Powers Counsel Christina Hughes will present on Medicare audits and appeals at the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation Annual Conference on August 9.

The two-day conference includes sessions that discuss recent and proposed changes to the rehabilitation arena and other topics that affect the industry, including reimbursement systems, research, clinical information and Congressional activity.

Christina’s session, “Developments in Medicare Audits and Appeals,” is part of a panel on navigating appeals. She will provide an overview of the appeals process, suggestions for best appeals practices, and discuss new developments in the denials and appeals area. This includes probe-and-educate initiative, audits by Supplemental Medical Review Contractors and the OIG, extrapolation and settlement options.

For more information about Christina’s presentation or the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation Annual Conference, click here.

Healthcare Attorney Christina Hughes

Christina Hughes focuses her practice on healthcare compliance, particularly as related to fraud and abuse matters and Medicare coverage requirements. She counsels hospitals and hospital systems, home health providers, physicians, O&P suppliers, pharmacies, and diagnostic and other health services providers.

Christina provides advice on compliance with the Stark law, the anti-kickback statute, and the federal False Claims Act, including self-disclosures to CMS and the OIG and voluntary refunds; analyzes and creates Stark law compliant contracts; and provides counsel and legal assistance with Medicare claim denials and appeals, as well as other issues related to reimbursement.

For more information regarding Medicare audits and appeals, contact Christina Hughes at Christina.Hughes@PowersLaw.com or 202-349-4248.