Payer Audits and Payment Recoupments

Payer Audits and Payment Recoupments

Payer Audits and Payment Recoupments

The retrospective audit is becoming an increasingly attractive method for payers to determine overpayments and recoup money. Evidence suggests that the number of public and commercial payer audits increased significantly in recent years and the trend is not going away any time soon. Physician practices can and should take steps before an audit occurs to ensure that all documentation and coding practices are in accordance with CPT and payer policies. In this webinar, you will gain practical advice on how to handle payer audits, minimize your exposure, and limit future audits.  Furthermore, you will learn from an industry expert what rights you have to appeal and the steps that need to be taken in the event of a payment recoupment demand.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the types of audits that exist (public vs commercial) and how to handle requests for payment recoupments effectively in order to limit future risk
  • Determine what needs to be done if/when receiving an audit notification/request from a public or commercial payer
  • Outline what rights physicians have to appeal requests and/or payment recoupments


Elizabeth Foley, Esq
Elizabeth-Ann S. Foley is an Associate Attorney in the firm's Health Law practice, where she specializes in healthcare fraud, waste and abuse, white-collar criminal investigations, physician disciplinary matters, government investigations, corporate compliance and litigation. 
Elizabeth has a wide range of experience handling complex matters before the district and state superior trial courts throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She counsels hospitals, physician practices, and skilled nursing facilities with issues involving billing and coding, data security breaches, HIPAA, PPACA, ACA, Anti-Kickback statutes, and the federal False Claims Act, among others. Elizabeth has expertise in advising healthcare practitioners with licensing and/or disciplinary actions before various professional boards, such as the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. She also guides clients through all phases of state and federal governmental inquiries and investigations, including responding to subpoenas, rendering grand jury testimony, and the execution of search warrants.

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $12.00
Non-MMS Member: $22.00
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60


Slides & Video

CME Credit

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Android devices including tablets and phones. 
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