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Health Law Partner to Present at World Research Group’s Healthcare Management Conference

On August 3-4, 2009, Abby Pendleton, Esq. will speak at the World Research Group’s Healthcare Management Conference titled “Preparing for the Next Round of Medicare RAC Reviews.” Ms. Pendleton, a founding member of The Health Law Partners, P.C., will present among several experts in the field of Recovery Audit Contractors. She will discuss how to manage the RAC appeals process.

Ms. Pendleton has authored numerous publications regarding the RAC program and successfully appealing Medicare claim denials. These publications include:

Recovery Audit Contractors And Medicare Audits: What Can Hospitals and Health Systems Expect as the RAC Program Expands Nationwide?” co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., American Health Lawyers Association, Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group Member Briefing, January 2009.

“Get Ready — Recovery Audit Contractors Are Coming to Michigan,” co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter, 2009.

RAC to the Future: What Can Medicare Providers and Suppliers Expect from the Recovery Audit Contractor Program?” co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, Vol. 21, No. 2, December, 2008.

“The RACs Are Coming – Are You Ready?” co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., The RAP Sheet, American Health Lawyers Association, Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group, December 2008.

Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Successful Strategies for Defending Audits,” co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Caring, National Association of Home Care and Hospice, November 2008.

“Get ready for increased nationwide Medicare audit activity,” co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq., and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall, 2007.

“Get Ready: The RACs May Be Nationwide Sooner Than Expected!” co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., HCCA Compliance Today, 2007.

For more information about the World Research Group’s Healthcare Management Conference, please click here.

For more information regarding RACs, please visit The HLP website’s RAC, Medicare and Other Payor Audits page.

For more information regarding RACs or the World Research Group’s Healthcare Management Conference, please call Abby Pendleton, Esq. at (248) 996-8510 or visit Ms. Pendleton’s profile on The HLP website.

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