2011 Articles

"CMS Demonstration Program for Part A to Part B Rebilling, Pre-Payment Review Come with Significant Implications for Hospitals and Other Providers Undergoing RAC Audits," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., The RAC Monitor, November 28, 2011.

"Impact of an Untimely Hospice Face-to-Face Encounter: An Update," Amy K. Fehn, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., The RAC Monitor, November 2011.

"Landscape of Medicare and Medicaid Contractors," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., The RAC Monitor, October 2011.

"Challenging the Denials of Short-Stay Inpatient Hospital Claims," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jesse Adam Markos, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2011.

"Using Data Mining as a Component of Audit Defense," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., The RAC Monitor, September 2011.

"Comparative Billing Reports: What Providers Should Know," Amy K. Fehn, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., The RAC Monitor, August 2011.

"The Role of Technology in the Formation of Accountable Care Organizations," Amy K. Fehn, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Summer 2011.

"The Time is Now to Heed New Face-to-Face Requirements for Home Health and Hospice," Amy K. Fehn, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Summer 2011.

"Audit Impact: Expanded Liability for Overpayments," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., The RAC Monitor, July 2011.

"Weathering a Medicare Audit: Overview of the Medicare Appeals Process," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., MGIS Talking Points Newsletter, Vol.2 No. 3, June 23, 2011.

"Contractor Involvement in the Medicare Appeals Process," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., The RAC Monitor, June 13, 2011.

"The Importance of Health Information Technology for Accountable Care Organizations," Amy K. Fehn, Esq., The ABA Health eSource, June 2011.

" The New Consumer Appeals Process ," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jesse Adam Markos, Esq. The Health Lawyer, ABA Health Law Section, June 2011.

"The New Consumer Appeals Process," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jesse A. Markos, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, June 2011.

"One Year Later: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Health Care Provider Audits and Compliance Programs," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq., Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., and Christopher J. Laney, Esq., Wachler & Associates, P.C., Michigan Bar Journal, June 2011.

"The 'Physician Payment Sunshine' Act: What Do the New Reporting Requirements Mean for Physicians?" Laura C. Range, Esq., Wachler & Associates, P.C., The Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2011.

"Space-Sharing and Leasing for IDTFs: A Clarification of the Rules and Standards," Christopher J. Laney, Esq., Wachler & Associates, P.C., The Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2011.

"RAC Medical Necessity Denials of Inpatient Services - Fair & Equitable Reimbursement," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq., Wachler & Associates, P.C., The RAC Monitor, April 21, 2011

"Understanding Health Care Reform's New Delivery Models," Amy K. Fehn, Esq., Health Care Weekly Review, Michigan Edition, April 4, 2011.

"The Use of Payment Suspensions in the Audit Landscape," Amy K. Fehn, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., Wachler & Associates, P.C., The RAC Monitor, March 24, 2011

"Providers Need to Be Aware of Key Hospice Risk Areas," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., Wachler & Associates, P.C., The RAC Monitor, March 1, 2011.

"The Impact of Mandatory Compliance Programs on Reimbursement for Skilled Nursing Facilities," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq., Amy K. Fehn, Esq. and Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., Wachler & Associates, P.C., The RAC Monitor, February 15, 2011.

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