Medicare Fundamentals: From Part A to Part D
A two-part teleconference sponsored by the Substantive Law Committee of the Health Care Law Section
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: Noon–1:15 p.m.
Cost: Free to Health Care Law Section
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Please join us for the second of a two-part series addressing Medicare basics. The two-part series will cover a variety of topics ranging from basic information about the Medicare program to more complicated and nuanced topics such as reimbursement and fraud and abuse concerns. The presentation will provide highlights covering eligibility criteria, funding, provider enrollment, coverage and reimbursement, provider pitfalls, and CMS and government enforcement initiatives.
Georgeann Edford RN, MBA, CCS-P will serve as the presenter for the program. Ms. Edford is president and founder of Coding Compliance Solutions LLC (CCS), a consulting firm specializing in coding and billing compliance. Georgeann and the CCS team are part of the defense team that addresses accusations of fraud, abuse, and medical necessity. Ms. Edford is on the Coding Advisory Board of Wolters Kluwer Mediregs and wrote the chapter on Medicare for the Health Care Compliance Association/CCH Compliance Manual. Prior to forming CCS, Ms. Edford was the former national director of the Coding and Regulatory Compliance Group for a “Big Six” accounting and consulting firm.
Presentation materials will be available for download prior to the scheduled teleconference. The link, along with call-in information, will be included in your e-mail confirmation after registration.
For more information contact HCLS Administrative Assistant Adrienne Nutter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 566-9221.
Status of Health Insurance Exchanges in Michigan
by Theresamarie Mantese and Gregory Nowakowski
Part 2 from January 2013: The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act sustained a hard-fought court challenge. With that challenge over, the long road to execution of this statute is underway. Now, the task for each State is how to implement its various provisions. One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act is to extend health coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans beginning in January 2014. A critical provision in accomplishing this goal is the establishment of health insurance exchanges. Read More PDF
Part 1 from April 2012: On March 23, 2010, the United States Congress passed substantial health care reform (Health Care Reform). There has been much debate in this country over whether Health Care Reform will improve the delivery of health care in the United States. One significant improvement that Health Care Reform was intended to accomplish was to increase access to health care through an expansion of insurance coverage. Read More PDF
Listen to Past Teleconferences
The audio from many of our past teleconferences is available for download on the Seminar Materials page.
- Medicare Fundamentals: From Part A to Part D, Part 1
- Reporting Obligations: "Who ya gonna call?" Parts 1 & 2
- Pros and Cons: Certificate of Need in Michigan
- Hot Labor Topics for Health Care Lawyers
- Electronic Medical Record Adoption: Pitfalls for the Unwary
- POST: Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Issues
- The Pitfalls of Progress: Tricks and Traps of EMRs
- Retention of Overpayments: New Rules and Responsibilities
Timeline for Key Provisions of the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for 2013-2014
Mercedes Varasteh Dordeski, Foley & Mansfield, PLLP
Tariq Hafeez, Fausone Bohn LLP
View the Timeline PDF
Licensure & Certification: Process & Investigations Whitepaper
Obtaining license as a health care provider in the State of Michigan is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The vast majority of professions are subject to regulation and licensure by LARA's Bureau of Health Professions, and its many licensing boards.
Chapter 1 (by Debra A. Geroux) provides a road map for individuals to utilize as a starting point in their pursuit of licensure in one of the many health care professions.
Chapter 2 (by Robert S. Iwrey) provides an overview of the typical process followed by Michigan's Bureau of Health Professions in its investigation and prosecution of health care providers for alleged violations of Michigan's Public Health Code and the collateral legal effect that imposed sanctions can have upon the health care provider.
View the Whitepaper 1MB PDF
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