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Annual Audit Summit

Alabama Audit Summit

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Pelham Civic Center

500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL

Telephone:  205-620-6449

Registration Fees:

$70 Per Person (includes Lunch)

The registration deadline is April 9, 2019.

*To secure your spot, please go ahead and submit your registration form indicating ‘payment to follow’ if not paying by credit card.  Payment will need to be received by April 15th.


  Who Should Attend:

Staff in your hospital in billing and audits such as Coders, Case Managers who work with Medicaid certification and Medicare medical necessity, Billing staff, Revenue Cycle teams, RAC Coordinators/Compliance, Utilization Review , Claims Processing


Continuing Education Credit:

We will be applying for continuing education credit from the following: Alabama Board of Nursing; Alabama Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association;  Alabama Hospital Association; Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy; Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners;  American College of Healthcare Executives; American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)


Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees are non-refundable unless written notice of an individual’s cancellation is received five business days prior to the program date, in which case a cancellation fee of $20.00 will be deducted from the refund. An alternate registrant will be accepted under the original registration. The same procedure applies for a registration that is phoned in or faxed with the indication of payment to follow. You will be billed whether you attend the program or not. 


For questions, dietary, or special needs, contact Rhonda Garner at 800.489.2542 or


8:00 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 Welcome

8:30 - 9:45 OIG/DOJ Update

Gregg B. Everett, Esq. and John W. Weiss, Esq. – Gilpin Givhan, P.C.

9:45 - 10:45 Targeted Probe & Educate (TPE) Reviews and Results

Jennifer Bartlett, CPAR, Infirmary Health; Rebecca Nix, RHIT, UAB Medicine;

Sharon Whitehead, RHIA, CHC, Russell Medical Center

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:00 Recent Changes & Impacts on the Hospital Pricing Transparency Rule

Chad Mulvany, Director, HFP Perspectives & Analysis – HFMA

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Drug Diversion in Health Care

Tomie Ann Boackle, Sr. Dir Informatics & Regulatory Affairs - Dept. of Pharmacy

1:30 – 2:30 Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC’s): Their Impact on the Coding Process

Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS

2:30 – 3:30 State of the Alabama Hospital Industry

Dr. Don Williamson, President/CEO - Alabama Hospital Association

3:30 Closing/Wrap up