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"Advanced Audit & Facilitation Workshop for Part A and Part B Providers and Suppliers," presented to the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) 2016 Compliance Institute in Las Vegas, NV (April 17, 2016)

"Provider Audit Contractors and Handling Audit Appeals," presented by Andrew B. Wachler and Kimberly Brandt, Chief Healthcare Investigative Counsel, Senate Finance Committee, to the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues in Baltimore, MD (April 13-15, 2016)

"Medicare Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) Phase III," presented to the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) (March 29, 2016)

"The Changing Medicare Audit Landscape: Legislative Updates and OMHA Initiatives Impacting the Medicare Appeals Process," presented by Andrew Wachler with Nancy Griswold, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals (OMHA), and Kimberly Brandt, Chief Healthcare Investigative Counsel, Senate Finance Committee (December 8, 2015)

"Liability and Compliance in the EHR Era," presented by Andrew B. Wachler to St. Mary's Hospital in Livonia, MI (October 28, 2015)

"The 2016 Proposed Two-Midnight Rule: New Impacts on Admissions and Audits," presented to RAC University (August 19, 2015)

"Identifying Overpayments: The New Slippery Slope," presented to RAC Monitor (August 17, 2015)

"2016 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Proposed Rule for the Two-Midnight Rule: Back to the Future," presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor (July 13, 2015)

"Chasing Ambulance Reimbursement: Understanding the False Claims Act," presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor (May 18, 2015)

"Medicare Audits and Appeals: Fixing a System That is Still Broken," presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor (May 4, 2015)

"Who Judges the ALJs?" presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor (April 27, 2015)

"CMS Contractors' Renewed Audit Focus: Audit Risk Areas, Successful Appeal Strategies, and Compliance for Part B and Non-Hospital Part A Providers," presented by Andrew B. Wachler and Lester Perling to the Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA) 19th Annual Compliance Institute in Lake Buena Vista, FL (April 19-22, 2015).

"Provider Audit Contractors," presented by Andrew B. Wachler on a panel with Kimberly Brandt and Mark Korpela to the American Health Lawyers Association's (AHLA) Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues (March 25-27, 2015).

"Preparing for and Surviving a Medicare Audit," presented by Kevin Miserez to the Association of Dermatology Administrators & Managers Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA (March 19, 2015).

"Physician and Patient Appeal Rights in the Face of Commercial & Medicaid Managed Care Adverse Actions," presented by Andrew B. Wachler and moderated by Reesa N. Handelsman to the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section (January 21, 2015).

"Medicare Audits & Compliance: Latest Developments & Emerging Issues Affecting Home Health Providers," presented by Jessica Forster to the National Association Home Care & Hospice (October 19-22, 2014).

"Special Fraud Alert: Problems Posed by Physician-Owned Distributorships (PODs)" presented by Reesa N. Handelsman to RAC Monitor (October 13, 2014).

"You've Identified an Overpayment. Now What?" presented by Andrew B. Wachler to AudioEducator Knowledge for Healthcare (September 16, 2014).

"Proliferation of Narrow Networks, the Patient Right to Independent Review Act (PRIRA), and the Beaumont, Botsford, and Oakwood health systems Merger," presented by Andrew B. Wachler on Bloomfield Hills Community Television (September 4, 2014).

"Avoiding Run-ins with Commercial Insurance Payers," presented by Andrew Wachler to RAC Monitor (June 2, 2014).

"Future of Regulatory Changes - Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) & Hospitals," presented by Andrew B. Wachler to Nueterra Administrator Conference in Hilton Head, SC (May 7, 2014).

"Billing Compliance Update and RAC Audits," presented by Andrew B. Wachler to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Anesthesia Conference in San Francisco, CA (April 27, 2014).

"Medicare Audits: Audit Risks, Successful Appeal Strategies and Compliance," presented by Andrew Wachler to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (October 6-9, 2013).

"Affordable Care Act 101: Everything you Needed to Know Before October 1st" presented by Andrew Wachler on a panel with Congressman Sander Levin, Steven Grant, M.C., F.A.C.P., and Thomas L. Simmer, M.D. and hosted by The Maimonides Society and Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (September 23, 2013).

"RAC & Technology Security Audits" presented by Andrew Wachler at the HBMA Fall Conference in Las Vegas, NV (September 19, 2013).

"Recent Developments Affecting Up Front Compliance and Legal Strategies for Physician-Owned Hospitals" presented by Andrew Wachler at the Physician Hospitals of America 13th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA (September 18, 2013).

"The New HIPAA Landscape and How to Navigate through a Privacy Breach - General Session" presented by Amy K. Fehn, with Victoria Fabbo of Voss Insurance Services, to LeadingAge Michigan's 2013 Leadership Institute in Traverse City, MI (August 21, 2013).

Amy Fehn moderated the “Medical Records Law in Michigan” seminar in Troy, Michigan. Ms. Fehn also presented a “HIPAA Overview” that addressed privacy and access, exceptions, the Michigan Medical Records Protection Act, and the HITECH Act (June 6, 2013).

"Accountable Care Act's Impact on Physicians," will be presented together with Stephen Gaus, to the Saginaw County Medical Society in Saginaw, MI (May 21, 2013).

Obtaining Part B Payment When Part A is Denied: Understanding the Impact on Reimbursement , RAC University Live Webcast (April 25, 2013).

"What Have We Learned? Synthesizing Experience in the Audit Appeals Process to Strategically Prepare for the Future," was presented by Andrew Wachler, together with Susan Emanuel and Dawn Crump, to the 2013 HCCA Compliance Institute in National Harbor, MD (April 22, 2013).

"Healthcare Reform's Impact on Physicians," was presented to the National Arab American Medical Association (April 17, 2013).

"Medicare Claims Appeals: The Adjudicator's Perspective," was presented to the 2013 Medicare & Medicaid Institute in Baltimore, MD (March 21, 2013).

Participants included Andrew B. Wachler and representatives from each level of review:

  • Leslie Sussan, Deputy Chair, Departmental Appeals Board, HHS (Medicare Appeals Council)
  • ALJ Nancy Griswold, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, HHS
  • Barbara Yakimowicz, Vice President, Maximus (Qualified Independent Contractor - QIC), and
  • Lawson Blanton, Legal Counsel, Q2 Administrators (Administrative Qualified Independent Contractor - AdQIC).

On March 8, 2013, Wachler attorney Reesa Handelsman was a speaker at the New Health Care Lawyer Round Table at the 19 th Annual Health Law Institute, hosted by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

"Implementing Compliance Programs for Accountable Care Organizations," Amy K. Fehn, 2012 AHLA/HCCA Fraud & Compliance Forum, Baltimore, MD (October 2, 2012).

"Compliance Plans for Healthcare Providers," Andrew B. Wachler, Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA), Novi, MI (April 26, 2012).

"Accountable Care Organizations: A Physician Perspective," Amy K. Fehn with David W. Hilgers, American Bar Association's Live Webinar (March 8, 2012).

"HIPAA Requirements for ASCs," Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASC) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (May 14, 2011)

"Full Steam Ahead: Latest Developments in Medicare and Medicaid," with James G. Sheehan, Office of the New York State Medicaid Inspector General at the American Bar Association's Emerging Issues Conference (February 23-25, 2011).

"How to Never Report Any Accidental Disclosures of Private Health Information (Legally) and Other Tales of HIPAA Compliance," at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's Annual Meeting (May 21, 2010).

"Diagnostic Imaging - A Comprehensive Approach: Anti-Markup Payment Limitations, IDTF Rules and their Interplay with Stark and Fraud and Abuse Laws," with Lisa Ohrin, former Stark Regulator, at the Radiology Business Management Association's (RBMA) Radiology Summit (2010).

"Diagnostic Imaging - Stark and Fraud and Abuse Laws Affecting Diagnostic Imaging Facilities," with Lisa Ohrin, former Stark Regulator, at the Radiology Business Management Association's (RBMA) Radiology Summit (2010).

"HIPAA: Case Notes and Documentation," Oakland County Private Practice Network & Support (December 14, 2009).

"A Comprehensive Approach: The Interplay of Stark Law and the Anti-Markup and IDTF Provisions on Diagnostic Imaging Facilities," co-speaker with Lisa Ohrin, Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) (October 28, 2009).

"HIPAA Changes Resulting from the Stimulus Bill," Webinar through the Center for Business Intelligence (May 22, 2009).

"Latest Developments in Stark and Anti-Markup for Billing Companies," Healthcare Billing and Management Association (May 8, 2009).

"ASC Billing Compliance: Advanced Beneficiary Notices, Policies on Reducing Fees & Waiver of Copays & Deductibles," Ambulatory Surgery Centers Association (ASCA) (April 22, 2009 - April 24, 2009).

"What's a Doc to Do? Stark II Phaw III and Anti-markup Rules: The Impact on Physician Relationships and Ventures," American Bar Association Health Law Section (February 6, 2008 ).

"Stark Primer - Part II, Physician's Perspective," Michigan Bar Association, Health Care Law Section (January 31, 2008 ).

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