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Monday, October 15, 2012 – 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time

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Update on Medicare Appeals and Complaints


(Materials will be sent prior to the call)

  • Welcome and Housekeeping  (David Lipschutz, CMA, Moderator)
  • Presentation:  The Administrative Review Process: Little Success, Long Delays – Gill Deford
  • Presentation:  New Procedures in the Quality of Care Complaint Process through Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) – Alfred Chiplin
  • Legislative Update: The Election, Lame Duck and Beyond (David Lipschutz, CMA)
  • Litigation Update   (Gill Deford and Ali Bers, CMA)
    • Jimmo (Improvement Standard)
    • Bagnall (Observation)
    • Other litigation
    • Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals and the Three-Hour Rule (of Thumb)
  • General Medicare Q&A (Moderator)
  • Wrap-up  (Moderator) 
    • Keep informed: Myths and Truths, other information and updates on the Center’s Website
    • Searchable Database
    • Next Call

REMINDER: The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s on-line, searchable Medicare decision database and other information are available at:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT: The Center for Medicare Advocacy will be live-tweeting during the Vice-Presidential debate tomorrow, October 11th, and dispelling any Medicare Myths from the candidates with facts in real-time. Follow us @CMAorg during the debate! 

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