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As the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for U.S. Foot and Ankle Specialists, Jennifer Searfoss, Esq. leads and manages the legal and compliance functions for the MidAtlantic group.
Jennifer has always been passionate about helping physicians improve their compliance. As the Founder and CEO of the Searfoss Consulting Group (SCG Health), she focused on improving providers quality measurements. Prior to taking on the role as entrepreneur, Jennifer was the Vice President of External Provider Relations for UnitedHealthcare where she reviewed and approved education programs for commercial and Medicare physicians.
Her background in legal and compliance began with the accomplished foundation of serving the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as the External Relations Liaison. In addition to coordinating MGMA advocacy, she also was the Government Affairs Representative for the Eastern & Southern Sections.
Jennifer has had the pleasure of teaching health care law at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and health care policy at George Washington University. She received her undergraduate degree in health science and policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and law degree from the University of Maryland. She is a member in good standing of the Maryland bar since 2005. Jennifer, her husband and their two fuzzy children (a cat and a dog) reside in Northern Virginia.
Training Sessions by Jennifer Searfoss
Mishandling medical records (even by accident) can result in serious violation penalties. And once a violation is identified, investigators can apply it across your entire patient base. This means penalties can be massive and add up quickly. medical record destruction strategies. Two of the most common violation errors and legal nightmares are related to inappropriate charges for medical record requests […]Learn More
Charging the wrong amount for medical records requests just got much more expensive. Failure to comply with new CMS regulations means your practice can be hit with an $85,000 fine per penalty. Even innocent mistakes can land you in serious hot water. IMPORTANT: New CMS regulations were released earlier this year, right when COVID-19 started. Now that the craziness has […]Learn More
Patient no-shows are insanely expensive and can seriously increase your practice’s legal risk. The problem is, that the solutions you’ve probably implemented, charging a no-show fee or dismissing a patient for chronic missed appointments, can open you up to liabilities that can cost you more than the original no-show. Patient no-shows are a chronic problem. A variety of sources report […]Learn More