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Press Releases from Wachler & Associates, P.C. (12 total)

Andrew B. Wachler Shines Light on Medicare RAC Audits for Long-Term Care Nursing …

Royal Oak, Mich. - October 13, 2010 - Andrew B. Wachler spoke on the latest developments related to the Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and the impact the contractors will have on long-term care providers, including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice. RACs are government contractors paid on a contingency basis to recover Medicare overpayments to health care providers and to identify underpayments. Wachler addressed the Michigan

Andrew B. Wachler Speaks on Stark Law and Diagnostic Imaging Facilities at Radio …

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - May 24, 2010 - Andrew B. Wachler spoke with former Stark regulatory Lisa Ohrin at the Radiology Business Management Association's Radiology Summit in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their presentation was titled Diagnostic Imaging - Stark and Fraud and Abuse Laws Affecting Diagnostic Imaging Facilities. The session provided an overview of the Stark and fraud and abuse laws that may affect (or prohibit altogether) financial arrangements

Jesse Adam Markos Joins Wachler & Associates, P.C.

Royal Oak, Mich. - Jesse Adam Markos has joined Wachler & Associates, P.C. as an associate. Wachler & ASsociates Managing Partner Andrew B. Wachler made the announcement. Markos received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 2008 where he served as an Assistant and Associate Editor for the Wayne Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif, an honor society for

Amy K. Fehn Named Partner at Wachler & Associates, P.C.

Royal Oak, Mich. - March 12, 2010 - Amy K. Fehn has been named partner at Wachler & Associates, P.C. Wachler & Associates' Managing Partner Andrew B. Wachler made the announcement. Fehn frequently writes and speaks nationally on various health law issues, including HIPAA, the Medicare RAC program, the Medicaid Integrity Program, and other regulatory matters. She and the principal of the firm, Andrew Wachler, recently co-authored articles on the

Andrew B. Wachler Featured on Panel at AHLA Medicare Claims Appeals Workshop

Royal Oak, Mich. - March 26, 2010 - Andrew B. Wachler appeared with three other experts on Medicare appeals at the American Health Lawyers Association's Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues in Baltimore, MD, on March 25th. The workshop, titled Medicare Claims Appeals Advanced Workshop, educated attendees about remedies for Recovery Audit Contractor claim denials, appeal strategies, evidence and hearing presentation techniques, and related issues. Wachler is the

Andrew B. Wachler Presents "RAC Preparation & Successful Appeals" at Health Care …

Royal Oak, Mich. - April 21, 2010 - Andrew B. Wachler co-presented a presentation on preparation for Recovery Audit Contractor audits and appeals at the Health Care Compliance Association's 14th Annual Compliance Institute in Dallas with Susan Emanuel, System RAC Coordinator, Catholic Healthcare West, Phoenix, AZ. The program addressed: (1) Recent developments and emerging issues related to RACs and other government audits; (2) The Medicare appeals process and successful appeal

Amy Fehn Presents on "Medicaid Integrity" Program at HFMA Winter Meeting

ROYAL OAK, Mich.—January 29, 2010 – Amy Fehn, an attorney with Wachler & Associates, P.C., gave a presentation on the Medicaid Integrity Program, the first federal program to perform audits of Medicaid providers, Jan. 29, 2010, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association Winter Meeting in Johnston, Iowa. She presented information regarding the structure of the program including: (1) Information on the Medicaid Integrity Contractor (MIC) for the state of Iowa;

Andrew Wachler Presents At National Hospice Work Groups Quality Improvement Foru …

ROYAL OAK, Mich.—November 5, 2009…Detroit-area lawyer Andrew B. Wachler, a recognized leader in healthcare law topics such as Medicare appeals, Stark and fraud and abuse and HIPAA, was a featured speaker at the National Hospice Work Group’s (NHWG) Quality Improvement Forum. The forum was held October 23, 2009, in Chicago, Ill. Wachler’s presentation, titled “Current Legal Issues for Hospices,” addressed hospice legal issues, including the Fraud Enforcement & Recovery Act of

Andrew B. Wachler Presents on "The New Audits Landscape" at Washington, D.C. AHL …

ROYAL OAK, Mich.—January 21, 2010 – Andrew B. Wachler delivered a presentation titled, The New Audits Landscape: MICs, MACs and RACs (Medicaid Integrity Contractors, Medicare Administrative Contractors and Recovery Audit Contractors), at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) conference on Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions Jan. 21-22 in Washington, DC. The presentation included: Discussion of the roles of the various contractors and the types of


ROYAL OAK, Mich.—October 6, 2009…Detroit-area lawyer Andrew B. Wachler, a recognized leader in healthcare law topics such as Medicare appeals, Stark and fraud and abuse and HIPAA, was a featured speaker at the World Health Care Congress’ 4th Annual Hospital and Health System Financial Management Congress. The conference was held September 21 – 23, 2009, at the Ambassador East Hotel in Chicago, Ill. As a presenter on the “Building a RAC


ROYAL OAK, Mich.—October 12, 2009…Detroit-area lawyer Andrew B. Wachler, a recognized leader in healthcare law topics such as Medicare appeals, Stark and fraud and abuse and HIPAA, was a featured speaker at the 2009 National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) 28th Annual Meeting and Exposition. The conference was held October 10 – 14, 2009, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Wachler’s presentation, titled “RACs and


ROYAL OAK, Mich.—September 8, 2009…Detroit-area lawyer Andrew B. Wachler has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of health care law. For more than a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. For nearly 30 years,

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