Call for Presentations

NHCAA is seeking health care anti-fraud professionals to share best practices, case studies, emerging schemes, investigative or clinical skills, proven data mining techniques, and analytical solutions at our 2017 programs. Please consider sharing your knowledge or expertise; working collectively and discussing your experiences is the key to winning the fight against health care fraud.

We are currently accepting abstracts for:

  1. Skills & Schemes for the Health Care Fraud Investigator (June 20 – 22, Long Beach, CA)
    Deadline, March 29
  2. Rising Trends (August 22 – 24, San Antonio, TX): Deadline, March 31
    • Using Data in Investigations
    • Examining Emerging Trends
    • Understanding Laboratory Issues
  3. 2017 Annual Training Conference: Deadline, March 29

Please review the information below before applying for the In-Person NETS programs. For instructions about submitting for the 2017 ATC, please click on the link above. 

Who Should Submit

  • Professionals in health care anti-fraud detection, investigation, prosecution, and prevention activities.
  • If you are a consultant or vendor to the industry, we encourage you to use this opportunity to highlight your internal subject matter experts, anti-fraud initiatives, and solutions by including an NHCAA Member Organization presenter in your submission.

Planning Your Submission

1. All submission should include “how-to” content, best practices, and/or a diversity of perspectives. Product/company specific sales pitches will not be accepted by the review committee. Consider:

Format

    • Lecture: 1 - 3 presenters walking participants through a scheme/skill/case, etc. in a traditional lecture style.
    • Panel: 2 or 3 panelists plus 1 moderator discussing different perspectives on an issue. Panelists do most of the talking.
    • Round-table discussion: Highly focused, interactive learning environment where speakers directly engage with participants to address anti-fraud industry challenges.

Levels
Programs considered a level II or III should not include introductory or generic information, and delve immediately into the topic.

Time
60, 75, or 90 minutes presentations. Consider number of speakers, how quickly each one presents, their prior speaking experience, the breadth and depth of material, and potential for questions, typically around five minutes.

Learning Objectives
Please provide three learning objectives. These statements specify what participants will learn or be able to do as a result of your session. Read more about how to create a learning objective.

Abstract
In 500 words or less, clearly describe what materials the session will cover, explain any emerging facets or, if a common topic, why it should be revisited, any interactive or unusual aspects of the presentation, why participants will care about this topic, and, if necessary, expand on participant takeaways.

If submitting a case study, please explain why the case is significant. Key discussion points should be: how the case started, if multiple agencies or carriers who worked the case, the scheme being perpetrated, any unique attributes, lessons learned, and the current status of the case.

Bio
Each presenter should submit a brief bio that includes speaking experience. In no more than 250 words please explain why you are qualified to speak and relevant industry experience. View sample bios.

2. Decide the best program fit for your session idea(s). Submissions on all topics are welcome. To see details on a particular training program, please review our 2017 programming schedule.

3. Read the “Submission Review Process” and “Speaker Expectations” sections below.

4. Submit your presentation idea(s) by the stated deadlines. If you have all the above information gathered you can anticipate the submission process to take 10 -15 minutes. You are able to save your progress and finish the submission at a later time. Once you press the final “submit” button you will see a "thank you" screen. This confirms that your submission has been recorded. You will recieve an email with your responses from noreply@surveygizmo.com, check your spam / junk mail if it doesn't come to your inbox. Contact training@nhcaa.org with any questions.

Submission Review Process

  • The Education & Training Committee, comprised of approximately twenty representatives from health plans and federal government agencies, will review each submission and determine if it is appropriate for presentation at one of the NETS programs.
  • The committee looks at the following criteria: overall quality, relevance to the industry, well-defined focus and learning objectives, practical application of material, timeliness of the topic, and speaker qualifications.
  • Sales presentations and incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • Selections will be made at least three months in advance of the program. All submitters will be notified of the committee’s decision on their submission(s).

Speaker Expectations

Below is what NHCAA expects from speakers at our programs and what speakers can expect from the Association.

Speakers will:

    • Participate in conference calls with NHCAA staff to develop presentation content and discuss program logistics.
    • Provide a PowerPoint presentation for the participant materials portal at least two weeks in advance of the program. Law enforcement are frequently exempt from this requirement.
    • Rehearse presentation to ensure it fits within allotted time frame.
    • Arrive onsite at least one hour prior to presentation start time.
    • Deliver a quality presentation that aligns with the final advertised description and learning objectives. If presentation fails to meet this expectation, future invitations to speak will be jeopardized.
    • Set aside a few minutes after the presentation to answer participant questions.
    • Submit any reimbursement requests within 30 days of the program.

NHCAA will:

    • Notify all individuals who submitted at least three months in advance of an in-person program.
    • Coordinate conference calls and deliver timely guidance and feedback to ensure a successful presentation.
    • Listen to speaker needs and provide appropriate audio/visual equipment and other necessary materials.
    • Provide a complimentary, non-transferable program registration and access to program materials.
    • Facilitate presentations onsite and assist with any onsite speaking or logistics needs.
    • Reimburse, if needed, speaker travel and hotel costs per our travel policy.