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Mid South's 2023 Compliance & Ethics Training: AGILITY


Course Description

The course will provide compliance basics and ethics training, recent and upcoming changes affecting the therapy industry and the resultant challenges (including the new reimbursement for skilled services- PDPM). CPT codes and related issues with improper coding, documentation standards and audit challenges will also be reviewed. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to discuss these topics and more with a nationally known expert in the therapy field.

Course Objective
Upon completion of the course attendees will have a better understanding of PDPM, outpatient therapy standards, healthcare ethics and compliance standards to help avoid fraud and abuse, clinicians’ responsibility to report non-compliant behavior, CPT codes-descriptions, documentation standards and proper use of codes for billing compliance.

Meet Our Speakers

Julie Bowman Mitchell, JD

Julie Bowman Mitchell, JD is an equity partner with Hagwood & Tipton Law Firm, PC. Mrs. Mitchell holds a Masters degree in Health Law (LLM Health Law). As an attorney whose primary focus is healthcare law, Mrs. Mitchell’s practice encompasses such matters as: Medicare and Medicaid payment issues, corporate compliance, CON law, healthcare fraud and abuse, provider and physician contracts, healthcare corporate matters, hospital law, DMEPOS matters, licensure and certification, HIPAA, nursing home law, and healthcare integration. She is named to Best Lawyers in Health Law.

Shawn Halcsik DPT, MEd, RAC-CT, CPC, CHC

Shawn Halcsik DPT, MEd, RAC-CT, CPC, CHC is the Corporate Compliance Officer at Encore Rehabilitation and former Vice President of Compliance & Clinical Services at Evergreen Rehabilitation. Shawn holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marymount University (2009), Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in adult and continuing education from Carroll College (2005), Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University (1995), and multiple certifications including: Manual Therapy Certification from the Manual Therapy Institute, Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), RAC-CT through AANAC, and Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) from HCCA. 

In addition to bringing her vast experience as a physical therapist to her current role, she spent 3 ½ years as a Senior Medical Reviewer at a Medicare PSC where she provided subject matter expertise in coding, reimbursement, documentation, and Medicare regulations to internal and external customers including FBI, OIG, AG, and AUSA; performed pre/post pay review to identify overpayments, cost savings, and fraud/abuse issues; participated in onsite audits; and provided medical review perspective to data analysis, allegation triage, and special fraud/abuse proactive identification projects. 

Shawn’s presentations always combine her expertise from both the perspective of the provider and former PSC employee and provide practical information that the provider community can apply immediately to their Compliance and Clinical Services Programs. Shawn currently serves on the Board of Directors of NASL, is Vice Chair of NASL’s Medical Services Committee, and is a subject matter expert and advisor for NARA’s compliance SIG.


Click to download the 2023 Compliance & Ethics Training Brochure

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