30+ years of diverse clinical experience including telepsychiatry, locum tenens, private practice (treated over 20,000 outpatients and admitted over 10,000 patients to hospitals), correctional healthcare (Folsom and Pelican Bay State Prisons) and nursing homes.
Served as a psychiatric consultant to over 40 nursing homes.
Experienced expert witness case reviewer.
Experienced Independent Medical Examiner.
President and Founder - MasteringTeleHealth.com (online training for clinicians and therapists)
Vipul Kella, MD, MBA FACEP is a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician who has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Kella is a Fellow, of the American College of Emergency Physician, and is licensed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
Prior to his current position as a Physician and Partner in a multispecialty national acute care services company, Dr. Kella was Chief of a regional health system managing 100,000 patient visits in Frederick, Maryland. His responsibilities included developing quality initiatives, improving operations and efficiencies, patient experience, staffing, and recruiting.
Dr. Kella has delivered seminars and given presentations on healthcare administration, fraud and abuse, critical care, myocardial infarction, trauma, aortic dissection, sepsis and shock, and medical ethics
Litigation Support: Dr. Kella has served as a medical expert for 10 years. He has reviewed over 100 cases, and spent over 1,000 hours on case reviews and preparing reports. He is dedicated to providing expertise to clients in a variety of areas, including medical malpractice, personal injury, forensics, disability, and others.
Over the past ten years, Dr. Kella has been retained in the following areas:
The traditional definition of medical malpractice - medical care that falls below the accepted standards of care by “reasonable physicians” will now be scrutinized more than ever during and the years following the COVID19 pandemic. The pandemic placed enormous strain on our health systems: hospitals were operating at maximum capacity, supply shortages
Telehealth has been a boon in the COVID19 era. Patient populations that have once been difficult to treat or in rural areas now can receive medical care that was previously not accessible. This is especially important for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, COPD, and heart failure.
Recently, Feds have charged almost 350 people for submitting $6 billion in fraudulent claims. One of the largest initiatives, Operation Rubber Stamp, targeted a network of telemedicine fraud totaling over 4.5 billion in false claims. Operation Rupper stamp is the most-publicized action against telemedicine providers to date. A sting operation of this size adds a dose of reality and caution against telemedicine’s many benefits.
While the vaccines may potentially provide the widespread immunity needed to quell the spread of COVID19, questions remain about the medicolegal immunity medical providers will afford during and well after the pandemic.
Jacqueline N. Bloink, MBA, RHIA, CHC, CFE, CPC, CPC-I, CPCO, CMRS has over 20 years of experience on the business side of Healthcare that includes: Medical Coding / Reimbursement (Reasonable Value of Billed Amounts), Revenue Cycle Managment, Healthcare Coimpliance and Healthcare Fraud.
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. Ms. Bloink is a Professor and Instructor in the area of Medical Coding, Billing, Health Information Management, and Healthcare Fraud. She also served as a Compliance Officer for a Telehealth organization and works with healthcare providers of multispeciality departments assisting them to better understand medical coding and billing guidelines. She is a national, state and local speaker (author) for such groups as ACFE, HCCA, AAPC, AMBA, American College of Physicians, CLM, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, CA AHIMA, and others. As a co-designer and presenter with CMS (MLN) and OIG in 2014 webinar - ACA Provider Compliance Program - she assisted in reaching thousands of healthcare providers learn more about healthcare compliance. 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 case allegations and calculating Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges (reasonable value of billed amounts.) She offers services to expert witness firms, attorneys, health plans, providers, forensic consulting firms, governments, and IROs.
Areas of Expertise:
Medical Fraud Prevention and Identification
False Claims Act
Reverse False Claims
Regulatory Health Information Admin. (RHIA)
Usual, Reasonable and Customary (UCR) Reasonable Billed Amount Values
Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. is a Psychologist in Columbus, Ohio and an expert on Psychological Impairment Assessment and Disability Claims. Dr. Finnerty has been licensed as a psychologist since 2003, and is currently in active clinical practice providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(particularly for insomnia). Dr. Finnerty offers both forensic and treatment services in-person and telehealth examinations.
Background Experience - Since 2004, Dr. Finnerty has performed tens of thousands of medical records reviews on Social Security Disability Claims for the Ohio Division of Disability Determination. He also conducts psychological evaluations related to Impairment and Workers Compensation Claims (ex: for the Ohio Industrial Commission). He performs file reviews on short-term and long-term disability insurance cases and he's performed hundreds of medical records peer reviews for disability insurance companies (ex: working through Professional Disability Associates).
Dr. Finnerty has experience reviewing the medical records of military treatment facilities after the suicide of their service members to determine whether the standard of care was met during the treatment. He provides disability evaluations and independent medical opinions for veterans (has worked with VES and QTC in the past contracting with the VA), and psychotherapy and psychological assessment (including validity testing) using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based approaches.
Dr. Finnerty was named "Disability Review Physician of the Year" in 2012 by the National Association of Disability Examiners, Great Lakes Region, and the Ohio Association of Disability Examiners' "Consultant of the Year" in 2010.
Litigation Support Services: Dr. Finnerty is available to perform Independent Psychological Evaluations as well as Medical Records Reviews. His ideal clients are attorneys and organizations in need of disability claim review, worker's compensation claim review, or litigation related to impairment such as personal injury.
Medical Records Reviews and IME's related to short-term and long-term Disability Insurance and related issues
Independent Medical Opinions / Nexus Letters for Veterans VA Disability Claims
Psychological Evaluations (IMEs) related to Disability Insurance Claims, Workers Compensation (Federal and Ohio), and Functional Impairment
Opinions / Form Completion related to Disability Leave
Personal Injury psychological evaluations and records reviews
Contact Dr. Finnerty directly on his cell phone with questions at 330-495-8809.
Jessica Chaudhary, MD, is a Board Certified, Harvard and Yale trained Psychiatrist with specialties in Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology. Dr. Chaudhary is a clinical instructor at Yale, and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She has over 10 years of experience focusing on her fileds of expertise.
Dr. Chaudhary treats conditions such as anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, attention deficit disorders, women's mental health issues, substance use disorders, psychosis, and dementia with behavioral disturbance. She has expertise in caring for those with complex medical and co-morbid psychiatric conditions, and she treats individuals across the life span.
Dr. Chaudhary can provide all services through TELEHEALTH.
Litigation Support - Dr. Chaudhary offers litigation support services in civil and criminal cases to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense. She is a private consultant and expert witness for attorneys and organizations nationwide. Her services include:
General Psychiatric Issues
Women's OB / GYN Issues
Substance Abuse Issues
Evaluation and Treatment of Impaired Professionals (and/or consultation with their professional organizations)
Independent Medical Examination
Education: Wellesley College, BA; University of Washington School of Medicine, MD; Yale University, Internship and Residency in Psychiatry; Harvard University, Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine