UCSF to Host Health Care Fraud Prevention Seminar on September 27

September 23, 2011

Fraud committed through medical identity theft now plagues many physician practices in California. 

In recognition of September being Health Care Fraud Prevention and Awareness Month, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in collaboration with the California Medical Association, California Department of Health Care Services, the Office of the Inspector General, the California State Attorney General, and the Senior Medicare Patrol, is hosting a series of events on medical identify theft and other fraud related topics.

The next seminar is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. in Cole Hall on the UCSF Parnassus campus. The California Medical Association designates this live seminar for credits.

Each event is to raise awareness and to educate physicians on how to safeguard and protect their professional and medical identity and their most valuable assets – their medical practice and their patients – from fraud.

Members of the UCSF community are welcome to attend this seminar titled “Protect Your Practice – Monitoring Your Medical Record Documentation,” which will cover the following topics:

  • Medical record documentation review
  • CMS contracted Medical Directors and other physicians’ who review medical records
  • How you can avoid documentation errors
  • Important information for interns and residents

For more information and to register, visit this website