27th Annual AHIA Southeastern Region Forum


Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329


Tara Mullin

CPE Credit

Up to 6 hours of CPE
(pending approval)

Join Us December 06, 2019 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM!


Event Overview

Healthcare internal auditors, compliance, and finance team members are invited to attend the AHIA Southeastern Region Forum. This all-day education program provides a forum for healthcare professionals to network and interact with their peers, to share best practices, and to strengthen the profession of healthcare internal auditing.

All attendees will be entered in a drawing for free admission to the 2020 AHIA Annual Conference! Must be present to win.


8:00 am 8:30
Registration / Networking Breakfast
8:30 8:40
Welcome & Event Announcements
8:40 9:30
Leases: Lessons Learned From Implementing 842 Dan Smith, Senior Manager, Assurance Services, DHG
Ben Boyd, Senior Manager, Assurance Services, DHG
9:30 10:20
Tips for Identifying Risk and Improving Detection of Drug Diversion Kimberly New, Partner, Diversion Specialists
10:20 10:35
10:35 11:25
Lessons Learned - Using Data Analytics to Understand Claims Denials Stacy Wood, Senior Director, Healthcare Internal Audit, Emory University
11:25 12:15
Cyber-Crime and the Healthcare Industry - A Dangerous Combination Kevin Walsh, Electronic Crimes Task Force, United States Secret Service
12:45 1:15
Networking Lunch
1:15 2:05
Facilitated Working Session: Conflicts of Interest and Top Audit Risks Debi Weatherford, Executive Director Internal Audit, Piedmont Healthcare
2:05 2:55
Investigating and Prosecuting Healthcare-related Crimes Samir Kaushal, Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Attorney's Office Northern District of GA
Jeff Brown, Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Attorney's Office Northern District of GA
2:55 3:00 pm
Closing Comments / DRAWING / Adjourn
CPE Information

Recommended CPE Credit and Field of Study: Earn up to 6 hours of CPE in Accounting and Specialized Knowledge, pending approval

Delivery Format: Group Live

Participants: Internal Audit, Finance and Compliance Professionals

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation: Basic knowledge of accounting, tax and management concepts.

Course Level: Beginning and Intermediate

Learning Objectives: These sessions are designed to be highly interactive to promote attendee participation and sharing of internal audit best practices. Attendees will learn about current healthcare internal audit topics, audit approaches and techniques and best practices.


This event is complimentary. If you have any questions regarding administrative policies such as registration or cancellation, please contact Tara Mullin: tara.mullin@dhg.com.


Please direct any CPE related questions to DHGU@dhg.com.

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP 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 the web site: www.nasbaregistry.org/.