Chartwell Law partner Heather L. Hatch spoke at the 4th Annual Medicare Secondary Payer Conditional Payment Forum on July 27 and 28, 2020. Ms. Hatch, located in the firm’s Palm Beach Gardens, Florida office, presented two sessions over the 2-day virtual event.
Ms. Hatch offered a regulation and legislation update providing an overview of the organizations and individuals the U.S. Federal Government is suing for reimbursement of conditional payments, which entities Medicare Advantage Plans and their assignees are suing for reimbursement and conditional payments, and reviewed the hottest cases relative to resolution of conditional payment. In addition, she shared tips and techniques on requesting reconsideration of Medicare’s demand for reimbursement of conditional payments including creating new arguments, analysis of an actual Request for Reconsideration filed with the QIC and identified trends from qualified independent contractors who decide Requests for Reconsideration.
Ms. Hatch is a defense attorney representing employers, and their insurance carriers, as well as self-insured employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims and employment related matters in Florida. She is well versed in Medicare Compliance, Section 111 mandatory reporting issues and MMSEA compliance in both workers’ compensation and liability claims. She is a certified educator with the State of Florida and often lecturers throughout the state including workplace education aimed at enhancing risk prevention, reporting incidents effectively and decreasing potential litigation that stems from workplace or disability issues.