PMI makes this learning and certification process both convenient and achievable. The material covered represents a tremendous amount of information and exposure garnered over entire careers, systematically presented during each class meeting.
Hear from CMCO program developers: Robert Liles and D.K. Everitt, CMCO, CCO.
Robert W. Liles, JD, MS
Washington D.C. attorney Robert Liles J.D., formerly of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), leads the development of PMI's Compliance credential. PMI has worked closely for many years with Robert as lead legal counsel on matters of compliance for PMI, our clients, and our conferences. His qualifications are second to none. He was the first National Health Care Fraud Coordinator and subsequently worked as Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. In addition to his law degree, Robert holds a Master’s in Hospital Administration. Robert’s background and education provides a real-life perspective to his views and approach towards compliance. He has been awarded an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating that may be awarded to an attorney. He has also been rated “10.0” (out of a possible 10.0) by AVVO, a nationwide attorney rating service. As Managing Member in the Washington D.C. based office of Liles Parker, PLLC, Robert heads one of the nation’s leading law firms focused on healthcare fraud defense and regulatory matters representing healthcare providers in civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings. He also serves as outside compliance counsel to a number of national health care organizations and a third-party billing association.
D. K. Everitt, CMCO, CCO
Mr. Everitt is a Healthcare Compliance Officer whose work includes assessing hundreds of medical facilities, implementing Corporate Integrity Agreements and OSHA compliance training. He has authored several compliance books and serves as president of The Compliance Division, L.L.C. He has spent the last 25 years developing and managing corporate compliance programs and shares his talents as an Adjunct Lecturer and Preceptor for Trinity University's Health Care Administration Graduate Studies department.
This program opened up another avenue for us to pursue in our business. It sheds a whole new light on how everything functions. Everyone thinks that [an audit] won’t happen to them but it’s better to be prepared and have the knowledge because it can happen. And when it does, it’s much less expensive to go through the compliance process than to hire an attorney. It’s better to be prepared than run the risk of going to jail.