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.
- 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
View Dr. Baer's Consulting Profile
- Medical Devices
- Medical Device Design
- Medicare Rules
- Medicare Regulation Compliance
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Richard Baer, MD
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