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BOK Webinar: Regulatory Environment

Body of Knowledge Webinar
Regulatory Environment

Presented by:
Debra Muscio, MBA, CRE, CCE, CHC, CHP, CHIAP, SVP, Chief Audit, ERM, Privacy, Security, Ethics and Compliance Officer, Community Medical Centers

This 100 minute presentation will take place on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern time (12:00 pm Central time). 
This is a FREE webinar for all AHIA members! Non-members - $49 or Join AHIA today to take advantage of this benefit!

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Please Note: Registration will close one hour prior to the live event on Wednesday, January 8th. 

Session Description: 

This session is included in AHIA Body of Knowledge Webinar Seven-Part Series which covers, at a high level, key points for topics included in the Body of Knowledge upon which the CHIAP™ exam is based.  It is not intended to teach to the exam, but to the AHIA Body of Knowledge of healthcare internal auditing.  Webinar topics include: Business Aspects of Care Setting, Regulatory Environment, Compliance, Revenue Cycle, Operational/Financial Functions, Administrative Functions, and Information Technology. Participants who attend these webinars will gain a basic understanding of these areas and receive references, as needed, for further study.

The Regulatory Environment webinar will provide an overview of regulatory bodies including CMS, OIG, OCR, DEA, FDA, The Joint Commission, and State Regulators and an over view of regulations including HIPAA, Stark and Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, CMS Conditions of Participation, CMS Conditions of Payment, Affordable Care Act, Physician Payment Sunshine Act, EMTALA, and IRS Regulation 501(r).

Learning Objectives:
Following this discussion, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss regulatory bodies and regulations that have a significant impact to healthcare internal auditing.
  • Explain the role of these regulatory bodies.
  • Provide resources for further information.

Program Level:

Field of Study: Auditing

Prerequisites: None

Who should attend: Individuals working in healthcare internal audit who are preparing for the Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional (CHIAP) Certification exam and/or those who wish to expand their professional knowledge in the AHIA established Body of Knowledge for healthcare internal auditing.

Delivery Method: Interactive discussion using telephone and Internet technology.

CPE Credits: 2 credit

Speaker Bio(s):
Debra Muscio, MBA, CRE, CCE, CHC, CHP, CHIAP, SVP, Chief Audit, ERM, Privacy, Security, Ethics and Compliance Officer
Debra is a nationally known leader with 37 years’ audit experience of which 26 years’ experience is in the healthcare profession. She has been the leader in establishing a certified compliance program in two separate healthcare systems.  Debra is well versed in matters of internal auditing, internal controls, compliance, privacy, information security and various regulations. Debra’s professional experience includes having the responsibilities for startup, implementing and maintaining audit, compliance, privacy, and information security corporate offices for various healthcare entities, including hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, providers and other health systems. She has utilized models of staffing departments and outsourcing arrangements, which includes audits in areas of operational, financial, compliance and information technology. Debra works closely with Administration to support a continuous and consistent culture of integrity and ethical behavior. 

She has been a board member, committee member and continues to be a member on many professional organizations. Debra throughout the years has been the recipient of Audit and Compliance Best Practices awards.  She has authored and co-authored publications and has been featured in the American Healthcare Leaders January 2018 publication – Article “What You Know Can’t Hurt You” and most recently on the July 2019 cover of Compliance Today “A Sense of Purpose” by Healthcare Compliance Association.

Debra’s leadership and passion for these professions, include being a strong advocate for education and team work and with her love for the color “Red” has inspired many ….


Please Note: If you wish to receive continuing professional education credits for participating in the discussion, you are required to register and pay the registration fees. You will also be required to answer 3 of the 4 questions asked online during the discussion to qualify for CPE credit.

Cancellations received in writing within 7 calendar days prior to the discussion will be issued a full refund. No refunds for cancellations received within the week of the discussion. For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact AHIA at 888-ASK-AHIA (275-2442).

Continuing Professional Education Credits:
AHIA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

1/8/2020 12:00 PM - 1/8/2020 2:00 PM