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John B Everlove, Paramedic
Emergency Medical Services
Thousand Oaks CA 91362
USA
phone: 844-810-1917 / Cell: 805-551-4115
fax: 805-379-4352
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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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    James B. Wener, BSME, MBA
    Founder
    3132 North Volz Drive West
    Arlington Heights IL 60004
    USA
    phone: 847-927-5377
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    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
  • View James B. Wener's Consulting Profile.
    6/5/2018 · Computers
    Implementing a mission critical computer system has a significant impact upon a business organization. Successfully completing the process can be complicated and frustrating; as a result, it doesn't take a lot for the implementation to fail. Once an implementation fails, there is always enough blame to go around. The problem is that the business organization that undertook the implementation in the first place is stuck – stuck with the time, money and the inconvenience of not having the system they purchased. The company has not only left without the new system, they are back to using the systems that they originally thought sufficiently inadequate that they committed to spending the time and money for a new system. Successful litigation will help – but will not make them whole. But worse, a failed litigation only compounds the problem. Preparing the strategy for litigating a failed implementation takes time and thought. This article will take the reader through the development and implement of a litigation strategy that worked and discuss why it worked.

    3/29/2018 · Expert Witnessing
    The role of the litigation attorney is to tell a story to the arbiter in such a way to effectively represents the client's position. Often the attorney requires a person with unique expertise to understand and present technical information in a manner that is understandable to the lay person. Attorneys often determine the need for an expert witness after discovery and after depositions have been taken for many of the witnesses. In many cases this is too late for an expert to most effective. My experience as an expert witness has led me to recommend considering the use of an expert at the following times

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    Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP

    23036 Cassano Drive
    Laguna Niguel CA 92677
    USA
    phone: 951-205-3077
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    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 Nurse.com 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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    Ira Victor, G2700, GCFA, GPCI, GSEC-Gold, CGEIT, GRISC
    Chief Forensic Analyst
    4790 Caughlin Pkwy., #223
    Reno NV 89519
    USA
    phone: 702-331-8686
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    Ira Victor Cybersecurity Expert PhotoIra Victor is the Discovery Technician, practitioner of digital forensics for 25 years. He has extensive background in the following areas:
    • Digital forensics, the examination of data residing on a computer or network to determine events that occurred in the past;
    • E-discovery and preservation of Electronically Stored Information (ESI);
    • Incident Response, the recovery of lost data after a cybercrime, natural disaster, or other business disruption;
    • Information security, the practice of preventing data loss;
    Case consulting and/or expert witness experience:
    • Medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, business espionage, escrow fraud; insurance defense, real property, family/divorce, social media abuse; criminal defense;
    • Strategic use of electronic evidence and ESI;
    • Efficient electronic evidence preservation to contain costs;
    • Experience as consultant or expert witness in California, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, and Nevada;
    Additional professional activities:
    • Teaches CLE classes for attorneys through the Washoe and Clark County Bar Associations, and the Nevada Justice Association.
    • Public speaking engagements on cybercrime prevention.
    • Named on six U.S. patents in email security and information security, with one additional information security patent pending.
    Education and Relevant Certifications:
    Six (6) active certifications from globally-recognized certification bodies:
    • Global Information Assurance Certification body (GIAC)
    • ISACA, Formerly known as Information Systems Audit and Control Association
    Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Arts, Temple University

    Areas of Expertise:
    • E-discovery
    • Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
    • Computers and Mobile Devices
    • Vehicle Electronics
    • Electronic Banking
    • Email
    • Title fraud
    • Wire fraud
    • Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
    • Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Video Forensics
  • Hacking
  • Ecommerce
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybercrime (also: cyber crime)
  • Data Recovery
  • Digital Forensics
  • Metadata
  • Information Security
  • Information Governance
  • 5/18/2018 · Digital Forensics
    Habeas Hard Drive gives a thumbs up to Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry. The book chronicles the life of the BlackBerry, a fabulous product that's going extinct. It also offers a clear lesson in how not to present technical evidence in court.

    Habeas Hard Drive was dismayed at the ruckus that unfolded in North Las Vegas earlier this month, when the retiring police chief revealed some details from a six-month-old child porn investigation. Police had responded last fall to Mayor John Lee's report that he found images on his iPad he believed to be child pornography.

    4/4/2018 · Computers
    Maybe you heard about an insurance case in which sides both sides got sanctioned over inadvertent exposure of confidential information – facilitated by a nonlawyer associate. This story skims the surface of a deep reservoir filled with unhappy tales about the many ways electronically stored information (ESI) can get away from you.

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    Stephen D. Chin, MD, FACEP
    Burlingame CA 94010
    USA
    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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    Jacqueline N. Bloink, MBA, RHIA, CHC, CFE, CPC, CPC-I
    San Clemente CA USA
    phone: 970-560-1009
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    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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    Stephanie L. Kokseng, MD
    20701 North Scottsdale Rd., St. 107
    Scottsdale AZ 85255
    USA
    phone: 480-269-5321
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    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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    William C. Mohlenbrock, MD, FACS
    816 C Avenue
    Coronado CA 92118
    USA
    phone: 858-354-0415
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    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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    Michael F. 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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    Richard K. Baer, MD
    2727 N Lakewood Ave
    Chicago IL 60614
    USA
    phone: 773-477-0201
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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.

    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.