2011 Speeches by Wachler & Associates PC

Amy K. Fehn presented “The Final ACO Regulations: Is Participation Worth a Second Look? Part 2: Assignment of Beneficiaries, Risk, Structure and Governance, and Tax Issues” for the American Bar Association’s Webinar (November 22, 2011).

Amy K. Fehn presented “MICs, MACs and RACs: Recent Developments and Successful Strategies for Managing an Audit” at the RBMA Fall Educational Conference in Las Vegas, NV (October 18, 2011).

Andrew B. Wachler co-presented with Ted Doolittle and Edward Wishnevetsky “The Effect of Medicare Audits (ZPICs, RACs, CERTs, MICs etc) on Ancillary Healthcare Providers and Physicians” at the 9th Annual Washington Health Care Summit in 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 3, 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).

“HIPAA Requirements for ASCs,” Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASC) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (May 14, 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).

“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).

“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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