One of the greatest external threats facing medical practices is falling victim to fraud or becoming an unwitting participant in a larger fraud scheme targeting patients or the Medicare program. In this first part of a webinar series, join MGMA Government Affairs and our national partners from the HHS Administration for Community Living and National Government Services, a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), to discuss the latest news on Medicare fraud. Attendees will learn about common Medicare fraud schemes, protection methods, tactics to detect fraud or bad business practices, and how to report and work with appropriate federal authorities.
This 90-minute webinar will provide you with the knowledge to:
- Identify the latest Medicare fraud schemes
- Discuss how to protect your practice and patients from fraud
- Recognize possible cases of Medicare fraud for reporting
Continuing Education Information
: Self-Paced Activity
: Beginner - Education designed to provide a general understanding of a topic or knowledge area.
: 90 minutes
: If you wish to claim continuing education credit, you must attend the live webinar or if you watch the recording, respond to the integrated polls in order to meet the interactivity requirement required by accrediting organizations.
Official Continuing Education Statements and Availability
American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
- ACMPE, medical practice administrators in certification and Fellowship through ACMPE
- CEU, generic continuing education credit
This program is approved as a live learning event for ACMPE continuing education hours. A cumulative total of 50 ACMPE continuing education credit hours is among the requirements for attaining the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential. To maintain CMPE or Fellow status, you must earn 50 hours of qualifying credit hours every three years, of which 30 hours must come from MGMA national, state or local offerings, including 12 from a live learning event.
about the ACMPE certification program.
One ACMPE credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
A certificate of attendance will be provided to healthcare professionals requesting generic CEUs for professional development, certifications through other professional associations or specialty societies.
One generic CEU credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.
Disclosure of conflict of interest
MGMA requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in the position to control the content of this activity to disclosure any real or apparent conflicts of interact (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI’s are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to MGMA policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participates prior to the start of each activity.
Rebecca Kinney is the Director for the Administration for Community Living’s Office of Healthcare Information and Counseling (OHIC). In this role Rebecca is responsible for the administration of the Medicare focused programs and activities managed by ACL, including the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) program, and the Duals Demonstration Ombudsman Technical Assistance Center. She provides oversight and direction to the ACL project officers, the state grantees, various administrative contracts used to support the state grantee work, and the national technical assistance and resource centers established to support the ACL grantees. Rebecca acquired her Master of Social Work with a focus in aging and management from the University of Michigan where she was also a Geriatric Fellow.
Jennifer Trussell recently retired from a distinguished 35-year career with the federal government. Her previous positions with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) include Senior Advisor to the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations; Special Agent in Charge of the Investigations Branch; and Chief Investigator (Office of Counsel to the Inspector General). She began her law enforcement career in 1989 as an active-duty Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and later served as a civilian Criminal Investigator for the U.S. Department of the Navy. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Park University, and a master’s degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, and served on detail to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. She is currently a Consultant for the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and State Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) programs, and is a frequent guest presenter at national conferences.
At National Government Services, Michael works with congressional offices, provider groups, and external medicare partners in 20 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories to educate on impacts affecting Medicare beneficiaries and providers in Original Medicare. Michael obtained his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Butler University.