Cat Armato is an experienced executive with 18 years in the home care and hospice industry. She has served in various roles during that time, including VP of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer for a nationwide provider. In 2012 Cat became a consultant and has assisted multiple organizations with their compliance and quality efforts, from program assessment to full program development and implementation.
Cat has served as a compliance consultant for a large organization under a Corporate Integrity Agreement. This multi-year, multi-site project involved assessments of operations, quality of care, and clinical documentation. She has also provided clinical and claim reviews for over 1,200 records of various providers, many with multiple billing periods.
Cat has experience providing guidance and support to providers and their legal counsel during investigations by Zone Program Integrity Contractors, Specialty Medical Review Contractors, Medicaid Integrity Contractors, Medicare Administrative Contractors and investigations with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General. She also has extensive experience in due diligence evaluations.
Cat is a contributor/reviewer for multiple health care publications by Tina Marrelli, including: Home Care Nursing © 2017, Handbook of Home Care Standards © 2018, Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook © 2018, and A Guide for Caregiving © 2017. She also served as assistant author for The Nurse Managers Survival Guide: Practical Answers to Everyday Questions by Tina Marrelli.
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