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The UPIC Revolution: CMS Integrity Auditors 2.0
by: Stephen Bittinger of Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Join Stephen Bittinger of Nexsen Pruet, LLC, for an interactive discussion on "The UPIC Revolution: CMS Integrity Auditors 2.0." This webinar is a summary of the CMS UPIC program, the key differences from prior integrity audits, and tools to prepare and defend.
Learn an overview and purpose of the UPIC program.
Learn UPIC auditors' tactics and operations.
Learn fundamental audit defense tools and legal rights in audit defense.
Review the purpose and objective of CMS' UPIC Program
Understand UPIC implementation
Understand the focus of the UPIC program
Learn UPIC auditors' tactics and operations
Learn the fundamentals of audit defense and basic legal rights in audit defense
Presenter: Stephen D. Bittinger
Stephen Bittinger is an attorney with Nexsen Pruet's Health Care Practice Group. Stephen has represented physicians across multiple disciplines, home health agencies, nursing facilities, medical groups, medical facilities and medical consultants in Medicare appeals, Medicaid appeals, RAC audits, ZPIC audits, federal regulatory termination and exclusion proceedings, False Claims Act defense and prosecution, and healthcare litigation.
He has assisted numerous physician groups, medical corporations, and medical product manufacturers with strategic growth plans, successions, and transactions by assessing the reimbursement health of medical entities. Stephen’s health care team has developed unique strategies for responding to defense of RAC, ZPIC, UPIC and major payor audits and appeals that have led to collaborative work with government regulators, health care associates and health care law firms across the country. He has also served as reimbursement counsel for health care transactions to determine risks associated with potential recoupment of post-payment claims. https://www.nexsenpruet.com
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