Anesthesia & Pain Management Compliance Auditors

Our Company

Our History

In 1997 Devona J. Slater started Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc. (ACE) to fill the need of anesthesia practice management and compliance consulting.  Since then, she and her team have been committed to helping physicians manage the business and operations side of their practices so they can devote more time to doing what they were trained to do – PRACTICE MEDICINE.  ACE, Inc. has been specialized in anesthesia and pain management since its inception and is a strong ally to providers and their staff.

Our consultants have performed audits in 49 states and have been exposed to many anomalies over the years.   ACE has performed compliance reviews, reimbursement reviews, risk analysis, as well as consultative services for groups under investigation.  We have also been selected to fulfill auditing requirements for groups that have been placed under formal CIA or CAA governmental agreements.  Due to this experience we are regarded as experts in what we do.  We strive to ensure fair and correct payment for the services our clients provide and help them avoid litigation and investigation.

ACE Consultants have been featured at the following conferences or seminars:

Anesthesia Conferences

  • American Society of Anesthesiologist Conference on Practice Management
  • Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management
  • Decision Health – Specialty Coding Extravaganza
  • Decision Health (UCG) – Anesthesia Billing, Coding & Compliance Solutions Conference
  • University of Chicago, Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care and Medical Business Solutions – Annual Anesthesia Billing and Management Seminar
  • Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School – Pediatric Sedation Conference
  • The Coding Institute
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) – Anesthesia Administrators Assembly (AAA)
  • Medical Compliance Seminar
  • Anesthesia Associates of Texas
  • Kentucky Sleep Society
  • Tri-State Anesthesiology Administrative Group
  • PPMIS User Summi

Chronic Pain Management Conferences

  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
  • Society for Pain Practice Management
  • Decision Health (UCG) – Pain Management Billing, Coding, & Compliance Summit

Request for Speaker

ACE Consultants are available to speak at anesthesia, pain management, compliance, and practice management conferences or in a private setting for an individual group or organization.  The following list is a sample of past lecture/session topics:

  • Surviving a CMS Audit
  • Do you know where your compliance plan is?
  • An Auditor’s Cases:  Lessons Learned from the Road
  • Most Common Mistakes in Anesthesia Billing
  • Anesthesia 101
  • Billing and Coding for Pain Management
  • Appeals and Denials
  • Managed Care Contracting