Medicare Reimbursement: Fraud and Abuse Considerations for Licensed Counselors
Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler, JD; Troy Barsky, JD, Roma Sharma, JD; and Aprille Woodson, PhD
Counselors who register for this continuing education (CE) will learn about key laws governing healthcare fraud and abuse that apply specifically to licensed professional counselors with a focus on Medicare reimbursement. Pitfalls that counselors should avoid when navigating legal and ethical challenges concerning fraud and abuse are addressed. This CE features Nancy Wheeler, the author of the ACA book The Counselor and the Law (8th ed.), and Dr. Aprille Woodson, Program Manager of Ethics, interviewing two attorneys from the Crowell & Moring firm with expertise in the area of Medicare, Medicaid fraud and abuse.
1.Identify key laws governing healthcare fraud and abuse which apply to licensed counselors.
2.Describe ways in which counselors can comply with fraud and abuse laws and avoid criminal penalties or civil fines.
3.Discuss counselor vulnerabilities and pitfalls when navigating legal and ethical challenges concerning fraud and abuse.
1 NBCC Hours; 1 (CRC and CVE) CRCC Hours; 1 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 1 NAADAC Hours; 1 NY Hours; 0 Ethics Hours