals for the western region of the country. Now van Halem and his team of ex-Medicare experts leverage their insider expertise to help providers navigate CMS’s often maddening pre- and post-payment audit and appeals process.