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Monday, December 12, 2011– 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time

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NOTE: We ask people calling from the same location to gather around one telephone.  This frees up lines and holds down costs.


  • Welcome and Housekeeping  (David Lipschutz, CMA, Moderator)
    • Extender Bill  (re: QI, therapy caps, physician payment)
  • Litigation Update   (Gill Deford, CMA)
    • Jimmo (Improvement)
    • Bagnall (Observation) [Ali Bers, CMA]
    • Other litigation
    • Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals and the Three-Hour Rule (of Thumb)
  • What if You Missed the Annual Enrollment Period? (David Lipschutz, CMA)
    • After 12/7/11, what are my clients’ options?
  • 2012 Updates (David Lipschutz, Alfred Chiplin, CMA)
    • New Point-of-Service Notice for Part D Benefit
    • No Part D Cost-sharing for HCBS Recipients
    • DMEPOS
  • General Medicare Q&A* (Moderator)
  • Wrap-up  (Moderator)
  • Issue Briefs on Center’s Website
  • Searchable Database
  • Next Call
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