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Vast Enterprises, LLC
Timothy Luckett , BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CIC, LNC
President/CEO
14171 Shepherd Drive
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739
USA
phone: 909-268-2126
fax: 773-945-8103
Timothy P. Luckett, BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CIC, LNC a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) gives expert opinions and testimony in all types of medical malpractice cases for both Plaintiff and Defense. Mr. Luckett is a Registered Nurse Expert in Surgery, ICU, Nursing Home Neglect, Outpatient Surgery Center Matters, and Hospital Surgical Matters.

Mr. Luckett has served as a circulating nurse, RR nurse, and as a registry nurse in General Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Gynecology, Vascular and Urology Surgeries. He has given numerous laser safety lectures and is a clinical assistant for the University of California at Los Angeles, Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA) program. Mr. Luckett has also served as a case consultant and reviews nurse malpractice cases for the California Board of Registered Nursing.
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Adam J. Carinci, MD
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 604
Rochester NY 14642
USA
phone: 585-273-5875 (Office) 845-797-2305 (Cell)
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Adam CarinciDr. Adam J Carinci, M.D. is a nationally recognized and sought after clinician, speaker and expert witness with over a decade of pain medicine experience. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of the Pain Management Division and Director of the Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has been involved in over 50 cases as an expert witness for both plaintiff (35%) and defense (65%). He has qualified as an expert witness in federal court. He has authored over 30 expert reports, and has offered testimony under oath at both depositions and trials. Dr. Carinci is pleased to provide attorney references and redacted sample reports. He is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, The American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Pain Society. He lectures nationally as an expert on opioids and pain. He is a consultant for several Federal Agencies including; CDC, HHS and USDVA.



Pain Management Credentials:

-Board Certification in Anesthesiology (ABMS)

-Board Certification in Pain Medicine (ABMS)

-Expertise: CRPS, RSD, Opioids

-Division Chief and Director at URMC

-Prior Director of the MGH Center for Pain Medicine

-Active clinical practice in pain management

-Litigation Support

-Extensive expert witness experience

-Standard of care opinions, Case merit

-Medical Necessity Standards, Medical Fraud and Abuse

-Translate complex medical issues into easily understood language -Trial Experience
5/9/2018 · Pain Management
Pain is one of the most prevalent conditions for which patients seek medical attention. Additionally, the number of patients who utilize complementary and alternative medicine as a treatment of pain either in lieu of, or concurrent with, standard conventional treatments continues to grow. While research into the mechanisms, side effect profiles, and efficacies of these alternative therapies has increased in recent years, much more remains unknown and untested. Herein, we review the literature on complementary and alternative medicine for pain, with particular emphasis on evidence-based assessments pertinent to the most common alternative therapies, including acupuncture, herbal therapy, massage therapy, hypnosis, tai chi, and biofeedback.

4/16/2018 · Addiction Issues
Addiction to opioid analgesics is an important and yet underinvestigated clinical issue, which has substantial implications in opioid therapy for chronic pain management. Problematic opioid use, including compulsive opioid seeking and addiction, arises in some fraction of opioid-treated chronic pain patients. The connection between chronic pain and opioid addiction is a complex interplay between psychological, epidemiological, and neurobiological factors. Herein, we explore this critical relationship.

4/2/2018 · Pain Management
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is the great imitator1,2. The current medical literature is clear that severe CRPS, particularly CRPS that has been present for several years, is a systemic disease which can manifest in literally any organ system throughout the body. In fact, there is not a single organ system that is known to be immune from the spread of CRPS. Not uncommonly, CRPS can spread from one limb to another and from one organ system to another through interactions between the somatic and sympathetic nervous systems.

3/6/2018 · Pain Management
Torture is widely practiced throughout the world. Recent studies indicate that 50% of all countries, including 79% of the G-20 countries, continue to practice systematic torture despite a universal ban. It is well known that torture has numerous physical, psychological, and pain-related sequelae that can inflict a devastating and enduring burden on its victims. Health care professionals, particularly those who specialize in the treatment of chronic pain, have an obligation to better understand the physical and psychological effects of torture. This review highlights the epidemiology, classification, pain sequelae, and clinical treatment guidelines of torture victims. In addition, the role of pharmacologic and psychologic interventions is explored in the context of rehabilitation.

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Willeam A. Choby, DMD, MPA, MAGD, FICCMO, DICOI
Owner
! Northgate Square
Suite 100
Greensburg PA 15601
USA
phone: 724-205-6449
fax: 878-295-8653
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Bill Choby DMD PC provides a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality Dental Care available. Modern dental technology allows them the opportunity to provide high quality solutions to oral health care whether complex oral reconstruction with implants or a simple dental examination.

Services Provided:
  • Implants - Dental Implants, Mini Implants
  • Cosmetic Dentistry - Lumineers, Veneers, Whitening, Bonding
  • Endodontics - Root Canal, Apicoectomy
  • Restorative Dentistry - Bridges, Crowns, Dentures, Bonding
  • Periodontics - Bone Grafting, Gum Grafting, Crown Lengthening, Frenectomy, Occlusal Adjustment, Osseous Grafting, Scaling / Root Planing
  • Oral Surgery - Extractions, Bone Grafting, Facial Trauma, Oral Pathology, Sleep Apnea
  • Orthodontics - TMJ, Night Guards
Willeam Choby Dentistry Oral Surgery Expert PhotoPrincipal, Willeam A. Choby, DMD, MPA, MAGD, FICCMO, DICOI, has over 40 years of experience Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He is a Board Certified Implant Dentist that perfoms both the Surgery and the Restoration of Implant Teeth.

A “Master” in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), Dr. Choby has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and an example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. Masters have accepted the charge to keep abreast of advances in dentistry for the benefit of patients and the betterment of dentistry. Dr Choby is also a Fellow in the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (FICCMO), earned a Masters of Public Administration (MPA), and is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (DICOI).

Dr. Choby is recognized as One of America's Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America. He recently demonstrated an innovative root canal system before the American Association of Endodontists in Washington DC.

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Manonmani Antony, MD, DABA, DABIPP
CEO, Interventional Pain Specialist
18229 DuPont Blvd.
Georgetown DE 19947
USA
phone: 302-519-0100
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Manonmani Antony, MD, DABA, DABIPP, is triple board-certified in Anesthesiology (ABA), Pain Medicine (ABA), and Interventional Pain Medicine (ABIPP).

Dr. Antony completed medical school at University of Peradeniya and later finished her residency at Texas Tech University, where she was awarded the Outstanding Resident Award. Dr. Antony was trained to perform advanced pain procedures utilizing cutting-edge technology during her Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Maryland. She currently lectures on Opioid Risk Management for the Medical Society of Delaware and the Delaware State Medical Board.

Dr. Antony's personal philosophy as a physician motivates her to explore every treatment option possible in order to avoid invasive surgeries and Opioid drug abuse in chronic pain patients. With great success, she uses Interventional Spinal / Joint Procedures along with Physical Therapy as alternative pain-management therapies to supplement patients' pharmacological regimens.

Litigation Support - Dr. Antony provides expert witness services for cases involving Interventional Pain Management and Opioid Risk Management. She has performed numerous Independent Medical Reviews (IMEs) and has testified in court approximately 25 times. Dr. Antony's services are available to counsel representing plaintiff and defendant and include Workers Compensation Review, Auto injury Review, Depositions, Narrative Reports, and Peer Reviews.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neurostimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
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    Sylvia L. Rolison, BSN, MPH, CCM, CLNC, CMSP, Owner/Director
    Holly Stafford, RN, CLCP, CCM
    PO Box 245
    Perkinston MS 39573
    USA
    phone: 601-310-8744
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    Stone Rehabilitation, LLC nurses have over 35 years of nursing experience and over 20 years of Medical Case Management experience. Offering services in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, their mission is to achieve cost effective case management services for clients while maintaining a quality work product.

    Company Objectives:
    • Same day informational turn around
    • Creative cost effective measures on a case by case basis
    • Be a positive mediator between the employee, the physician, the carrier and the employer to facilitate return to gainful employment and productivity
    • Encourage the injured worker to be productive by using creative worksite rehabilitation
    Consulting Services:
    • Certified Legal Nurse Consulting Services
    • Full Medical Case Management Services
    • Telephonic Medical Case Management Services
    • Onsite Job Analysis
    • Limited Case Management Services
    Holly Stafford Medical Case Management Consultant Expert PhotoHolly M. Stafford, RN, CLCP, CLNC, CCM, has many years of experience as a Certified Medical Case Manager and Certified Life Care Planner. She is a Certified nurse in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.

    Since 2005, Ms. Stafford has worked with Stone Rehabilitation as a Medical Case Manager, providing services to employers and worker’s compensation carriers to injured workers, and as a Case Manager Coordinator, overseeing, training, and evaluating present case managers and new hires.

    In 2012, Ms. Stafford received her Certification as a Life Care Planner. She currently provides a dynamic document based upon standards of practice, data analysis, research, and comprehensive assessment to reflect the current and future needs with associated cost for an individual who has sustained a catastrophic injury or has chronic health care needs. For worker’s compensation cases, cost projections are utilized and constructed with consideration of the compensable parts of the claim.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medical Case Management for Worker’s Compensation Carriers and Employers
    • Life Care Plans
    • Cost Projections
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    Rebecca E. Czarnik, RN, MS, CLNC, LNCP-C, CMSP
    15025 Broili Dr.
    Reno NV 89511-9260
    USA
    phone: 775-853-1125
    fax: 775-201-1617
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    Becky Czarnik, RN, MS, CLNC, LNCP-C, CMSP, Owner, Sierra Nurse Consultants, is a certified as a Nurse Life Care Planner, Legal Nurse Consultant, and a Medicare Secondary Payor Professional.

    As a Nurse Life Care Planner, Becky has worked with patients with serious illness and injury for over 30 years, and uses this experience to build Life Care Plans to assist clients to regain their highest level of independence post catastrophic injury or illness. Her primary focus is on individuals with catastrophic injuries including:
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Multiple Trauma
    • Brain Injury
    • Amputations
  • Personal Injury/Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Burns
  • Stroke
  • Litigation Support – Becky Czarnik is retained by plaintiffs and defendants to prepare Life Care Plans, Life Care Plan Critiques, Future Medical Cost Projections and Past Medical Bill Reviews since 2008.

    Expert Services Include:
    • Life Care Plans
    • Special Needs Trust Review
    • Life Care Plan Critique
    • Medical Cost Projections
    • Medicare Set Asides
    We are in the business of providing reports with depth and clarity to assist our clients to make decisions about the direction of their cases.

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    San Benito Cardiology Medical Corporation
    Joseph L. Klapper, MD
    Cardiologist
    1700 Airline Highway #284
    Hollister CA 95023
    USA
    phone: 831-524-7350
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    Joseph L. Klapper, MD, is board certified in cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Klapper has over 21 years of experience in various cardiology practice settings. He is currently in practice in Northern, California.

    Dr. Klapper has published books on cardiac issues for the worldwide public.

    Dr. Klapper has over 14 years of experience in rendering unbiased opinions on diverse cardiac matters for Plaintiff and Defendants. He is experienced in giving reliable medical testimony at deposition and trial.

    Dr. Klapper has held various medical staff appointments at hospitals in both Northern and Southern California including, Stanford University and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He attended medical school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and trained in New York.

    Areas of Past & Current Testimony:
    • Missed Heart Attacks
    • Adverse Drug Reactions
    • Blood Clots
    • Respiratory Failure
    • Stroke
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Blood Thinners
  • Personal Injury
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Heart Procedurese
  • Joseph Klapper, MD
    In The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Boosting Your Metabolism, noted cardiologist Dr. Joseph Lee Klapper takes readers from what the metabolism is and how it works through the many ways to raise it—including by what we eat and drink, both independently and in combination. Also, Dr. Klapper’s exercise plan helps readers to reduce fat and increase muscle, and his recipes show readers how delicious it can be to be a booster!
    Joseph Klapper, MD
    Dr. Klapper gives an in-depth yet accessible explanation of cholesterol levels—and explores ways to lower them. Weighing the pros and cons of a variety of approaches, including a holistic approach, Western medications, natural remedies, and new methods on the horizon, he then takes you step-by-step through a medically proven plan for shedding cholesterol points.
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    Jan Roughan
    President
    465 N. Halstead Street
    Suite 120
    Pasadena CA 91107
    USA
    phone: (626) 351-0991
    fax: (626) 351-0992
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    Ms. Roughan is a Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist who functions in the capacity of case manager, life care planner and expert witness. Her company, Roughan & Associates at LINC, is a nationally recognized Case Management and Medical/Legal Consulting service. It has been in existence since 1987, providing coordination of patient care; construction of Life Care Plans; and, consultative services to both the defense and plaintiff bar on simple and complex cases alike. Ms. Roughan has experience with diagnoses involving both children and adults and are knowledgeable in current treatment philosophies, identification of appropriate resources.

    Diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
    • Neurological Injuries (Brain and Spinal Cord Injury)
    • Burns
    • Orthopedic Injures
    • Amputation
    • Chronic Pain
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Services Include:
    • Expert Testimony
    • Life Care Planning
    • Mini/Preliminary Life Care Plan
    • Video Services
    • Medical Record Review
    • RN Independent Medical Exam
    • Medicare Set Aside Trust Analysis
    • Medical Bill Auditing
    • Questions: Deposition Cross Examining
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    Robert B. Sklaroff, MD Associates
    Robert B. Sklaroff, MD
    8001 Roosevelt Boulevard
    Suite 500C
    Philadelphia PA 19152
    USA
    phone: 215-333-4900
    fax: 215-333-2023
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    Dr. Robert B. Sklaroff, MD, is medical specialist Board-Certified in Internal Medicine since 1977 and in Medical Oncology since 1979. Currently a solo practitioner, Dr. Sklaroff has been an Independent Medical Examiners since 2009.

    Dr. Sklaroff has testified on the issue of health care before nine governmental bodies including the National Cancer Advisory Board. He has also provided written testimony to the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and delivered over 190 lectures on topics within his area of expertise including smoking cessation. A prolific author, Dr. Sklaroff has written numerous articles on issues involving cancer and smoking.

    Professional Societies:
    • American Cancer Society (Philadelphia Division)
    • American College of Physicians
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Henry Ford Hospital Alumni Society
  • Memorial Hospital Alumni Society
  • Thomas Jefferson University Alumni Association
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    Richard K. Baer, MD
    2727 N Lakewood Ave
    Chicago IL 60614
    USA
    phone: 773-477-0201
    fax: 773-477-0202
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    Richard K. Baer, MD, is a Healthcare Coverage consultant with over 20 years of experience in medical director roles for the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), the Recovery Auditor (RAC), and regional home health and hospice contractors. He most recently served as the Medical Director for the RAC, Region A, in the northeast US.

    During his tenure with the Medicare program, Dr. Baer authored several hundred Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and other medical review policy articles and documents for new technologies, pharmaceuticals, and highly utilized services covering millions of Medicare beneficiaries. He has provided medical policy assistance to CMS on national coverage issues, and has been involved in federal investigations and audits of Medicare improper payments and fraud matters for a variety of health care providers. Originally trained in psychiatry, Dr. Baer is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of numerous state and national medical societies. He served as President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society, Editor of its newsletter, and Chairman of its Ethics Committee. Dr. Baer provides Consulting Services on Medical Policy, Compliance, Billing, and Documentation and ICD-10 for Government and private payers, industry and providers. This includes:
    • Clinical Trials
    • Medical Billing Compliance
    • Medical Documentation Compliance
    • Medical Device and Drug Marketing
  • Coverage Expertise
  • ICD-10 Readiness
  • Medical Claims Processing Automation
  • Medical Claims Data Analysis
  • Dr. Baer also provides expert medical consultation on payer coverage requirements for the Medical Device Industry. His services include:
    • Review of new technologies to propose clinical study design to ensure post-approval coverage
    • Strategy to seek specific device coverage or overturn non-coverage decisions for government and commercial payers
    • Review of clinical data to make recommendations to strengthen coverage and payment positions
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    Richard Baer, MD
    A Doctor’s Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 personalities.
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    Cynthia (Cyndy) Minnery, RN, BSN
    1733 Birchwood Drive
    San Marcos CA 92069
    USA
    phone: 760-445-4893
    fax: 760-888-0328
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    Daybreak Retirement Villas is a healthcare professional owned and operated Residential Care Facility whose goal is to provide quality care for residents in a comfortable setting. Daybreak Retirement Villas offers premier and Luxurious Senior Living Alternatives within elegant surroundings.

    Licensed for ambulatory, non-ambulatory, and bedridden residents, the professionals at Daybreak have extensive experience with Hospice Care, Incontinence, Stroke, Parkinson’s, and Dementia.

    Cynthia Minnery Elder Abuse Expert PhotoPrincipal, Cynthia (Cyndy) Minnery RN, BSN has over 30 years of experience caring for the elderly within Acute Care, Skilled Nursing, and Assisted Living Facilities. Ms. Minnery has worked as a Director of Quality Compliance in Skilled Nursing and Home Health Care. She now owns Residential Care Facilities and is familiar with the Standards of Care expected of caregivers in these settings.

    Ms. Minnery has years of experience and training in care of the elderly and common disorders like Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other Geriatric Syndromes. She currently serves on the San Diego Dementia Consortium board of directors and Clinical advisory committee.

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    Luke A. Probst, BS, PharmD, BCPS
    4815 Hyde Rd.
    Manlius NY 13104
    USA
    phone: 315-436-5309
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    Luke A. Probst, BS, PharmD, BCPS, is a Pharmacist with over 30 years of practice experience in Community Pharmacy, Nursing Home, Home Infusion, and Hospital Pharmacy Environments.

    Background - The majority of Dr. Probst's career has been in tertiary care academic medical centers with an emphasis on pediatric pharmacy practice. He has held positions ranging from staffing / operations to clinical specialist to director. His academic activities include the training of nurses and physicians through various multidisciplinary activities including lectures, grand rounds, and symposium presentations related to Medication Safety and Drug Therapy. Dr. Probst's research activities involve medication use and translational research

    Dr. Probst has been an invited lecturer at local, state, and national pharmacy, nursing, medical, and children’s hospital association related conferences. He is a member of the Institutional Review Board at an academic medical center, editorial consultant for several pharmacy publications, and primary or co-author for a number of peer reviewed publications.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Probst's patient care practices in pediatric pharmacy services yield a unique level of expertise in Pharmacotherapy-related litigation. As evidenced by ongoing certification as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, his skills related to drug therapy management in adults and children are well validated. He provides expert consultation and witness services including deposition for both plaintiff and defendant cases.

    Expert Consultation and Witness Qualifications:
    • Academic medical center, community hospital, nursing home, home infusion and retail pharmacy practices
    • Adult and pediatric critical care, neonatology, internal medicine, geriatrics
    • Didactic and multidisciplinary graduate medical education
    • Administrative, clinical and operational aspects of pharmacy services
    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medication Errors
    • Adverse Drug Events
    • Medication Management
    • Pharmacogenomics
    • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Pharmacy Standards of Care
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    Michael Arrigo
    620 Newport Center Drive
    Suite 1100
    Newport Beach CA 92662
    USA
    phone: 949-335-5580 x101
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    Managing Partner, Healthcare Practice works with health systems, health IT companies, and health plans. Recent retentions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Drug pricing, patent infringement, medical coding and billing and Qui Tam False Claims Act and fraud case specialties.

    He has in-depth experience in HIPAA mandates, the HITECH Act and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and is a published author and regular speaker. He consults to clients including Health IT investors, Health IT companies, and health plans and hospital systems in matters regarding:HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breaches, Revenue Cycle Management
  • Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Care Records
  • Quality Measures for Medicare Advantage Hospital Value Based Purchasing
  • Medicare Advantage HEDIS 5-Star Ratings for Health Plans Mr. Arrigo was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal Venture Capital Dispatch regarding medical coding standards and Wall Street Journal Health Blog regarding venture-backed information-technology companies that serve hospitals and health insurers.

  • 4/3/2018 · Healthcare
    Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) initiatives are underway in healthcare organizations across the country, with the aims of improving care and reducing costs. Are they working? At least one such initiative, at Baptist Health South Florida, is providing solid return on investment.

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    Patrice Morin-Resch (formerly Morin-Spatz)
    CPC, CMCS, CHCI, CPMA
    1300 Shamrock Lane
    Plano TX 75093
    USA
    phone: 972-955-4855
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    MedBooks, Incorporated specializes in Medical Coding and Reimbursement. The company works with individuals, groups, and organizations, including students, educators, physicians, insurance companies, associations, attorneys, and others within the medical, educational, governmental, and professional industries.

    MedBooks services include:
    • Retroactive Billing
    • Medical Coding Audits
    • Medical Coding Seminar
    • Medical Coding In-house Consultations
    • Physician Fee Reviews
  • Super-Bill Reviews
  • Medical Chart Reviews
  • CPC Exam Prep Classes
  • E/M Coding Reviews
  • Physician Practice Audits
  • MedBooks was founded by Patrice Morin-Resch (formerly Morin-Spatz), CPC, CMSCS, CHCI, after leaving the American Medical Association as editor of their CPT Book. She is the only former editor of the AMA's CPT book to publish her own line of "how-to" books, which have been peer reviewed and awarded both the Texty and McGuffey Awards through the Textbook and Academic Authors Association. She's also been awarded the Ben Franklin Award by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Her main title, "cpTeach, represents the first and oldest line in the industry.

    Ms. Morin-Resch presently owns more than 50 copyrights. Additionally, she has taught more than 35,000 individuals proper coding techniques since 1984.

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    Jerald L. Cook, MD, FACOEM
    10425 Tierrasanta Blvd
    Ste 108
    San Diego CA 92124
    United States
    phone: 858-848-9052
    fax: 858-251-3041
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    Med Fit Consulting is an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Risk Prevention company. Med Fit provides consulting services to management, safety officers, and human resource officers to reduce corporate expenditures and risk in the areas of disability and workers' compensation, regulations such as OSHA, ADA, and FMLA, and improved worker health and wellbeing.

    Some corporations are uncertain of their needs and desire an overview assessment of their worksite to learn how they can increase compliance and improve their work environment. Examples of Med Fit Consulting services include:
    • Risk communication to employees or public regarding industrial or environmental exposures
    • Recommendations on reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities
    • Emergency management planning
    • Crisis situations or catastrophic events in community
    • Disability management, collaborating with treating physicians to reduce time away from work
    • Health promotion and wellness program development
    • Medical surveillance program development
    • Early return to work policy development
    • Occupational health evaluation of the worksite
    Jerald Cook Occupational Medicine Expert PhotoJerald L. Cook, MD, FACOEM, is Board certified in Occupational Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

    With additional experience in Environmental Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. Cook has broad background experience, serving such industries as nuclear power, firefighters, healthcare workers, police officers, veterinarians, public service, transportation, military and veterans, warehousing and retail, environmental engineering, business services, and federal government.

    Dr. Cook is currently the Medical Director at a worksite clinic providing acute, primary, and preventive care to warehouse workers. He also serves as a military advisor and also provides direct acute care, primary care, wellness screening and health counseling to active duty Marines and Sailors.

    Previously, Dr. Cook held the title of Occupational Health Department Head at the Twentynine Palms Naval Hospital where he was the sole provider offering occupational health services to 660 hospital staff and over 5,000 civilians and service members. He provided OSHA compliant medical surveillance examinations, FMCSA certification examinations, and managed federal workers’ compensation injuries and illnesses.

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    3/19/2018 · Toxicology
    Cocaine remains a popular drug of abuse, and per HHS (2008) of 6.5 million US Federal workplace drug tests, about 40,000 were positive for cocaine in 2007. Drug testing for cocaine is based on the metabolite benzoylecogonine which is detectable in the user’s urine for 24 hours, possibly even up to 72 hours. Non-metabolized cocaine may only be detectable for 4-6 hours following use, making it a less useful target in a drug testing program.

    2/12/2018 · Forensics
    In 2016 the White House reported that they were going to scrutinize some forensic sciences in the court room. The White House's scrutiny, however, over some forensic disciplines is probably justified. When the level of evidence required is very high, the expectations from the scientific community should also be very high. These are usually cases where consequences of decisions can lead to long imprisonments. Being speculative about what evidence means, or making decisions based on poor science is irresponsible. The public has high expectations from the scientific community, and when experts testify that there is scientific evidence which proves a case, there is trust involved in those statements. If judges allow experts to present themselves as such, and to express their opinions as the truth, errors involved making scientific conclusions may not be well understood by the layperson.

    1/17/2018 · Toxicology
    Presumptive tests, also known as preliminary tests or field tests, allow drugs to be quickly classified into a particular chemical group, but do not unequivocally identify the presence of a specific chemical compound. Preliminary drug test results are often included in a panel of tests, which then be used as a guide to an appropriate confirmatory test to determine and verify the chemical compounds present.

    11/16/2017 · Disability
    Fibromyalgia is considered a functional disorder with unknown etiology and unclear pathophysiology. It's not well understood because there is little objective information to support the physical and psychological impairment that affected individuals report. This often becomes a challenge for individuals that feel disabled by the disorder and try to prove that the disorder prevents productive and meaningful work, so they qualify for disability benefits. Fibromyalgia is characterized by complaints of widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and poor sleep, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms, headaches including migraines, and a variety of other symptoms. With or without psychosomatic symptoms, depression and anxiety are common in fibromyalgia (Ghiggia, et al. 2017) and should always be assessed when evaluating the presence of and effects of fibromyalgia. Individuals with fibromyalgia experience a heightened response to stimuli.

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