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Medical Records (Electronic) Expert Witnesses

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Richard K. Baer, MD
2727 N Lakewood Ave
Chicago IL 60614
phone: 773-477-0201
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.

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.

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.

Litigation Support - Dr. Baer has extensive experience consulting and testifying for the United States Department of Justice in Medicare criminal and civil fraud trials and other civil proceedings. He provides expert medical consultation on Payer Coverage Requirements for the Medical Device Industry.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Device Design
  • Medicare Rules
  • Medicare Regulation Compliance
  • RAC Audits
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Pharmaceutical Compliance
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    Richard Baer, MD
    A Doctor’s Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 personalities.
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    Michael F. Arrigo
    620 Newport Center Drive
    Suite 1100
    Newport Beach CA 92662
    phone: 949-335-5580 x101
    Michael F. Arrigo, is Managing Partner of No World Borders works with health systems, health IT companies, and health plans and provides opinions in compliance with Rule 702 based on his knowledge, skill, training, education and experience based on facts in the case, and application of testable principle and methods.

    Professional Summary

    Expert for work with health system, health IT company, and insurance firm in landmark federal trade commission case
  • Quoted in Wall Street Journal, New York Times; regular speaker, published as expert in the field
  • Clinician, coder, medical billing, claims, E.H.R, practice management software, and regulatory usual, customary and reasonable (UCR) medical and prescription charges experienceLitigation Support - Mr. Arrigo provides expert opinions in matters at county, state, and federal levels. He has worked on cases regarding individual plaintiffs and defendants, city governments, law enforcement agencies, insurance firms, and hospital systems and physician groups, as well as class action law suits with tens of thousands of members throughout the U.S.

    Mr. Arrigo has the ability to explain complex concepts such as HIPAA EDI, claims, payor-provider contracting and resultant reimbursement, and other processes to lay-persons and the Court in expert reports, depositions and at trial. He has balanced plaintiff / defendant law firm engagement experience.


    Currently studying at Stanford Medical School in biomedical informatics, business degree from University of Southern California, studies in economics, computer science and statistics at the University of California Irvine.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Coding & Billing
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Finance
  • Health Care Policy & Procedures
  • Health Care Regulations
  • Insurance Laws and Regulations
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security
  • HITECH Act
  • HMO / Managed Care
  • Hospital Records
  • ICD-10
  • Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Compliance
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medicare
  • Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records
  • Medicaid
  • MRI, CT Scans
  • Medical Records Review
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Online Privacy & Security
  • Usual, Customary & Reasonable (UCR) Medical Costs

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    William C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS
    816 C Avenue
    Coronado CA 92118
    phone: 858-354-0415
    William (Bill) C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS, has practiced General Orthopedics and Trauma Care, including total joint and arthroscopy surgeries and sports medicine and related injuries for many years at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. He is senior physician in a group of 8 orthopedic surgeons and 2 Physician Assistants.

    In addition to orthopedic experience, Dr. Mohlenbrock is a nationally recognized expert in the objective assessment of hospital medical outcomes, Clinical Quality and Cost Efficiencies for inpatient care. He has consulted for hospitals who have found themselves in potential legal situations where the quality of their clinical care has been called into question.

    Dr. Mohlenbrock received his BS degree from the University of Illinois and his MD from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He holds fellowships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Physician Leadership. He is a noted lecturer and has published numerous articles on measuring and improving the quality and cost efficiency of medical care.

    Comprehensive Quality Data used to Defend Hospitals for Med Mal

    Litigation Support - Attorneys wishing to take advantage of Dr. Mohlenbrock's orthopedic and quality assessment experience as well as his communication skills, will receive unbiased, evidence-base opinions. He assists the legal profession whose clients are either plaintiffs or defendants.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
    • Total Joint Surgery
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Arthroscopy Surgeries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sport-related Injuries
  • Hospital Medical Outcome Assessments
  • Medical Care Efficiency
  • Medical Care Quality
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    The legal strategies for defending hospitals against medical legal liabilities are certainly many and varied. An additional consideration to augment every defense strategy might be contained in each hospital’s own store of big data. Heretofore these data have been underutilized for medical legal purposes...

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    Beth Morgan, CPC, MCS-P
    376 Belden Hill Rd.
    Wilton CT USA
    phone: 203-807-4007
    Beth Morgan, CPC, MCS-P, President & CEO, has served as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Compliance Specialist (MCS-P) since 2004. She has over 25 years of experience in the Medical Billing and Coding field working with various types of providers during this time.

    Ms. Morgan's knowledge and expertise have enabled her to reduce providers' accounts receivables and medical bills by over 50%. She has access to a broad base of insurance company policy information, and is an information contributor to radio and TV shows as well as magazine articles.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Morgan provides expert witness services to insurance companies and attorneys for cases involving Abusive Medical Billing Practices. She offers expertise reviewing medical bills for errors and overcharges and reducing them down to Usual, Reasonable, and Customary Charges. The majority of these reviews are settled using her findings before they go to trial. She also negotiates discounts for the uninsured and underinsured.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • CPT Codes
    • Bill & Coding Review
    • Billing Compliance
    • Accounts Receivable Reduction
    • Personal Injury Bill Reduction
    • Workman Compensation Bill Review
    • Auto Accident Bill Review
  • Fall Accident Bill Review
  • UCR Pricing
  • Concealed Items/ Concealed Services
  • Services / Item Overcharges
  • Undocumented or Cancelled Items
  • Unbundled Code
  • Geographic Area Usual and Customary Charges
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    Stephanie L. Kokseng, MD
    20701 North Scottsdale Rd., St. 107
    Scottsdale AZ 85255
    phone: 480-269-5321
    Stephanie L. Kokseng, MD, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and practices as a Locum Tenens Hospitalist. Dr. Kokseng is based in Arizona with licenses in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee. She is a Physician Member of the American College of Physicians and Florida Medical Association.

    Dr. Kokseng's non-clinical practice includes serving as a Disability File Reviewer for Professional Disability Associates where reviews internal medicine files and makes recommendations. She also consulted as an Electronic Health Record Physician Deployment Team Consultant for Community Health System where she traveled all over the country including Alaska, California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Kokseng offers expert witness services to insurance companies and counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. Her services include pre-consultation, tele-conferencing, file review, report writing, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary. Dr. Kokseng's expertise is in the areas of:
    • Claimant Functional Abilities
    • Claimant Physical Limitations
    • Claimant Restrictions
    Consulting - Dr. Kokseng has clinical expertise in both internal medicine and hospital medicine and spends most of her time in clinical medicine. As an Internal Medicine Hospitalist, Dr. Kokseng has worked for numerous hospitals in Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina. Her areas of specialization include:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Geriatrics
  • Electronic Health Records (HER)
  • Meaningful Use
  • Dr. Kokseng has delivered seminars and presentations on topics within her expertise to such entities as the Mayo Clinic (AZ) and the American College of Physicians (AZ, FL Chapters).
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    Jacqueline N. Bloink, MBA, RHIA, CHC, CFE, CPC, CPC-I
    San Clemente CA USA
    phone: 970-560-1009
    Jacqueline N. Bloink, MBA, RHIA, CHC, CFE, CPC, CPC-I, has over 20 years of experience in the field of Healthcare Compliance, with educational degrees, certifications and awards in healthcare management, coding, billing, reimbursement, compliance, education, and fraud prevention and identification.

    Background - Ms. Bloink served as the Director of Compliance for the largest provider group in Arizona. For several years she worked as a Medical Coding Manager, Reimbursement Manager, and Compliance Liaison for a University Physician Group - Department of Medicine, and as Corporate Responsibility Auditor for a large 3 Hospital network. Her work includes both medium and small practice administration.

    Ms. Bloink is a Professor and Instructor in the area of Medical Coding, Billing, Health Information Management, and Healthcare Fraud. She is a national, state and local speaker (author) for such groups as ACFE, HCCA, AAPC, American College of Physicians, CLM, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, CA AHIMA, and others. In 2015, she was honored to be the recipient of the Arizona ACFE Sentinel Award “Truth Over Self” that acknowledged her assistance to the Office of Inspector General / Department of Justice with the largest Healthcare Fraud Case (FCA) in Arizona history.

    Litigation Support - Jacqueline N. Bloink is a knowledgeable expert witness with Healthcare Fraud litigation support history and proven experience with evaluating and investigating case allegations and, mitigating practice risk and liability, and reducing abuse potential. She offers services to expert witness firms, attorneys, health plans, providers, forensic consulting firms, governments, and IROs.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Healthcare Compliance
    • Healthcare Management
    • Medical Coding
    • Medical Billing
    • Medical Reimbursement
  • Medical Fraud Prevention and Identification
  • False Claims Act
  • Reverse False Claims
  • Regulatory Health Information Admin. (RHIA)
  • Medical Documentation
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    Stephen D. Chin, MD, FACEP
    Burlingame CA 94010
    phone: 650-224-7873
    fax: 650-228-7367
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    Stephen D. Chin, MD, FACEP, is an experienced Emergency Physician with an expertise in Documentation Quality Assurance and Risk Management through optimization of documentation and effecting behavioral change among providers.

    Dr. Chin currently is currently an Emergency Department Provider at Alta Bates Medical Center. He also serves as an Urgent Care Provider and Cimro Peer Review Panelist.

    For 12 years, Dr. Chin served as the Documentation Quality Assurance Expert at Berkeley Emergency Medical Group where he discovered many errors and omissions common in the provider charting and educated them to modify their documentation habits in order to optimize billing and reimbursement for the care provided, while minimizing legal risk through thoroughly documenting that standards of care were met. Additionally, he conducts medical quality assurance file review for the Medical Board of California.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Chin provides Health, Life, and Disability File Reviews. His services include detailed forensic evaluation of the medical record and associated case files to determine merit and/or to find weaknesses or inconsistencies in documentation.

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    Lisa K. Feather, RN, BSN, PA-C, MPAS, CLNC
    PO Box 453
    Wayne City IL 62895
    phone: 618-731-5292
    Feather & Associates, LLC are Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and seasoned medical experts dedicated to helping develop informed understanding of relevant technical medical issues of any health or injury-related case.

    Feather & Associates, LLC offers a full range of medical-legal support solutions tailored to each client engagement, including case screening and evaluation, discovery services, data Collection, organization and summarization, and case development and trial preparation. Their cases include the following:
    • Medical & Nursing Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability
    • Criminal
    • Workers Compensation
    • Workplace Injury / Illness
  • Negligence and Wrongful Death
  • Semi-Truck Accidents
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental
  • Probate
  • Employment
  • Disability, ADA, and Social Security
  • Founder and CEO, Lisa K. Feather, RN, BSN, PA-C, MPAS, CLNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant, extensively experienced in broad areas of direct patient care, understands the nuances and subtleties of medical records and the hospital experience that are often missed by non-medical professionals. Her more than 34 years of direct healthcare experience encompasses:
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Family Practice & Urgent Care
    • FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Electronic Health Record (HER)
  • Trauma Care Instructor
  • Clinical & Nursing Management
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    Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP

    23036 Cassano Drive
    Laguna Niguel CA 92677
    phone: 951-205-3077
    Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP is a Correctional Healthcare Consultant with over 33 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including correctional healthcare (both medical and mental health), clinical nursing, management, and administration in a variety of healthcare venues.

    In her role as Deputy Agency Director for the Orange County Health Care Agency, Ms. Pearson was responsible for all medical and mental health care provided in the Orange County (California) adult and juvenile detention facilities. The adult jail system ranks in the "top ten" in terms of size in the country, with an average daily population of over 6,000 inmates. She has been honored as a National Award Recipient for Excellence in Executive Leadership at the 2016 Nursing Excellence GEM Awards (Giving Excellence Meaning).

    An expert in her field, Ms. Pearson delivers seminars and lectures on Correctional Healthcare topics around the country. In 2017, she spoke on “The Art of Managing Regulatory Inspections,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare in Chicago, IL, on “Clinical Management for High-Risk Patients in this Litigious Environment,” to the American Correctional Health Services Association in San Jose, CA, and “Sticking Together: A Cohesive Correctional Healthcare Delivery System,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare Leadership Institute in Las Vegas, NV.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Pearson previously provided Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death case reviews as an in-house consultant for two law firms in the Midwest. She currently consults on policy and procedure development and comprehensive correctional health system review and recommendations.

    Ms. Pearson has served as a correctional healthcare expert witness in over 35 cases in the past four years. Her services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants and includes comprehensive written reports for both federal and state cases, standard of care evaluation, and correctional health care deviation identification.
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    James B. Wener, BSME, MBA
    3132 North Volz Drive West
    Arlington Heights IL 60004
    phone: 847-927-5377
    James Wener Business Systems Expert PhotoJames B. Wener, BSME, MBA is a Business Systems Consultant with over 45 years of experience in successfully managing small through very large projects and implementing a large number of computer systems for healthcare, manufacturing, and distribution organizations.

    Mr. Wener is a certified HIPAA professional, having performed several HIPAA compliance assessments, staff training programs, writing policies and procedures and developing and implementing HIPAA Breach Programs. Health care clients include Rush/Prudential Health Plans in Chicago, HMO Illinois, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Harris Health Plans in Dallas, HealthFirst in New York and Mercy Health Plans in Wisconsin and Illinois, Mercy Hospital in Chicago and other health maintenance organizations (HMOs).

    A Management Systems consultant since 1991, Mr. Wener has a significant record of accomplishment. His Information Technology (IT) projects include the implementation and management of a wide variety of application software systems. He has decades of experience in process automation for payers (health plans, third party administrators or TPAs), providers (hospital and physician groups), Management Service Organizations (MSOs), and clients in other industries. Mr. Wener specializes in:
    • Analyzing Operational Flow
    • Identifying Information Requirements
    • Preparing Vendor Requests for Proposal
    • Selecting, Developing, and Implementing Computerized Solutions
    Litigation Support - James B. Wener has been an expert witness for several plaintiffs and defendants regarding failed projects, failed system implementations, and HIPAA breaches. His extensive litigation support and expert witness engagements have focused on assisting attorneys in understanding the industrial and best practices related to the facts of their case, preparing the "message" that best represents the client's position, assisting in preparing pleadings, assisting in settlement negotiations, writing expert witness reports understandable to the non-professional, preparing for opposing side depositions, being deposed, and preparing for and appearing at trial.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • HIPAA Assessments
    • Failed System Implementation Projects
    • Intellectual Property Damages
    • Wrongful Employee Termination
    • Project Management
    • System Implementation
  • Systems Implementation Management
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Breach of Patient Privacy
  • Software Company Bankruptcy
  • Failed Project Management
  • IT Advisor Independence
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    John B Everlove, Paramedic
    Emergency Medical Services
    Thousand Oaks CA 91362
    phone: 844-810-1917 / Cell: 805-551-4115
    fax: 805-379-4352
    John B. Everlove, Paramedic, BA has over 25 years of experience providing Emergency Medical Services. Currently licensed and practicing in California, Mr. Everlove has the following licenses and credentials:
    • State of California Paramedic License P03889
    • Ventura County Paramedic Certificate of Accreditation
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider
    • Basic Life Support Healthcare Instructor
    • Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
    • Drug Abuse Recognition Evaluator
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Response Team Member
    • National Association of Emergency Medical Services Association of Education Instructor
    • National Incident Management Systems Provider
    • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor
    Litigation Support - Mr. Everlove provides dependable and professional litigation and support services for both plaintiffs and defendants. As a Supervisor and Clinical Manager for an organization of 150 employees, he conducted numerous investigations related to all aspects of Pre-Hospital Emergency Care from inception, to final review and root cause analysis.

    Mr. Everlove has participated in the research, development and implementation of clinical care equipment, policy and procedure design and implementation, as well as clinical educational services for Paramedics and EMTs.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pre-hospital Standard of Care
    • EMT / Paramedic Standard of Care
    • EMT / Paramedic Misconduct
    • Ambulance Driving & Operations
    • Patient Transportation
    • Patient Care Documentation
  • Electronic Patient Care Records
  • Medical Legal Consent
  • EMT / Paramedic Training & Education
  • CPR / AED
  • Lifting
  • Opiates / Antidotes
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