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February Luncheon: The Many Faces of Fraud in EMS

  • February 14, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • HESS Club 5430 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056


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Presentation: The Many Faces of Fraud in EMS

Speaker: Keir VernonCompliance Officer, Vice President of Administration with Harris County Emergency Corps

Keir is a Licensed Paramedic and Certified Healthcare Compliance Officer, and has worked for Harris County Emergency Corps since 2008. Since her first job as a Dispatcher for Stat Care EMS in 1992, she has served in many roles in EMS, both in the office and in the field.

She has over 18 years of management experience in Departments such as Communications, Operations, Transfer Services, Special Projects, and Billing. 

 Keir utilizes her diverse background and expertise to fill the position of Vice President of Administration.   She provides oversight and direction to Human Resources, the Finance department, Public Relations and the Compliance program. She is a former Board member for the Greater Houston EMS Council and previous participant in the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) on the EMS Transportation Committee. 

Keir has been credentialed as a Certified Ambulance Coder, an Emergency Medical Dispatcher, and a Certified Ambulance Compliance Officer. She currently represents HCEC while serving on the Board of the Texas EMS Alliance and as an active team member of the Texas-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (TX1 DMAT).

 Presentation Description: The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field is well known to the public for its role in life saving interventions, lights and sirens, and community service.  However, there is a dark side to EMS which involves many aspects of fraud such as illegal kickbacks, money laundering, false claims, and conspiracy.  With an estimated $60 to $90 billion in Medicare and Medicaid fraud annually, it is a lucrative industry for those who don’t play by the rules.

CPE Credits: 1.0 CPE Hours


11:30AM  Registration & Lunch Begins 
11:50AM Chapter Announcements 
12:00PM Speaker Presentation 
1:00PM  Closing & Dismissal 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify types of fraud prevalent in EMS
  • Realize the Financial Impact of Fraud and Abuse
  • Discuss Measures  to Combat Fraud
  • Internal Auditing Areas to Ensure Compliance
  • Reporting Fraud
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Additional Information:

Delivery Method: Group-Live
Prerequisites: Working Knowledge of Fraud and Fraud Schemes
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
Who Should Attend?:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate

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Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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