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MRK Medical Consultants
Carmichael, California
6555 Coyle Avenue, Suite 235, 95608


Contact:  Edward Younger MD
www.mrkmedconsultants.com
916-863-7301 Or Toll Free 800-403-1647
eyounger@mrkmedconsultants.com
6555 Coyle Avenue, Suite 235
Carmichael, California 95608

Contact:  Edward Younger MD
www.mrkmedconsultants.com
916-863-7301 Or Toll Free 800-403-1647
eyounger@mrkmedconsultants.com
MRK MEDICAL CONSULTANTS provide a wide array of medical experts that offer objective review and analysis of personal injuries. Each stage of the process—research to review, analysis to opinion—is addressed in a comprehensive manner in order to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client’s situations.
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Anesthesiology,  Cardiology,  Chiropractic,  Emergency Medicine,  Gastroenterology,  Medical Coding and Billing,  Nephrology,  Neurology,  Neuropsychology,  Neurosurgery,  Nursing,  OBGYN,  Orthopedic Surgery,  Pharmacy,  Physical Therapy,  Plastic Surgery,  Podiatry,  Pulmonology,  Radiology,  Rheumatology,  Surgery,  Vascular Surgery, 


MRK MEDICAL CONSULTANTS provide a wide array of medical experts that offer objective review and analysis of personal injuries. Each stage of the process—research to review, analysis to opinion—is addressed in a comprehensive manner in order to help legal and insurance professionals reach appropriate conclusions about their client’s situations.

Henry W. Zaretsky & Associates, Inc.
Carmichael, California
4790 Dover Court Circle, 95608


Contact:  Henry W. Zaretsky Ph.D
www.henryzaretsky.com
916-447-2018 Or Toll Free
hzaretsky@aol.com
4790 Dover Court Circle
Carmichael, California 95608

Contact:  Henry W. Zaretsky Ph.D
www.henryzaretsky.com
916-447-2018
hzaretsky@aol.com
Henry Zaretsky is president of Henry W. Zaretsky & Associates, Inc., a Sacramento-based health-care consulting firm established in 1981. Prior to this, he was Director of the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 1978. He has served on the faculties of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health, the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and the University of Southern California Graduate Program in Health Administration. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Davis. His consulting activities include economic analysis, delivery system development, payment negotiations, planning and assessment of county health systems, and determination of reasonable value of health services. He has testified as an expert economist in over 100 legal proceedings, including federal and state courts, depositions, arbitrations and administrative hearings. In addition, he has prepared a large number of expert declarations involving health-care payment disputes. Dr. Zaretsky's testimony has been in the areas of economic damages (past and future medical expenses and lost wages, wrongful death, and reasonable value of health services), health-care antitrust, provider reimbursement disputes (Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance), and statistical sampling underlying audits.
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Health Care,  HMO Managed Care,  Hospitals,  Medical Coding and Billing, 


Henry Zaretsky is president of Henry W. Zaretsky & Associates, Inc., a Sacramento-based health-care consulting firm established in 1981. Prior to this, he was Director of the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 1978. He has served on the faculties of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health, the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and the University of Southern California Graduate Program in Health Administration. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Davis. His consulting activities include economic analysis, delivery system development, payment negotiations, planning and assessment of county health systems, and determination of reasonable value of health services. He has testified as an expert economist in over 100 legal proceedings, including federal and state courts, depositions, arbitrations and administrative hearings. In addition, he has prepared a large number of expert declarations involving health-care payment disputes. Dr. Zaretsky's testimony has been in the areas of economic damages (past and future medical expenses and lost wages, wrongful death, and reasonable value of health services), health-care antitrust, provider reimbursement disputes (Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance), and statistical sampling underlying audits.

Michael Arrigo
Newport Beach, California
620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1100, 92660


Contact:  Michael Arrigo
www.noworldborders.com/expert-witness/
949-633-5664 Or Toll Free
marrigo@noworldborders.com
620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1100
Newport Beach, California 92660

Contact:  Michael Arrigo
www.noworldborders.com/expert-witness/
949-633-5664
marrigo@noworldborders.com
Served as expert for a premier litigation firm in a matter before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and several State Attorneys General involving ICD-10 healthcare coding, computer assisted coding, electronic health records. Meaningful Use, HIPAA, HITECH, PPACA, Hospital Policy/Procedures, Interpretation of JACHO Standards as impacted by ICD-10, Physician-Hospital Contracts, and Valuations of Healthcare and Health IT businesses. Compliance, service lines.
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Economics,  Health Care,  Health Insurance,  Medical Coding and Billing,  Medical Malpractice,  Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse, 


Served as expert for a premier litigation firm in a matter before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and several State Attorneys General involving ICD-10 healthcare coding, computer assisted coding, electronic health records. Meaningful Use, HIPAA, HITECH, PPACA, Hospital Policy/Procedures, Interpretation of JACHO Standards as impacted by ICD-10, Physician-Hospital Contracts, and Valuations of Healthcare and Health IT businesses. Compliance, service lines.

Kohler Healthcare Consulting Inc.
Woodstock, Maryland
2929 Hernwood Road Ste 100, 21163


Contact:  Charlotte L Kohler
kohlerhealthcareconsulting.com
410-461-5116 Or Toll Free
ckohler@kohlerhc.com
2929 Hernwood Road Ste 100
Woodstock, Maryland 21163

Contact:  Charlotte L Kohler
kohlerhealthcareconsulting.com
410-461-5116
ckohler@kohlerhc.com
Results driven consultant and expert witness in cases involving all facets of medical and healthcare relating to businessfinancial operational codingbilling and regulations. Recent work in radiology billing companies anesthesia physical therapy behavioral health hospital inpatient and outpatient contracting damagesdisputes etc.
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Economic Damages,  Health Care,  Medical Coding and Billing, 


Results driven consultant and expert witness in cases involving all facets of medical and healthcare relating to businessfinancial operational codingbilling and regulations. Recent work in radiology billing companies anesthesia physical therapy behavioral health hospital inpatient and outpatient contracting damagesdisputes etc.

MedBooks, Inc.
Plano, Texas
1300 Shamrock Lane, 75093


Contact:  Patrice Morin-Resch, CPMA, CPC
www.medbooks.com
972-955-4855 Or Toll Free
a81056@hotmail.com
1300 Shamrock Lane
Plano, Texas 75093

Contact:  Patrice Morin-Resch, CPMA, CPC
www.medbooks.com
972-955-4855
a81056@hotmail.com
Patrice Morin-Spatz is an author, teacher, and medical coding and reimbursement expert with over 30 years of experience. She began her profession as an editor of the CPT book for the AMA and answered literally thousands of questions on medical coding and the proper use of the codes found in the CPT book. From there, her career advanced to teaching over 35,000 people both in private and open seminars through the DoD, various insurance companies (both health insurers and vehicle insurers), medical associations (e.g., Minnesota Medical, Texas Medical and Minnesota Hospital, ASOA), CPA firms, private practices and clinics as well as to publishing how-to books on medical coding. Ms. Morin-Spatz now maintains over 50 copyrights for books on medical coding. Her primary text, cp "Teach" Expert Coding Made Easy! has been awarded both the esteemed McGuffey (2011) and Texty (2013) awards through the Text and Academic Authors Association. In 2012, Body Works, a book she co-authored with John Brady, M.D., Ph.D., was granted the prestigious Ben Franklin Award through the Independent Book Publishers Association. As a distinguished author in her field, Ms. Morin-Spatz was appointed to the TAA Council of Fellows, an honor held by fewer than 50 people worldwide. Because of the fact that Ms. Morin-Spatz is primarily a teacher, she is skilled at breaking down the subject of coding in a way that makes it easy to comprehend. She has helped lawyers, doctors, jurors, and judges understand the CPT rules in such a way that they understand the facts of the case and are able to make sound decisions/rulings. Ms. Morin-Spatz maintains her CPC, CMCS, CHCI and CPMA* certifications through the AAPC and PAHCS and is an active member in both groups. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. (* The CPMA certification is held by only 3% of all members of the AAPC.)
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Chiropractic,  Economic Damages,  Health Insurance,  Medical Coding and Billing,  Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse, 


Patrice Morin-Spatz is an author, teacher, and medical coding and reimbursement expert with over 30 years of experience. She began her profession as an editor of the CPT book for the AMA and answered literally thousands of questions on medical coding and the proper use of the codes found in the CPT book. From there, her career advanced to teaching over 35,000 people both in private and open seminars through the DoD, various insurance companies (both health insurers and vehicle insurers), medical associations (e.g., Minnesota Medical, Texas Medical and Minnesota Hospital, ASOA), CPA firms, private practices and clinics as well as to publishing how-to books on medical coding. Ms. Morin-Spatz now maintains over 50 copyrights for books on medical coding. Her primary text, cp "Teach" Expert Coding Made Easy! has been awarded both the esteemed McGuffey (2011) and Texty (2013) awards through the Text and Academic Authors Association. In 2012, Body Works, a book she co-authored with John Brady, M.D., Ph.D., was granted the prestigious Ben Franklin Award through the Independent Book Publishers Association. As a distinguished author in her field, Ms. Morin-Spatz was appointed to the TAA Council of Fellows, an honor held by fewer than 50 people worldwide. Because of the fact that Ms. Morin-Spatz is primarily a teacher, she is skilled at breaking down the subject of coding in a way that makes it easy to comprehend. She has helped lawyers, doctors, jurors, and judges understand the CPT rules in such a way that they understand the facts of the case and are able to make sound decisions/rulings. Ms. Morin-Spatz maintains her CPC, CMCS, CHCI and CPMA* certifications through the AAPC and PAHCS and is an active member in both groups. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. (* The CPMA certification is held by only 3% of all members of the AAPC.)

HLN - Health Law Network Mr. L. Lamar Blount - CPA/CFF, FHFMA
Roswell, Georgia
PO Box 2166, 30077


Contact:  Mr. L. Lamar Blount - CPA/CFF, FHFMA
www.HLNetwork.com
770-645-5989 Or Toll Free
LB@HLNetwork.com
Mr. L. Lamar Blount - CPA/CFF, FHFMA
PO Box 2166
Roswell, Georgia 30077

Contact:  Mr. L. Lamar Blount - CPA/CFF, FHFMA
www.HLNetwork.com
770-645-5989
LB@HLNetwork.com
Health Law Network (HLN) provides experts in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, health insurance, false claims, regulatory compliance, clinical documentation, medical records, ICD & CPT coding, hospital and professional billing, reasonableness of charges, damage quantification, statistics and quality of care. Lamar Blount, HLN's founder, co-authored two editions of the AMA's best selling "Mastering the Reimbursement Process" book, has served on the Editoral Boards for numerous healthcare industry publications, and has served as an Arbitrator for the American Health Lawyers Association. Lamar has over 30 years of experience and has provided audits, investigations and consulting advice to hundreds of hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers nationwide. He has served as consulting expert in over 100 cases, and has been admitted as an expert in multiple US District Courts and State Courts. HLN's expertise includes: Medicare & Medicaid compliance, reimbursement disputes, clinical documentation, ICD or CPT coding, hospital or professional fee billing, statistical sampling, EHR, medical damages, health insurance, Affordable Care Act, forensic accounting, reasonableness of charges, APCs, Business Damages, Contractual Disputes, Cost Reports, DRGs, ERISA, False Claims, Healthcare and Insurance Fraud, HIPAA, Rate Setting, Self Disclosure and Valuations.
Information:  
Health Care,  Hospitals,  Medical,  Medical Coding and Billing, 


Health Law Network (HLN) provides experts in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, health insurance, false claims, regulatory compliance, clinical documentation, medical records, ICD & CPT coding, hospital and professional billing, reasonableness of charges, damage quantification, statistics and quality of care. Lamar Blount, HLN's founder, co-authored two editions of the AMA's best selling "Mastering the Reimbursement Process" book, has served on the Editoral Boards for numerous healthcare industry publications, and has served as an Arbitrator for the American Health Lawyers Association. Lamar has over 30 years of experience and has provided audits, investigations and consulting advice to hundreds of hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers nationwide. He has served as consulting expert in over 100 cases, and has been admitted as an expert in multiple US District Courts and State Courts. HLN's expertise includes: Medicare & Medicaid compliance, reimbursement disputes, clinical documentation, ICD or CPT coding, hospital or professional fee billing, statistical sampling, EHR, medical damages, health insurance, Affordable Care Act, forensic accounting, reasonableness of charges, APCs, Business Damages, Contractual Disputes, Cost Reports, DRGs, ERISA, False Claims, Healthcare and Insurance Fraud, HIPAA, Rate Setting, Self Disclosure and Valuations.

Med-Econ, Inc.
Greenville, Ohio
520 Wildrose Lane, 45331


Contact:  Rebecca A. Reier CRNA (Ret.), CCS-P
www.med-econ.com
937-548-3063 Or Toll Free
rreier@med-econ.com
520 Wildrose Lane
Greenville, Ohio 45331

Contact:  Rebecca A. Reier CRNA (Ret.), CCS-P
www.med-econ.com
937-548-3063
rreier@med-econ.com
As President of Med-Econ, Inc., a medical practice management company, my experience spans a period of over 40 years involving billions of dollars in coding and billing for medical charges for hospital services and physician groups ranging from single practitioners to 40 member groups in over 22 specialties. Evaluating medical care fees, coding, insurance requirements, and receipts is a daily activity for me. My staff and I provide extensive practice analysis and third-party carrier negotiations with all major carriers. We have also provided Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) coding for hospitals and medical manuscript editing for publication in international medical journals.
Information:  
Medical,  Medical Coding and Billing,  Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse, 


As President of Med-Econ, Inc., a medical practice management company, my experience spans a period of over 40 years involving billions of dollars in coding and billing for medical charges for hospital services and physician groups ranging from single practitioners to 40 member groups in over 22 specialties. Evaluating medical care fees, coding, insurance requirements, and receipts is a daily activity for me. My staff and I provide extensive practice analysis and third-party carrier negotiations with all major carriers. We have also provided Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) coding for hospitals and medical manuscript editing for publication in international medical journals.