Ever wonder why payers don’t share information about how ERISA protects your practice from wrongful denials and chargebacks? The answer is simple: Because they don’t want you to know how much money you can retain by protecting your practice with proven ERISA strategies.
Insurers make money every time you simply accept a denial. When they don’t have to pay you — or when they can ask for their money back — they make thousands, and you suffer. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
During this upcoming 3-Part online training series, three ERISA experts will share the specific strategies you must know if you want to sharpen your claims processing and appeal strategies and hang on to every penny you deserve.
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PART 1: Boost ERISA Claim Payments with Simple Intake Process Changes
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You’re doing everything you can to get paid by insurance companies. You verify benefits, get preauthorizations, and your electronic recordkeeping is pristine. Not to mention that your patients sign page after page of documents entitling you to payment for the care you provide. But you’re still getting the runaround…
If so, your patient intake process is most likely the culprit. Most of your privately insured patients have health plans governed by a federal law called ERISA. ERISA is in place to protect plan participants (and, by extension, you). But there are up-front steps you must take to enjoy these protections, avoid related pitfalls, and get paid.
Attorneys Dana Berkowitz, Esq. and Radha Pathak, Esq. can help you get the law on your side and navigate your intake process to improve your ERISA claims payup. During their upcoming 60-minute online training at 1 pm ET on Tuesday, October 24th, Radha and Dana will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to tighten your intake procedures and take advantage of the ERISA protections you are entitled to. You’ll learn how to get paid more of the money you’re due — and hold onto it.
Attending this one-hour online training event will give you the practical tools necessary to fight back against wrongful insurer and payor tactics and get paid more for your ERISA claims. Dana and Radha will help you:
- Identify and resolve weaknesses and loopholes in your intake process
- Stop insurance companies from ignoring your assignments of benefits and get paid
- See real-world examples of common intake mistakes that are costing you money
- Craft legally sound responses and beat common insurer payment denial tactics
- Fight back against claim underpayments with arguments that work
- Argue against unsupported ERISA-governed claim denials and win
- Stop insurers from sending payments directly to your patients
- Incorporate proven tactics that will get you through payer “radio silence”
- And so much more…
PART 2: Keep More of Your Reimbursement, Make ERISA Work for You
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Payers know that approximately 83% of your non-Medicare/Medicaid claims are governed by ERISA regulations. For these claims, insurance companies also know that their timely filing deadlines of 90-120 days don’t apply, that they can’t legally recoup funds you’ve been paid and that in most cases, your claims can’t be downcoded without your input. However, they do it anyway because no one is pushing back.
Well, if you are tired to feeling like payers are holding all the cards, David Zetter, CHC, CPCO, CPC, COC, PCS, FCS, CHBC, CMUP, PESC, CMAP, CMAPA, CMMP, CMHP, can help. David will break down the complexities of ERISA regulations into plain English. He’ll walk you through only the pieces you need, and then provide you with actionable advice on how to use it.
By viewing this 90-minute online training, you’ll learn how to utilize the applicable portions of ERISA regulations to have more control of your payer requirements and reimbursements. If you’ve experienced even one of the scenarios below, and want to “push back” to change futures outcomes, this online training is for you:
- Without warning, the payer takes back reimbursement from your future claims.
- Your claim is downloaded with no request for progress notes or doctor review.
- Your claim is refused because it arrived past the payer’s timely filing period.
- Your reimbursement is reduced because the payer bundled your services.
- Your payment is sent to the patient by mistake, and you’re expected to collect from them.
- Your appeal is denied because it reaches the payer past their 90-day deadline.
- Your claim is downcoded and the payer refuses to tell you why, or who authorized it.
- Your claim is denied for “investigational or experimental” services.
- You’re told to comply with state balanced billing laws when federal ERISA rules apply.
- You are denied assignment of benefits for being a non-contracted provider.
PART 3: Overturn Rejected Claims: ERISA Appeal Letters to Get You Paid
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Over 80% of your non-Medicare and non-Medicaid claims fall under ERISA control. When applied correctly, ERISA gives you the power to overturn denied claims for missed filing deadline rejections, get back reimbursement recoupments, stop payers from downcoding your claims, and so much more.
But you must know how to write and correctly submit ERISA-based appeal letters. This is where ERISA expert and nationally recognized healthcare consultant Don Self, CPC, CMCS, CASA can help. During his 60-minute online training, Don will walk you through the complexities of writing successful ERISA appeal letters to get more of your non-government payer claims paid.
Here are just a few of the practical, step-by-step ERISA appeal letter writing strategies you’ll receive during this training:
- Negate adverse rulings with proven ERISA appeal letter verbiage
- Fight back against payer downcoding with a simple phrase
- Write an engaging ERISA appeal letter without overstating your case
- Combat denials for lack of preauthorization when it is even required
- Increase reimbursement, successfully dispute bundled services
- Speed up appeal responses – send your letter to the right person
- Uncover what Plan Administrators really look for in an appeal letter
- Overturn payer recoupments and get your money back
- Correctly utilize emotion in your appeal response & get more claims paid
- Reverse denials, make claim administrative records work for you
- Master ERISA appeal timelines and get more denials paid
- And so much more…
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Radha (Rachana) Pathak primarily represents pension and welfare plan participants and beneficiaries in individual and class actions under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Prior to joining the firm full-time, she was an Associate Dean of Student & Alumni Engagement, Associate Professor of Law (with tenure), and Director of the Institute for Trial and Appellate Practice at Whittier Law School. She also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Radha has litigated numerous cases involving complex procedural issues in federal district and appellate courts throughout the country, and she has been litigating cases before the Unites States Supreme Court since 2005. In 2017, she received the Daily Journal’s prestigious California Attorney Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award for her victory in Montanile v. Board of Trustees, 136 S.Ct. 651 (2016), a case in which she served as lead Supreme Court counsel. She has been a core team member on many other Supreme Court merits cases, including Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes and Mauritz L.P., 142 S.Ct. 941 (2022) and Thole v. U. S. Bank N.A., 140 S.Ct. 1615 (2020).
Radha frequently speaks and writes about complex procedural issues, especially those pertaining to ERISA. Her ERISA publications include Mandatory Arbitration of ERISA Claims, Spring 2021 Issue: Employee Benefits Committee Newsletter; 9th Circuit rightly upholds California’s retirement backstop, Daily Journal, May 21, 2021 (with John Stokes); Enough About the Constitution: How States Can Regulate Health Insurance Under the ACA, 31 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 275 (2013) (with Brendan S. Maher), Health Insurance and Federalism in Fact, 28 ABA J. Lab. & Emp. L. 73 (2012) (with Brendan S. Maher), Discretionary Clause Bans & ERISA Preemption, 56 S.D. L. Rev. 500 (2011), Statutory Standing and the Tyranny of Labels, 62 Okla. L. Rev. 89 (2009), and Understanding and Problematizing Contractual Tort Subrogation, 40 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 49 (2008) (with Brendan S. Maher).
David Zetter is the founder and President of Zetter HealthCare, LLC in Mechanicsburg, PA and has over 30 years of operational and healthcare experience. David is nationally recognized for his presentations and expertise. He is well versed in regulatory requirements, revenue cycle management, credentialing and contracting, compliance, coding and documentation. He is considered an expert on Medicare, not only by his clients, but his consultant colleagues across the country. He has evaluated existing ambulatory care facilities and practices with respect to patient flow, operations, marketing, fee structures, use of ancillary services and financial considerations; developing strategic plans to improve profitability and productivity. His activities in management and compliance include physician practices, IDTFs, hospitals, ASCs, pharmacy, DME and other facility types, including coding and broad‐based regulatory issues. David has also conducted chart audits on behalf of Medicare contractors and Blue Cross/Blue Shield early in his career, so he has knowledge of what the expectations are from the payers.
David’s firm works with healthcare professional clients and facilities coast to coast, in all areas of practice and facility management including start‐ups, buy‐ins, compensation, exit strategies, reimbursement enhancement, practice financial modeling, governance documentation, policy and procedure development and implementation, credentialing and contracting, human resources staffing and management, compliance, coding and chart reviews, physician education and many other areas. David has helped to maximize both profitability and reimbursement of physician practices, facility and ambulatory practices, re‐engineered operational and human resources, and addressed coding and billing issues for providers to curtail fraud, abuse, kickback, OIG, and IRS issues. He is also an original member of CMS’ PECOS Power User Group, CMS Compliance Focus Group and MIPS Design Lean Work Group which provides feedback and recommendations to Medicare’s Center for Program Integrity and Provider Enrollment Operations Group on design and improvements to the PECOS enrollment environment, as well as, NPPES and MIPS and conducts beta testing of the EHR/HITECH user interfaces and environments at the request of the Office of e‐Health Standards & Services Director. David is also on the CMS contracted team awarded the PECOS 2.0 contract to rebuild PECOS from the ground up.
David has conducted practice management, human resource, coding and compliance education and seminars in many states over the past twenty‐five years. David speaks often on a variety of practice management subjects at hospital residency programs, the National Society for Certified Healthcare Business Consultants, the Medical Management Group Association, the American Academy of Professional Coders, AHIMA, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Medical Society, many other venues and is often called upon by the MGMA, HFMA, Decision Health, Part B News, Part B Insider, and many others, to conduct audio conferences and webinars. He has been published in Medical Economics and interviewed and quoted in many publications including Report on Patient Privacy and Report on Medicare Compliance.
David is a past President and current Executive Board Member of the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants. He has served on the Education Committee for more than twenty years and is a Certified Healthcare Business Consultant. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is a past Professional Development Chair and past Vice President of Human Resource Professionals of Central PA. David is also a past board member of the Central PA affiliate chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders and is certified as a Professional Coder for physician practices, hospitals, and facilities. David is also a Certified Compliance Consultant and Officer. David is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Medical Group Management Association, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
David advises on and publishes operations policies and procedures manuals, employee handbooks, compliance manuals, HIPAA and OSHA and has published articles in numerous healthcare and human resource related magazines on subjects like coding and compliance, interviewing, recruitment, evaluations and disciplinary processes.
Don Self is the CEO and founder of Don Self & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in medical reimbursements and helping physician practices improve patient outcomes and increase profits while staying compliant with all regulations. Don is also the President of Telecare-USA and has over 38 years of industry experience.