Seminar: Risk Reality and Preventative Solutions In The Commercial Payer Landscape @ Nelson Hardiman Conference Facilities, West Los Angeles
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

When: March 26, 2018 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm PST
Where: Nelson Hardiman Conference Facilities, West Los Angeles
Pricing: $75 for Non-Members / $50 for AATA Members

Register by phone at (888) 958-2282

The only Risky Business we like is that movie with Tom Cruise … and to be fair, we don’t like it that much anymore — it hasn’t aged well.

But there is one thing in our space that never gets old: a provider billing an insurance company runs the risk of an audit.

No one likes an audit, but comprehensive reviews are a reality in the addiction treatment and recovery industry. With heightened attention toward billing practices, providers need to be proactive in preventing and eliminating accusations of fraud or abuse.

There are best practices to handle an audit that will benefit your recovery program or addiction treatment center. There are also best practices to avoid being audited.

There are red flags for fraud detection as the payers employ investigators to look for anything that resembles fraudulent practices. One red flag can trigger an investigation or audit, which results in a full review of a provider’s insurance methods, billing practices, referrals, marketing practices, medical and billing records, spreadsheets, claim information, and supporting documentation. Enforcement actions may result from an investigation by the SIU. That can include freezing all payments until the investigation is complete, accusations of fraud, or a court case.

Audits can have severe consequences for both finances and workflow. As the behavioral health field expands to better meet the needs of a national addiction crisis, payers are putting more attention on the industry, and subjecting providers to significantly more scrutiny.

This seminar, co-sponsored by Infinity Behavioral Health ServicesNelson Hardiman, and AATA, will provide lessons learned for surviving an audit, offer some tips for how to avoid being flagged in the first place, and give an overview of the commercial payer SIU process.

Some of the seminar’s highlights:

  • Identifying Major Risk Factors
  • Documentation Issues
  • Billing Issues
  • Patient Responsibility
  • Laboratory Services
  • Marketing/Kick-Back Issues
  • Common Payer Issues

Industry experts will discuss the issues most frequently addressed by payers, how to address them in an audit, and how to make the changes to your practice today to lower the chance of being audited.

*NOTE: Members must be logged into the AATA website for discount pricing.


INNOVATIONS IN RECOVERY – San Diego @ Hotel del Coronado
Apr 9 – Apr 12 all-day
Innovations in Recovery is about everything new in behavioral healthcare.
Foundations Events would like to invite you to attend “Innovations in Recovery,” which will be held at the prestigious Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California, on April 9-12th, 2018.

Focused on exploring new and emerging modalities and proven approaches to substance abuse and co-occurring treatment, the Innovations in Recovery conference also highlights breakthroughs in complex mental health disorders and process addictions. The primary goal of IIR is to equip treatment professionals and organizations to effectively meet the needs of specialized clients and demographics, and to inform them of the latest business trends and topics impacting the industry.

National Addiction Leadership Conference – Denver @ Omni Interlocken | Denver, CO
May 20 – May 22 all-day

NAATP National has been the annual “go to” event for our industry since 1978. This conference remains unique and critically important as the leading educational and networking event within the addiction treatment field.