February 27, 2016

New Mexico Medicaid: Breaking Bad

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New York attorney Edward Roche, PhD, JD, will report on New Mexico’s decision to freeze Medicaid funds for state health organizations — a story first reported by Monitor Mondays national correspondent J. Paul Spencer. In an email late Friday, Roche wrote “the New Mexico situation is much worse than I ever suspected.” Roche will be on hand for the upcoming edition of Monitor Mondays. 

Reporting on last Thursday’s fourth annual appellant forum conducted by the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OHMA) will be veteran appeals attorney Andrew Wachler, Esq., the managing partner at Wachler & Associates. No stranger to the nuances of navigating Medicare and Medicaid appeals, Mr. Wachler will shed light on the teleconferenced proceedings while providing perspective that can only be gained from nearly 30 years of healthcare practice.

Author and educator Duane Abbey, president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc., will report on why recent changes in the supervisory requirements for provider-based operations have created confusion and new compliance challenges.

The largest healthcare conference in North America gets underway on Monday, when an expected 43,000 attendees converge on Las Vegas for the 2016 HIMSS conference. Crucially important subjects, including regulatory and legislative updates, news from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and issues associated with the emerging issue of population health are among the subjects that RACmonitor will cover when a select number of HIMSS representatives share their expertise during a three-day broadcast series coming up next Tuesday through Thursday. HIMSS Senior Director of Health Business Solutions Pam Jodock will be on hand during Monitor Mondays to give listeners a preview of these special-edition broadcasts. 

Michael G. Calahan, vice president of Healthcare Consulting Solutions, will report on why ambulatory surgery centers have been put on notice by CMS. 

All this plus rehabilitation authority Nancy Beckley, healthcare attorney David Glaser and Ronald Hirsch, MD round out the broadcast that airs Monday at 10 a.m. EST. Register to listen.

Chuck Buck

Chuck Buck is the publisher of RACmonitor and is the program host and executive producer of Monitor Monday.

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