Have an attendance code?Submit This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Shannon DeConda Shannon DeConda has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years with experience from working in a physician practice, to providing healthcare as a respiratory therapist, to working as a biller & coder, to now providing medical audit investigations and educating others in this process. Ms. DeConda founded NAMAS, the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialist, 8 years ago while working as a senior auditor for its parent organization DoctorsManagement. At the time there were no national certification organizations validating the medical auditor so she founded NAMAS and established the CPMA (Certified Professional Medical Auditor) certification and began a grassroots effort to education and certify professionals (through a partnership arrangement the credential is now offered through another certifying body). NAMAS is committed to training medical auditors and investigators, but we are also committed to the continued education of those auditors and investigators in the industry by ensuring that myths and legends about the rules and guidelines are separated from the facts. The pursuit that Ms. DeConda is focused on for NAMAS is standardization of processes and efforts with investigations and audits as well as working to provide full and comprehensive interpretations of guidelines and policies in an otherwise ambiguous and ever changing industry. .