Online Training Course

What You Need to Know about TPE Audits

Find out what TPE means for your practice. Learn what you need to know - and what you should do - if your provider receives a TPE notification letter. Educate yourself on the TPE process and understand how your providers can avoid being referred to CMS for a RAC or UPIC audit.

CEUs

1

Length

60 min

Price

$99

Ignorance is not bliss where healthcare compliance is concerned. Don't stay in the dark. Learn all you need to know about CMS and the MACs national Targeted Probe and Educate (“TPE”) Program. TPE audits are occurring for a variety of providers and they are not going away. Find out what TPE means for your practice. Educate yourself on the TPE process and understand how your providers can avoid being referred to CMS for a RAC or UPIC audit.

Heidi Kocher

JD, MBA, CHC


Heidi's experience in healthcare law and compliance includes time in private practice, as well as positions at a large hospital corporation, serving as a compliance officer for a sleep lab/DME company and a compliance director/privacy officer at a medical device manufacturer. She has represented and advised critical access and long-term care hospitals, physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies, non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. She serves as Counsel with Liles Parker, PLLC, a leading healthcare law firm in Washington, D.C. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance and is a member of the State Bar Association of Texas, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

This training session will inform you of what you need to know and what actions should be taken in the event your provider receives a TPE notification letter. 

A basic understanding of regulatory compliance matters in the Medical Practice is beneficial, but not required. 

CMS began “Probe and Educate” in 2014 and in September 2018, the TPE Program was added to the Medicare Program Integrity Manual, replacing the Progressive Corrective Action medical review process. In this session, healthcare attorney Heidi Kocher will address these questions and more about TPE:

  • What is TPE?
  • What is the purpose and scope of this program?
  • Who does it impact?
  • How are providers selected for review?
  • What documents can be audited?

Self-paced online program includes unlimited review of previously recorded instruction and the downloadable PowerPoint handout for 6 months.

Comments on this session from past participants:

"This was such a helpful webinar. I actually feel slightly less anxious about a TPE audit because I have a lot more information about it. Thank you Heidi!" - Christyn Holden

"The speaker was great and had great information." - Renee Brown

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