Hear CMS Medicaid Integrity Group Director Robb Miller on Combating Medicaid Fraud and Abuse
  • National Medicaid Audioconference: Combating Medicaid Fraud and Abuse: Implications of the Medicaid Integrity Program
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2006
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)
Phone: 800-684-4549

WASHINGTON DC USA -- PHARMA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- OCTOBER 13, 2006: The National Medicaid Audioconference: Combating Medicaid Fraud and Abuse: Implications of the Medicaid Integrity Program is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2006 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm eastern time. The audioconference is sponsored by Health Affairs,, and Harvard Health Policy Review,


John T. Bentivoglio, Esq.
Partner, King & Spalding, Former Special Counsel for Healthcare, Fraud and Chief Privacy Officer, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Kathy Kuhmerker
President, Kuhmerker Consulting Group, LLC, Former New York State Medicaid Director, New York, NY
Robb Miller
Acting Director, CMS Medicaid Integrity Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, DC
Michael Cheek
Senior Manager, Avalere Health, Washington, DC, (Moderator)

The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:

1:00 pm Medicaid Integrity Program Overview
Robb Miller, Acting Director, CMS Medicaid Integrity Group
  • Discuss immediate and long-term goals of the MIP and the likely impact on healthcare providers and industry
  • Reviewing Medicaid provider billing practices
  • Assessing audits and strategies to identify overpayments

1:30 pm

States Program Integrity Efforts
Kathy Kuhmerker, Former New York State Medicaid Director
  • Assessing state level compliance and resources
  • Comparing state responsibilities to federal regulatory oversight
  • Identifying opportunities for state models

1:55 pm

Pharmacy/Industry Compliance Perspective
John Bentivoglio, King and Spalding, LLP
  • Analyzing industry implications
  • Discussion of compliance at the provider level
  • Examining pharmacy participation issues

2:15 pm

Facilitated Panel Discussion and Questions from the Audience
Michael Cheek, Avalere Health

2:30 pm

Audioconference Adjournment
Michael Cheek, Avalere Health


It is a live event that includes session handouts, an interactive question and answer period, and access for an unlimited number of participants at each call-in site. However, only one site can be offered per registration. It is impermissible for an organization to purchase one registration and to operate multiple sites through an internal telephone system. During the live Audioconference participants will be able to ask questions and make comments. The Audioconference faculty has agreed to take follow-up questions via email. Audioconferences are simple, accessible, cost effective and reach a broad audience locally.


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Sponsored by Health Affairs and Harvard Health Policy Review
October 15 -17, 2006
Washington, DC


The Audioconference Registration Fee is $345 per Site. No limit to number of attendees per site.

Purchase the Audioconference CD-ROM for $345.

Or register for the audioconference and receive the CD-ROM for $495.

You can register online at:

Alternatively, you can download and print the Audioconference Registration Form from the website:

The completed form can be faxed to 760-418-8084 or sent to:
    Medicaid Office
    7790 Barberry Ave
    Yucca Valley, CA USA 92284