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2014

November 3, 2014, "Exclusive: Holistic Solutions Underway at the ALJ" presented by Andrew B. Wachler with The Honorable Nancy J. Griswold and other industry stakeholders to RAC Monitor. 

October 27, 2014, "CMS 68-Percent Solution: A Decision Nears," presented to Monday RAC Monitory by Andrew B. Wachler. 

October 1, 2014, "The CMS 68 Percent Solution: 935 Interest: Caution: Is this in Your Best Interest?" presented by Andrew B. Wachler with Susan Emanuel and Kristen Weetenkamp to RAC University. 

September 24-26, 2014, "What Hospitals Need to Know: Defending Inpatient Admission Claim Denials and Best Practices for Appealing to the ALJ," presented by Jessica Forster to Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) in Phoenix, Arizona. 

September 15, 2014, "Data Versus Detection" and comments from Andrew B. Wachler regarding CMS' 68% Settlement Offer, presented to RAC Monitor.

September 10, 2014, "Recent Developments in Audits of Home Health and Hospice Providers," presented by Andrew B. Wachler with Sandra Haig of Fidelity Health Care (McKesson Home Care) to Horizon Homecare National Users Group, Fall 2014 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.  

August 25, 2014, "Update: Settlement Conference Facilitation Pilot: Could this be the Future?" presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor.

July 21, 2014, "Chief Administrative Law Judge on Monitor Monday," presented by Andrew Wachler with The Honorable Nancy J. Griswold, Nancy Beckley, Steven Greenspan, and Paul Spencer.

July 14, 2014, "Senate Committee Assesses the RACs; New Appeals Pilot Bypasses the ALJ," presented by Andrew B. Wachler to Monday RAC Monitor.

June 4, 2014, "Returning with a Vengeance: CMS Contractors Going for Part B and Non-Hospital Part A Providers," presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Webinar. 

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

May 21, 2014, "You've Identified an Overpayment. Now what?" presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor.

May 19, 2014, "Latest Recovery Audit News," presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor.

March 29, 2014, "Significant Developments in Medicare and Medicaid Audits Affecting Hospices ", presentation by Andrew B. Wachler for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's 29th Management and Leadership Conference, National Harbor, MD

March 26-28, 2014, "Significant Developments in Medicare and Medicaid Audits ", presented by Andrew B. Wachler for the American Health Law Association Institute for Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, Baltimore, MD

March 20, 2014, "Medicare Audits: Audit Risks, Successful Appeal Strategies and Compliance ," presentated by Kevin R. Miserez for the Association of Dermatology Administrators 2014 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO

February 24, 2014, "Special News Broadcast: The Pause That Refreshes?" presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor.

RAC Monitor’s Monitor Monday Webcast Transcription - February 10, 2014
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RAC Monitor’s Monitor Monday Webcast Transcription - January 27, 2014
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2013

November 20, 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 19, 2013: " Recent ZPIC Audits: Has the Game Plan Changed? ," Webinar presentation by Andrew Wachler for the American Health Lawyers Association.

November 6, 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.

October 31, 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).

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

October 8, 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 7, 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. 

September 30, 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 19, 2013: "RAC & Technology Security Audits " presented by Andrew Wachler at the HBMA Fall Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

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

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

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

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.

October 1, 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.

September 21, 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 19, 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 10, 2012: Andrew B. Wachler presented, "The Audit Landscape: MICs, RACs and ZPICs," HCAM/MCAL: 2012 Annual Convention & Expo, Grand Rapids, MI.

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

June 7, 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.

May 30, 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 17, 2012: Andrew B. Wachler - HFMA-Healthcare Financial Mgmt Assoc., Uncasville, CT, "Audits-All Kinds, All Payers"

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

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

April 19, 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"

March 31, 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 29, 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 28, 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.

February 29, 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 10, 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.

January 19, 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 12, 2012: Andrew B. Wachler presented "CMS Rebilling Program & Appeals of Short-Stay Cases" at the RAC University Live Webcast.

2011

"The Final ACO Regulations: Is Participation Worth a Second Look? Part 2: Assignment of Beneficiaries, Risk, Structure and Governance, and Tax Issues," The American Bar Association (webinar), November 22, 2011.

"The Effect of Medicare Audits (ZPICs, RACs, CERTs, MICs, etc) on Ancillary Healthcare Providers (i.e. DME, Pharmacy Infusion, Home Health, Hospice) and Physicians," with Ted Doolittle, Deputy Director of Policy at the Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Edward Vishnevetsky of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC of Dallas, TX, Ninth Annual Washington Health Care Summit, Arlington, VA, October 17, 2011.

"Beyond the RACs: MACs and ZPICs Coming to a Practice Near You," with Anna Grizzle, a partner in the firm Bass, Berry & Sims PLC; and Melody Mulaik, MSHS, president, Coding Strategies, Inc., Health Care Compliance Association Physician Practice Compliance Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 16, 2011

"The Changing Landscape of Audits," with Karen Dropping, Manager of Quality and Service Support, Beaumont Hospitals, Troy, National Association for Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 3, 2011.

"MICs, MACs & RACs: Strategies for Success," HCAM & MCAL Annual Convention and Expo, Mt. Pleasant, MI, October 2, 2011.

"The New Landscape of Audits; MICs, MACs, RACs and ZPICs," AHIMA-ACMCS Joint Clinical Coding Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1, 2011.

"The New Audit Landscape: MICs, MACs, RACs and the Impact on Physician-owned Hospitals," Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) Annual Conference, Keystone, CO, September 22, 2011.

"MICs, MACs and RACs: Emerging Issues and Appeal Strategies," with Mark Reagan, an attorney with Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, San Francisco, American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Annual Convention & Expo, Las Vegas, NV, September 19, 2011

"Strategic Approaches to Challenging Inpatient-Outpatient Denials at the ALJ Hearing," RAC Monitor Webinar, June 28, 2011.

"RACs, ZPICs, and More - The Latest Improper Payment Initiatives for Governing Audits," MGMA Webinar regarding Recent Proper Payment Initiatives, May 12, 2011.

"RAC Audits - 101" , Healthcare Billing and Management Association's Regional Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 12, 2011.

"Preparing for and Surviving a Third Party Payor Audit," Indiana Medical Society in Merrillville, IN, April 27, 2011.

"The New Landscape of Audits: MICs, MACs, RACs and ZPICs" with Susan Emanuel, System RAC Coordinator, Catholic Healthcare West, Phoenix, AZ; and Dawn Crump Network Director of Compliance, SSM Health Care St. Louis at the HCCA's 15th Annual Compliance Institute, April 13, 2011.

"What You Can Do When a Payer Doesn't Reimburse Your Claim & Addressing BCBSM Physician Office Infusion Therapy Audits," Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology Meeting, April 12, 2011.

"Advanced Sessions in Medicare Appeals" with Thomas E. Herrmann, Strategic Management Services, LLC; James P. Kelly, Kelly Law Firm; and Lester J Perling, Broad and Cassel Attorneys at Law at the American Health Lawyers Association's Institue on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, March 30, 2011.

"The Changing Audit Landscape: Medicare, Medicaid & Third Party Payors" at the Michigan Medical Group Management Association's Spring Conference, March 24, 2011.

"Medicaid RAC Appeals - Similarities and Differences with Medicare RAC Requirements and Processes" at the 5th Annual RAC Summit, March 9-11, 2011.

"Medicare and Medicaid Audits: A Year in Review" at the American Health Lawyers Association's Hospital and Health Law Institute, February 9-11, 2011.

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