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Honigman Partner Kenneth R. Marcus discusses reimbursement issues at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Conference

October 17, 2011

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is pleased to announce that Kenneth R. Marcus, a Partner in the firm’s Health Care Department, recently addressed attendees at the Eastern Michigan Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s 58th Annual Fall Conference in Southfield. His presentation, entitled “Medicare Payment Principles Related to Change of Ownership Transactions,” focused on the unique, frequently misunderstood Medicare payment, enrollment and certification factors necessary to take into account to avoid adverse payment consequences resulting from change of ownership transactions involving hospitals and other types of Medicare provider entities. The presentation focused on the three themes of planning, identifying and assessing payment impact and coordination and communication between financial and transaction management.

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 business arrangements potentially exposed to liability under these laws.

Marcus serves on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Michigan Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He is also the Founder and Inaugural Chair of the Chapter’s Compliance Committee. Marcus has been named in Best Lawyers in America from 2008 to 2012 and in Michigan Super Lawyers from 2007 to 2011. Additionally, DBusiness named him a “Top Lawyer” in 2010 and 2011.

He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He also earned an M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from the State University of New York.

Note: A link to Marcus’ presentation can be found on his bio