AppealMasters Introduces the 2012 RAC Appeal Writing Webinar Series

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Healthcare professionals will be able to participate in a free RAC Appeal Writing webinar offered by AppealMasters on February 8. The webinar is the first in AppealMasters’ “All The Way To The ALJ” Rac Appeal Writing Workshop series.

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On Wednesday, February 8, at 1 p.m. EST, medical necessity appeal specialists, coding appeal specialists, and hospital and physician advisors will be offered the opportunity to participate in a free online webinar offered by AppealMasters, an industry leader of RAC Appeal education.

Led by Medicare RAC Appeal experts Denise Wilson, MS, RN, RRT and Dr. Gregory Palega MD, JD, the first webinar of the AppealMasters’ 2012 “All The Way to the ALJ” RAC Appeal Writing Workshops, is titled “Overturning Short Stay I/P Denials: Congestive Heart Failure” (CHF).

Participants will be educated on what makes for a successful Inpatient vs. Observation CHF Appeal Letter through AppealMasters CHF templates, supporting research, and evidence-based guidelines and rationale for inpatient admission from actual successful overturns at the Redetermination and ALJ levels. A thorough understanding of the RAC appeals process will enable you to improve your RAC appeal results to better protect your revenue.

The AppealMasters team is led by Denise Wilson, RN, RRT, MS, who was appointed as Director of Appeal Services and brings over 28 years of experience in healthcare management. Denise has extensive experience as a successful Medicare appeals specialist and has personally managed over 350 appeal cases with a 95% success rate at the ALJ level. Denise shares her knowledge and experience of RAC appeals processes and the design of successful appeals through free webinars and onsite education programs.

Dr. Gregory Palega, MD, JD serves as the Medical Director for Regulatory Affairs at MedManagement, LLC and offers his vast experience in healthcare that is inclusive to almost 15 years of private practice internal medicine and a Juris Doctorate in Health Law, resulting in his knowledge of corporate compliance and health law regulations. He is licensed to practice both medicine and law, frequently providing continuing education on issues related to Medicare regulations and compliance. Dr. Palega has also handled hundreds of Medicare level of care appeals for providers across the nation in addition to helping many hospitals successfully respond to and defend U.S. Department of Justice fraud investigations.

About AppealMasters
AppealMasters, a service division from Intersect Healthcare, is a dedicated group of hospital advocates and appeals experts focused on “Truth, Precision, & Accuracy.” Intersect Healthcare is a leading innovator of web-based Payer Denial, Audit Management and Appeal Processing software for healthcare providers. Our RAC software and appeal services are utilized by over one hundred hospitals nationwide, from individual community hospitals to larger health systems.

About Intersect Healthcare
Intersect Healthcare is a leading provider of risk management, compliance and audit management solutions currently licensed for to over one hundred healthcare providers nationwide. To learn more about Intersect Healthcare and the VERACITY™ suite of products, please call 410-252-4343 x 12 or visit

Questions regarding the webinar should be directed to Katrishia Koh, Marketing Manager, (410) 252-4343, kkoh(at)intersecthealthcare(dot)com.


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