Online NETS 2015

Frequently Asked Questions
Registration Rates
Computer Requirements

Tuition-Free registrants must use the registration form to register for Online NETS programs. Paid registrants may also register online, using the links provided below.

Program Level

Level II - Intermediate
Intermediate Programs where some investigative, health care and/or coding expertise is assumed and training content is focused on the investigative process, using case examples to highlight investigative strategy and techniques.

No prerequisite education, experience, and/or advance preparation is necessary for this program.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

The NHCAA Institute 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:

CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour in the field of Specialized Knowledge and Applications. The instructional method for these programs is group-internet based.


View our FAQ webpage to see if your Online NETS question has already been answered. If not, email the education team at


Interviewing Techniques
Tuesday, February, 24 | 2 pm ET
CPEs: 1.5

Understand what an interview should achieve and how to prepare for, conduct, and write up interviews with various subjects (witnesses, physicians, patients, etc.). Faculty will address ways to avoid common pitfalls in interviews; telephone interviewing techniques will also be discussed.


James McCall, AHFI
Director, Payment Integrity, Fraud Analytics

Coding Clinic for Health Care Fraud Investigators
Tuesday, March 31 | 1:00 p.m. ET
CPEs: 1.5

This annual program covers current coding concerns in the health care anti-fraud industry. Faculty will address important 2015 coding changes critical to fraud investigations, problematic codes and modifiers through specialty area examples, and discuss the newest codes on their radar for misuse or abuse.


Daniel Bowerman, DC, AHFI, FACO, CPC
Chiropractic Consultant

Kathleen Shaker, RN, BSN, CPC, CPC-H, AHFI
Investigative Consultant, Shaker Consulting Services

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Data Mining Techniques
Wednesday, April 22 | 2:00 p.m. ET
CPEs: 1.5

Faculty will demonstrate a variety of techniques to visualize suspicious patterns in claims data. Understand how data patterns look across an assortment of schemes spanning several specialty areas. Faculty will also be leveraged in negotiations and prosecutions.

Sean Petree, AHFI
Senior Fraud Specialist

Douglas Rahden, CPMA
Senior Fraud Specialist, Analytics

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.


Inpatient Facility Schemes
Thursday, June 11 | 1:00 p.m. ET
CPEs: 1.5

Understand DRG facility payments, how to set up a program to assess claims data and medical records, and learn tips to monitor areas such as anemia, sepsis, debridement, and respiratory failure. Participants will also hear a case study where unnecessary services were being provided in a nursing home.

Tony Maffei
Special Agent U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, OIG-OI

Susan Phillips, RN, CPC
Clinical Special Investigator, Capital BlueCross

Home Health Fraud
Tuesday, September 29 | 2:00 p.m. ET
CPEs: 1.5

Learn how to identify home health red flags within your system, common areas of vulnerability, and the expanding scope of schemes through case examples. Understand how to identify and prevent this fast growing, but hard to uncover, challenge.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define home health care and explain insurance terms and rules for this service.
  • Idetnify three red flags within your claims system that may lead to absuive or fraudulent billing for home health care. 
  • Analyze health care policy for areas where clarification or small changes may close existing billing loopholes. 

Rodger Smith, JD
SVP, Payment Integrity, SCIO Health Analytics

Nicole Cormier, LVN, RAC-CT, HCS-D
Manager, SCIO Health Analytics

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Supplemental Coverage Concerns and Crossover
Thursday, October 22 | 2 pm ET
CPEs: 1.5

Examine fraud schemes and red flags in a variety of products including critical illness and indemnity insurance. Through case studies, understand where crossover with medical claims exists, ways to spot areas of concern, and how to work with providers of supplemental coverage to stop fraud and recover funds.


Taryn Risucci, MBA, AHFI, MPM, PMP
VP, Supplemental Operations

Tuition-Free* NHCAA Member1 Government2 Non-Member3
Registration is not available online, please download registration form. $179.00 $179.00 $379.00

Each additional line is $79.00.

*Tuition-Free Registrations: Dues paying Member Organization can designate up to two tuition-free registrations per program. Dues paying Affiliate Members can designate one tuition-free registration per program. All Individual Members, Law Enforcement Liaisons, Premier Supporting and Supporting Members and non-members, including state and local, state and federal public agencies, wishing to participate will need to submit a registration form and applicable payment. All participants may purchase additional lines.

1Member Rate applies to all NHCAA Member Organizations, Affiliate Members, Individual Members, Premier Supporting Members and Supporting Members.

2Government Rate applies to NHCAA Law Enforcement Liaisons and other attendees from local, state and federal public agencies.

3 Non-Member participants must occupy a professional position with a private for-profit or not-for-profit health care reimbursement organization, in a local, state or federal law enforcement, prosecutorial, a regulatory agency or in a professional disciplinary organization. All registrations will be reviewed to ensure these eligibility requirements are met. If you are not in one of these positions, but wish to attend, please email us at:


  1. Register Online: If you are paying to attend (not utilizing tuition-free seats) you can use the links in the program section above to register online.
  2. Fax: Fill out & print completed registration form. Fax form along with credit card payment information or purchase order to 202.785.6764.
  3. Email: Email your completed registration form along with purchase order to
  4. Mail: Fill out & print completed registration form. Mail form along with payment information to NHCAA, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 1120, Washington, DC 20005. Make check payable to "The NHCAA Institute"

Registration Policies

To request a substitution, you must provide WRITTEN NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION to the NHCAA Institute 24 hours before the webinar is scheduled. Please email to request a substitution.

For paying registrants, to cancel and obtain a full refund you must provide WRITTEN NOTICE OF CANCELLATION to The NHCAA Institute 24 hours before the webinar is scheduled. If you cancel in writing after that date, but before the program begins, you will receive a 50% refund, minus a $25.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after the program convenes.

To cancel please email or mail to The NHCAA Institute NETS Registration at 1201 New York Ave., NW, Suite 1120, Washington, DC 20005.

For more informaoin regarding administrative policies such as refunds, cancellations and complaints, please email


Full Adobe Connect Tech Specs

Equipment Requirements: In order to participate in the Webinar you must have two separate connections; one telephone line with Touch-Tone or one cellular telephone for the audio connection and a computer, laptop, or tablet that connects to the Internet.


  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+

Mac OS

  • 1.83GHz Intel CoreT Duo or faster processor
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

Additional requirements

Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications.

Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.