CEU Catalog

Title Certification Topic Code Credit Hours
Body Cameras in the Age of Privacy CAPO, CACO Compliance 1.00 Purchase
In light of well-publicized recent events, many EMS agencies are considering equipping providers with body cameras.  But, there are serious privacy concerns that come with using “body cams.”  In this timely discussion, we’ll examine the pros and cons of using body cameras and highlight exactly how HIPAA permits and limits their use.  We’ll discuss your duty to back up these recordings, how videos should be stored, and when you might have to redact recordings.   You’ll also learn when patients, and potentially the public, might have a right to body cam videos.      $40.00  
Commercial Payers: Top Payment and Compliance Issues CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Purchase
Even though Medicare is the single largest payer for most ambulance services, you can’t overlook the importance of properly navigating your commercial insurance claims.  This session will look at some of the most troubling commercial payer issues facing ambulance services, how your state law can affect the situation, and how to navigate this often difficult payment terrain. $60.00  
Compliance Benchmarking: Using Data to Stop Trouble in its Tracks CAC, CACO Compliance 1.00 Purchase
Knowing how well your agency is performing when it comes to billing and compliance is critical.  Benchmarking not only helps you understand your agency’s financial performance, it can help you spot troubling trends before they consume you.  But knowing what to measure – and what the findings mean – is the key to successful compliance benchmarking.  This session will help you design an effective set of compliance benchmarks – and then use them to monitor performance and avoid trouble down the road. $40.00  
Compliance Hotlines: How to Set One Up - and How it Can Save Your Agency CAPO, CACO Compliance 1.00 Purchase
One of the OIG’s recommended elements of an effective compliance program is to have a compliance “hotline” in place.  Compliance hotlines can take many forms, and this session will explore the various options to help you set up a working program.  Most importantly, we’ll discuss how to handle compliance inquiries and complaints – including effective follow-up – to keep your problems “in house” whenever possible and reduce the chance of costly whistleblower complaints and government investigations and audits. $40.00  
Compliance Update - 2020 CACO Compliance 1.00 Purchase
Not eligible for CAC mandatory or elective credit. This lesson includes all of the compliance changes and new information for 2020.  Not eligible for CAC mandatory or elective credit. $90.00
Navigating the 60 Day Overpayment Rule CACO Compliance 1.00 Purchase
Not eligible for CAC elective credit. This lesson covers the Medicare regulations that provide extensive detail on how providers are required to detect, report and return Part B overpayments within 60 days of being identified.  Not eligible for CAC elective credit. $85.00
PWW Media Compliance in 911 Contracts CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Details
The landmark case involved allegations that a local agency received kickbacks in awarding a contract to a vendor.  Though there were many unique aspects of that EMS system that made the government’s case highly questionable, there are nevertheless many important principles of compliance that must be followed whenever an ambulance company enters into a contract – or even an unwritten arrangement - to provide EMS in a community.  $129.00
PWW Media Everything You Need to Know About the New 60-Day Medicare Overpayment Rules Webinar Recording CAC, CACO Compliance 1.00 Details
The so called 60-day overpayment rule, one of the most sweeping fraud and abuse measures affecting the ambulance industry, established very specific guidelines on how all Medicare providers must identify and refund overpayments.  Compliance with these new regulations is absolutely critical for every Medicare-enrolled ambulance supplier/provider because failing to follow them could trigger significant monetary damages and liability under the Federal False Claims Act.  Listen as PWW attorneys answer questions about the rule and provide essential tips for compliance. $99.00
PWW Media Is ET3 Right For Me? Webinar Recording CAC, CACO, CAPO Compliance 1.50 Details
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just released the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model.  CMS is not accepting applications at this time, but it released the RFA so ambulance services can start preparing today.  The ET3 Model is a voluntary, five-year program that, for the first time, offers Medicare reimbursement for transports to alternative destinations and for treatment in place.  The payment model is designed to improve the quality of care and lower costs to Medicare by reducing avoidable transports to the hospital ED and potentially reducing avoidable inpatient admissions.  The RFA outlines essential criteria for participation including that applicants must provide information about their current compliance programs to participate.    $129.00
PWW Media The New Medicare TPE and UPIC Audits CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Details
There are two new kinds of audits affecting the ambulance industry! View this webinar recording and handouts to get invaluable survival tools! These new audits include:   Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) audits Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) audits Responding to these audits can leave you buried in paperwork, scrambling to meet deadlines and suffering potentially serious repercussions from the findings – especially if you are not properly prepared.  $129.00
Re-Engineering Your Non-Emergency Call Intake Process CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Purchase
This session will address how to re-engineer your non-emergency call intake process, while at the same time anticipating and managing the inevitable push-back that comes from facilities when transport providers enhance their intake process. $60.00
Seven Essential Habits of an Effective Compliance Officer CACO Compliance 1.00 Purchase
The compliance officer is key in helping your agency meet its legal obligations and reduce the risks of whistleblower cases, negative audit outcomes and costly government investigations.  However, the compliance officer position has to be more than just “another job duty” for an already-overworked management employee – it has to be handled with care and skill.  This session will cover the seven essential habits of an effective compliance officer – come and see how you measure up, or where you can improve. $40.00  
The Five Biggest Compliance Mistakes Made By Fire-Based and Other Public EMS Agencies CAC, CACO Compliance 1.00 Purchase
This session will review the five biggest compliance mistakes we’ve seen in many fire-based and public-sector EMS agencies across the United States. $40.00
Where Compliance Meets QI: Implementing Compliance Performance Indicators CAC, CACO Compliance 1.50 Purchase
Most EMS agencies have a robust Quality Improvement (QI) process.  And some agencies have good compliance programs in place.  But we’ve found that most EMS agencies haven’t effectively closed the loop between QI and compliance.  This session will explore the importance of connecting your compliance activities to your QI program, and how you can make compliance an integral part of everyone’s job.  We’ll tell you how to implement critical Compliance Performance Indicators into your agency’s QI program and make it focus on more than clinical care alone.  $60.00