Speeches Part 2

2013

"Changes to the Hospital IPPS: Two Midnights & More ," Teleconference presentation by Andrew Wachler, sponsored by the Substantive Law Committee of the Health Care Law Section (November 20, 2013).

" Recent ZPIC Audits: Has the Game Plan Changed? ," Webinar presentation by Andrew Wachler for the American Health Lawyers Association (November 19, 2013).

"Medicare, Medicaid & Third Party Payer Audits: Latest Developments & Emerging Legal Issues Affecting Long-Term Care Providers ," presented by Terese Farhat at the 2013 MI-NADONA/LTC Annual Convocation & Expo in Detroit, MI (November 6, 2013).

"Medicare, Medicaid & Third Party Payer Audits: Latest Developments & Emerging Legal Issues Affecting Home Health and Hospice Providers,"presented by Andrew B. Wachler at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition (October 31-(November 3, 2013)

" Benchmark and Presumption: Knowing the Difference in the Rule ,"presented by Andrew B. Wachler, RAC Monitor Webcast (October 16, 2013).

" 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 8, 2013).

" Preparing for the Future: Audit Risk Areas, Successful Appeal Strategies and Compliance ," presented by Andrew B. Wachler and Lisa Wilt at the AHCA/NCAL 64th Annual Convention & Expo in Phoenix, AZ (October 7, 2013).

"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).

"Latest Developments in Medicare and Medicaid Audits and the Impact of Recent CMS Rulemaking on Part A and Part B Reimbursement," presented by Andrew B. Wachler and Don Romano at the AHLA/HCCA 2013 Fraud and Compliance Forum in Baltimore, MD (September 30, 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).

Click to view the Medical Records Law in Michigan brochure .

"Accountable Care Act's Impact on Physicians ," 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).

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 (March 8, 2013).

2012

"Recent Winning Strategies and Tactics - What to Do Now, What's Changed, What's Not," Andrew B. Wachler, Esq., The National Medicare RAC Summit: Post Conference in Washington, D.C. (December 6, 2012).

"Medicare, Medicaid & Third Party Payer Audits: Latest Developments & Emerging Issues," Jennifer Colagiovanni, Esq., Michigan MGMA 2012 Third Party Payer Day (November 30, 2012).

"Best Practices for RAC Appeals," RAC Monitor Upfront, Live Symposium on RACs MACs MICs ZPICs in Chicago, Illinois (October 24, 2012).

"Latest Developments in Medicare and Medicaid Audits: MICs, MACs, RACs and ZPICs" , Amy K. Fehn, Esq., NAHC's 2012 31st Annual Meeting & Exposition in Orlando, Florida (October 22, 2012).

"What's Happening Now? Latest Developments in Medicare and Medicaid Physician Audits," MGMA 2012 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas (October 22, 2012).

"What's Happening Now? Latest Developments in Medicare and Medicaid Audits," AHCA/NCAL 63rd Annual Convention & Expo in Tampa, Florida (October 7-10, 2012).

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

Andrew B. Wachler presented, "RACs, MACs, ZPICs and Other Contractors: Latest Developments and Successful Strategies for Combating Medicare Audits," 2012 AHLA/HCCA Fraud & Compliance Forum, Baltimore, MD (October 1, 2012).

Andrew B. Wachler presented, "MICs, MACs, RACs and ZPICs: Latest Developments, Emerging Legal Issues and Successful Appeal Strategies," to 2012 Physician Hospitals of America Annual Conference & Exhibits, Austin, TX (September 21, 2012).

Jennifer Colagiovanni presented "MICs, MACs, RACs & ZPICs: Latest Developments, Emerging Legal Issues and Successful Appeal Strategies for Home Care & Hospice Providers" at the Ohio Council for Homecare & Hospice 2012 Fall Conference in Columbus, OH (September 19, 2012).

Andrew B. Wachler presented, "The Audit Landscape: MICs, RACs and ZPICs,"HCAM/MCAL: 2012 Annual Convention & Expo, Grand Rapids, MI (September 10, 2012).

Jennifer Colagiovanni presented "Recovery Audit Contractors: Recent Developments in the Current Audit Landscape," 2012 NCACPA Healthcare Industry Conference in Greensboro, NC (June 14, 2012).

Jennifer Colagiovanni and Amy K. Fehn presented "MICs, MACs, RACs and ZPICs: Defending your Physical Therapy Practice from Medicare Audit Contractors," co-presented with Amy K. Fehn, American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference & Exposition - PT 2012 in Tampa, Florida (June 7, 2012).

Andrew B. Wachler, co-presented with Denise Wilson Intersect Healthcare, Inc. - 2012 Medicare-Medicaid Payment Summit, Washington, DC, "Specific Case Studies of Successful Discussion Period and Appeal Strategies" (May 30, 2012).

Andrew B. Wachler - HFMA-Healthcare Financial Mgmt Assoc., Uncasville, CT, "Audits-All Kinds, All Payers" (May 17, 2012).

Jennifer Colagiovanni - Hoosier Homecare & Hospice Conference, Indianapolis, IN, "Latest Developments in Medicare and Medicaid Audits: MICs, MACs, RACs and ZPICs" (May 16, 2012).

Andrew B. Wachler - Heart Rhythm Society, Boston, MA, "How to Survive a RAC Audit: A Different Perspective" (May 10, 2012).

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

MHPCO Annual Conference, Bay City, MI co-presented with John W. Finn, M.D. Palliative Medicine Associates, PLLC, "Hospice Care, Medicare Fraud and Abuse and the OIG" (April 19, 2012).

Andrew Wachler presented "The Developing Audit Landscape: MICs, MACs, RACs and ZPICs" at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's (NHPCO) 27th Management and Leadership Conference in National Harbor, MD (March 31, 2012).

Andrew Wachler co-presented with James P. Kelly and Greg Etzel "Advanced Workshop on Medicare Claims Appeals" at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) 2012 Medicare and Medicaid Law Institute (March 29, 2012).

Andrew Wachler presented "Latest Developments in Medicare and Medicaid Audits: MICs, MACs, RACs and ZPICs" at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice's (NAHC) 2012 Home Care & Hospice March on Washington & Law Symposium in Washington D.C. (March 28, 2012).

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

Andrew Wachler presented "MICs, MACs, RACs and ZPICs: Latest Developments, Emerging Legal Issues and Successful Appeal Strategies for Long Term Care Providers" for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Long Term Care and the Law in Phoenix, AZ (February 29, 2012).

Amy K.Fehn presented "Medicare Audits: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask" for the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons in San Francisco, CA (February 10, 2012).

Andrew Wachler presented "The Current Landscape of Medicaid and Medicare Contractors" at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Conference in St. Louis, MO (January 19, 2012).

Andrew B. Wachler presented "CMS Rebilling Program & Appeals of Short-Stay Cases" at the RAC University Live Webcast (January 12, 2012).

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