Daily Briefs (June 4)

Honigman attorney makes presentation at healthcare conference
Kenneth R. Marcus, a partner in the Health Care Department at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP made a presentation entitled “How To Counte-RAC The RAC: What Every Provider Should Know Regarding the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program” to healthcare financial management professionals at the Western and Great Lakes Chapters of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) 2010 Spring Conference. The conference was held in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. His speech detailed RAC readiness steps and the appeals process.

Marcus is a nationally-recognized authority on Medicare and Medicaid payment appeal issues. He has successfully represented numerous hospitals in individual and group appeals before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board and the federal courts. In addition, he frequently advises clients in matters involving the Medicare and Medicaid Anti-fraud and Abuse Provisions, the Stark Act, and the Federal False Claims Act, including representation of clients accused of violating these laws and consultation regarding potential exposure to liability under these laws.

Marcus has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, from 2008 to 2010; the DBusiness Top Lawyers list for 2010; and in Michigan Super Lawyers from 2007 to 2010.  He is the recipient of many awards from the Health Care Financial Management Association, including Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates, the National Yeager Award, the Outstanding Committee Chair Award and the 2003 Ernest Laetz Award.  Marcus is a Board Member of the Eastern Michigan Chapter of HFMA and a recipient of its Founders Medal of Honor.

He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School, a M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from State University of New York at Stoney Brook.

WSU Law’s recipients of Public Interest Law Fellowships
Wayne State University Law School announced this week the 2010 Public Interest Law Fellowship (PILF) recipients. Eric Berg, Adam Clements, Bradley Dembs, Anupama Gokarn, Andrew Hoff, Phyllis Jeden, Jeffrey Kerby, Elizabeth Kruman, Natalia Santanna, Aisa Villarosa and Chelsea Zuzindlak will be gaining practical legal experience through $4,800 fellowships that will allow them to work for a variety of agencies and clinics in Michigan and Washington, D.C.

The fellowships were created by the Law School in 2009 to give students additional opportunities to gain practical experience before graduation, ease financial stresses and offer needed assistance to organizations providing legal services to underserved constituencies. Fellowship recipients will hold public interest jobs during summer 2010. A committee of Wayne Law faculty and alumni selected the recipients.

“These fellowships provide an excellent opportunity for these students to gain practical experience in public interest law,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman.

For more information on the Public Interest Law Fellowships, visit www.law.wayne.edu/finaid/pilf.php.

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