About the Webinar
The threat is real.
Everyday U.S. hospitals receive notice from the OIG that they are under audit. The OIG is motivated by their last nationwide review which revealed that 100% of the 911 sampled hospitals were underpaying explanted device credits to Medicare on some level. The OIG estimated underpayments of at least $30B and they are aiming to recoup some of those dollars through a current series nationwide audits; your hospital is almost certainly on their list.
This 60-minute webinar will feature SpendMend’s dynamic duo, Al Brander and Dennis Beall, as they explore the current state and review of the November 2020 Audit, and the results of the latest OIG audit report with the actual findings from SpendMend’s last six audited customers.
This webinar will also feature a question-and-answer session with April Rudoni of McLaren and Terrie Estes of MedStar explaining how their health systems navigated their OIG audits, assessed their hospitals risk, what they discovered, and what process they put in place to maintain compliance.
Attendees of this webinar will learn:
- The results of the OIG latest sample audit
- The three most common areas of failure made when managing explanted device credits
- Best practice suggestions from HealthCare Compliance Leaders
- How to navigate the OIG Audit
- How to build a better program moving forward
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Meet the Speakers
Terrie B. Estes, FACHE, CHC, CHPC, PMP
Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer at MedStar Health Inc.
Terrie Estes ensures a risk-based compliance program at MedStar Health, Inc., Columbia, MD. She has held the position of Chief Compliance Officer for two prior health systems including Yale New Haven Health, New Haven, CT. She has 15+ years of experience that includes healthcare compliance and privacy, risk assessment, and building effective compliance programs. Terrie is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, certified in Healthcare Compliance and Healthcare Privacy Compliance, and a Project Management Professional (PMP). She is most proud of building teams and collaborating with Operations for successful outcomes.
April Rudoni, MBA, CHC
Corporate Director, Compliance Audits at McLaren Health Care
April Rudoni is the Corporate Director of Compliance Audits for McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan. April has over twenty years of compliance experience ranging from HIPAA Privacy and Security, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer at McLaren’s largest teaching hospital, Medicare Advantage Director (health plan), and now in Compliance Audit Director to oversee audit and monitoring activities which support compliance with documentation, coding and billing guidelines. In 2021, April led a Medicare Cardiac Device Credits 6-year lookback audit for the health system, resulting in significant improvements at applicable hospitals and the many departments involved. April is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) through the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).
Medical Device Audit and Compliance Manager at SpendMend
Dennis Beall is the Manager of Medical Device Audit and Compliance for SpendMend, LLC. SpendMend is a healthcare audit and consulting firm striving to help hospitals improve patient care through the delivery of innovative cost savings solutions, insightful transaction analysis, and improved visibility across business relationships. In 2021 Dennis was recognized by “The Consulting Report” as one of the nation’s Top 50 consultants serving the healthcare space.
AL Brander RN, FACHE, MBA/HCM, BSN, BSW, HCAP
Chief Sales Officer at SpendMend
Al Brander the Chief Sales Officer for SpendMend. He has over 30 years of hospital experience in clinical social work, nursing and hospital administration, including holding positions as the Director of Emergency Services of a Level I Trauma Center, Director of Surgical Services of a 30 Suite OR, and CNO over 2 hospitals in a 14-hospital system. Alan is a Fellow in the American College of HealthCare Executives and was a HealthCare Accreditation Certified Professional. He developed the TrackCore Tissue and Implant Tracking after being sited by the Joint Commission.