Call for Presenters

2017 Annual Conference – Call for Presenters Has Closed



The AHIA Annual Conference Call for Presenters closed on November 2, 2016. Be sure to look for the 2018 AHIA Conference Call for Presenters after this year’s conference. We look forward to receiving your proposals.

The AHIA Conference Planning Committee is in the planning stage for its 2017 Conference to be held August 27 - 30, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Share your time, talent and expertise, and do your part to better the healthcare internal audit community. Presentation options include pre-conference work shop, 50-minute and 100-minute breakout sessions. Each session should include an interactive discussion of the topic, practical tools and 10-15 minutes of Q&A. If you are interested in being a presenter for the conference, we would like to hear from you.

All proposals should focus on internal audit or compliance subjects specific to healthcare. In the past, presentations have centered on such categories as:

  • Audit Leadership/Skills
  • Coding and Medical
  • Hot Topics
  • Information Technology
  • Legal and Regulatory
  • Revenue Cycle
  • Topics for the New Auditor
  • Electronic Health/Medical Records
  • Specialty Areas

PLEASE NOTE: Co-presenters will be considered ONLY for sessions of 100 minutes.

For 2017, we will be offering the following tracks:

Auditor's Toolkit/New Auditor: Sessions in the auditor's toolkit/new auditor's track will provide guidance to the new auditor or auditor new to healthcare as well as supplement the "auditor's toolkit" with fundamental audits from a healthcare perspective.

Specialty/Clinical Quality: The sessions contained in the specialty/clinical quality track deal with topics that effect hospitals and healthcare organizations exclusively. Healthcare reform legislation has increased the amount of issues with which hospital executives are dealing including an increased focus on clinical quality. This track will help healthcare internal audit department professionals better understand those issues so they can help guide their organizations in these challenging times.

Compliance: The compliance track sessions will focus on increasing the healthcare auditor's understanding of compliance risk areas. Healthcare audit professionals will improve their skills in developing risk based compliance audit plans, evaluating key compliance risk areas, and identifying control improvements.

Information Technology/ Security: This track is designed to meet the needs of both the IT specialty auditors and the general auditors with responsibilities for IT audit service. The track covers IT hot topics in the healthcare industry by offering technical sessions providing information on IT specific risks and controls as well as sessions on broader IT topics that will meet the needs of all auditors.

The Revenue Cycle: Track is expanded this year to include not only Revenue Cycle, but Health Plan-specific topics of interest that will benefit every internal audit professional's understanding of these critical business and process cycles.

Health Plans: With so much convergence between payor and provider organizations, this track will focus on health plan specific content.

If your presentation concept does not fit into the above categories or track descriptions, we still want to hear from you. We are always looking for new issues that we can offer to benefit our membership. We look forward to receiving your proposal.