As I was walking my dog along the beach path in San Clemente today… I stopped to watch the surfers. It is truly amazing to me to watch them jump, twist, twirl – in the water- and on a moving surfboard!
As I watched, I thought – this is like compliance! We are always strategizing our moves, learning new regulations and teaching our providers how to swim (stay alive!)
Compliance is an ocean of rules - but we all can learn to surf with lessons and education. For most of us it will be bumpy. And ..ultimately -  the compliance professional is also the lifeguard throwing out a life line of new CPT codes, ICD 10 codes, Modifier Use… as well as trying to translate regulations into understandable and useful information. We will fall and get wet - but it is all about getting back up again! Compliance, Medical Coding and Billing is fun... we just need to watch the waves-

New Healthcare Fraud Community Discussion at ACFE!

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is starting a Healthcare Fraud Community Discussion Board on Monday October 16th! There will be several topics discussed each week. 
Discussion topic contributions range from both private to government sectors.
Want to learn more? Please join the discussion!
You do not need to be a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) to belong to Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE.) 
This new discussion community might be helpful to Healthcare Attorneys, Healthcare Providers (all settings), Healthcare Plans, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, IHS, Beneficiaries, Healthcare Executives, Compliance Professionals, Investigators, FBI, DA Offices, OIG, DOJ, Colleges / Universities, Professional Organizations such as HCCA, AAPC, AHIMA, AMBA, etc. (Sorry if I missed your category!)
Topics will include the What, Where, When, Who and How questions of Healthcare Fraud. The “Why” – Well…I will let you figure that out!
We will also discuss prevention techniques with the use of effective compliance programs. Effective being the key word!
Please share this with your network so others will be informed about this new ACFE Healthcare Fraud Discussion Community! I look forward to reading YOUR thoughts on the many topics that will be discussed!
Jacqueline Nash Bloink
 Co- Leader of the ACFE Healthcare Fraud Community