Monitor Mondays

What Happened to the ALJ Logjam?

May 24, 2021 Ronald Hirsch, MD | Knicole Emanuel, Esq. | David Glaser Esq. | Ellen Fink Samnick | Matthew Albright | Andrew Wachler, Esq. Episode 456
Monitor Mondays
What Happened to the ALJ Logjam?
Show Notes

There was a time when the word “logjam” seemed to be synonymous with the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings conducted under the purview of the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA).

Today, by all accounts, hearings are being scheduled almost back-to-back, and attorneys are scrambling to represent their clients during unprecendented times. Preparing for a multi-million-dollar hearing on Tuesday, May 25 is Andrew Wachler, managing partner at Wachler and Associates – and the cases he’s working have dates of service dating back to 2009 and 2010. With a long-established presence at the ALJ level of appeal, Wachler will brief Monitor Mondays listeners on the new reality during the next edition of the weekly Internet radio broadcast.

Other segments to be featured during the live broadcast include the following:

  • Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, MD, vice president of R1 RCM, will return to make his Monday Rounds with another installment of his popular segment.

  • RAC Report: Healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel, a partner at the law firm of Practus, will file the Monitor Mondays RAC Report.

  • Legislative Update: Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official Matthew Albright, now chief legislative affairs officer for Zelis, will report on the latest healthcare regulatory news coming out of Washington, D.C.

  • Risky Business: Healthcare attorney David Glaser, shareholder in the law offices of Fredrikson & Bryon, will join the broadcast with his trademark segment, reporting on legal implications facing healthcare providers.

  • Social Determinants of Health: Ellen Fink-Samnick, a nationally recognized expert on the social determinants of health (SDoH), will report on the latest news that’s occurring at the intersection of healthcare and socioeconomics. Ellen will also conduct the Monitor Mondays Listeners Survey.