AAPC’s Regional Conference in New York City (Aug. 19-21) is a must for anyone who works in the business of healthcare such as medical coders, billers, and auditors. With so many opportunities for education, networking, and vendor resources all in one amazing place, this conference will certainly take your career to new heights!
This year’s lineup of speakers includes Marianne Durling, MHA, RHIA, CPC, CCS, CDIP, CPCO, CIC, CPC-I.
Meet Our Subject Matter Expert
Marianne Durling has been involved in some aspect of healthcare for over 38 years, including clinical patient care, insurance, auditing, and health information management (HIM). Her diverse healthcare background led her to Duke University Health System, where she works as an associate compliance officer.
Durling has created several college degree programs, and she works with AAPC in curriculum and credential development. She is also a member of the AAPC HEALTHCON Education Committee.
A true believer in higher education, Durling has a master’s degree in healthcare administration, a post-baccalaureate certificate in health information administration, a bachelor’s degree in health sciences management, and an associate degree in health professions.
Get the Inside Scoop
AAPC interviewed Durling about her upcoming presentation, Hospital Compliance, at the 2019 Regional Conference in NYC.
AAPC: What is your presentation about?
Durling: I will be speaking about hospital compliance. This session will focus on current hospital compliance issues, including Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan topics. I will also talk about how to use the Programs to Evaluate Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) and other methods of discovery for possible compliance concerns. We will also discuss some recent Department of Justice (DOJ) and OIG findings and their importance.
Our goal is to help create a well-rounded compliance office with the necessary resources to stay current. This session will be beneficial for those working in compliance, as well as those looking to move into compliance roles.
AAPC: Why is this information important?
Durling: Compliance is playing a larger role in health systems today than ever before. Scrutiny by regulatory agencies, more complex guidelines, and tighter reigns on reimbursement means hospitals must maintain compliance with state and federal regulations to remain financially viable.
AAPC: What let you to choose this topic?
Durling: Having been involved in healthcare for almost 40 years, I understand its complexities and how the regulations have changed and continue to evolve. It’s essential to keep abreast of those changes. It is important we share what works and what doesn’t to help each other navigate the maze of today’s healthcare.
AAPC: What are the key takeaways?
Durling: Attendees will gain three key takeaways from this session:
- Learn what components make up a compliance plan.
- Learn what resources are available to assist in work plan development.
- Understand the importance of a robust, successful compliance program.
See you in the Big Apple!
Renee Dustman, BS, AAPC MACRA Proficient, is an executive editor at AAPC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications – Journalism. Renee has more than 20 years experience in print production and content management. Follow her on Twitter @dustman_aapc.