Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) April 01, 2011
Noted health care consultant Jeff Howard of Ray Howard and Associates, and tax attorney Alan Gassman will be hosting a free webinar on Medicare Practice Compliance and how physicians can protect themselves against paperwork errors, organizational oversights, and even unannounced audits.
In recent months, Florida physician offices have been excluded from participation in Medicare for up to one year for such innocuous offenses as:
1) not having an occupational license for one of the doctors;
2) having allowed a medical waste agreement to lapse;
3) not having informed Medicare of a change in company leadership; and
4) not having notified Medicare of a change in billing company.
“It is extremely unfortunate and actually unbelievable that Medicare would deny a doctor and her patients a full year of Medicare participation because the office manager forgot to renew an occupational license, or didn't know that a medical waste contract expired because they were still paying for those services," says Mr. Gassman
Mr. Howard is a partner and senior consultant at Ray Howard & Associates. Jeff has worked with physicians and other health care providers in all aspects of practice development and management.
Mr. Gassman is a partner in Gassman, Bates & Associates, P.A., a Clearwater firm specializing in estate and tax planning for physicians and professionals with high net worth.
This free webinar will be presented on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. For further information and for the link to register please visit http://www.gassmanbateslawgroup.com/html or call 727-442-1200.
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