Description: Fraudulent health care schemes come in many forms with perpetrators ranging from providers and practitioners to members and beneficiaries. During this presentation, participants will gain knowledge of several healthcare fraud schemes prevalent in Texas and the outlook for 2022.
Stephen “Scott” Ward has spent more than 25 years investigating & conducting audits related to fraud, waste & abuse extensive experience in healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse related to Medicare and Medicaid programs. He also has experience with a major health insurance company conducting Medicare Part A audits. He earned a BA in Political Science from American Public University, is a CFE, and is an Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator (AFHI). Mr. Ward has earned awards from both the Office of Inspector General and the Director of the FBI.
Chris Mabile has extensive experience in project management and healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse investigations for Medicare and Medicaid. He earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from the University of Illinois Chicago – JMLS. He is also a CFE and an Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator (AHFI).
Learning Objectives - after attending this session, participants will be able to: *describe several healthcare fraud schemes
*identify fraud schemes prevalent in Texas
*explain area of vulnerability anticipated for 2022Recommended CPE credit & Field of Study: 1 CPE hour & field of Specialized Knowledge
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