Understanding the CMS Low Volume Settlement Option

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February 1, 2018
2:00 PM Eastern
Speakers: Brian S. Werfel, Esq. and Rebecca Williamson

In November 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it would be launching a new initiative to help alleviate some of the appeals backlog at the Administrative Law Judge level. Titled the “Low Volume Settlement Option,” this initiative would permit ambulance providers and suppliers to settle eligible claims pending appeal at the ALJ level for 62% of the net approved allowed amount. This provides an alternative to the current multi-year wait for an ALJ hearing. On January 9, 2018, CMS announced additional details for this plan. Please join AAA Medicare Consultant Brian S. Werfel and Medicare Regulatory Committee Chair Rebecca Williamson for a discussion of this new settlement option, and its potential benefits to the ambulance industry.


Brian Werfel

Brian S. Werfel, Esq. is a partner in Werfel & Werfel, PLLC, a New York based law firm specializing in Medicare issues related to the ambulance industry. Brian is a Medicare Consultant to the American Ambulance Association, and has authored numerous articles on Medicare reimbursement, most recently on issues such as the beneficiary signature requirement, repeat admissions and interrupted stays. He is a frequent lecturer on issues of ambulance coverage and reimbursement. Brian is co-author of the AAA’s Medicare Reference Manual for Ambulance, as well as the author of the AAA’s HIPAA Reference Manual. Brian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia School of Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, he specialized in mergers & acquisitions and commercial real estate at a prominent New York law firm. Werfel & Werfel, PLLC was founded by David M. Werfel, who has been the Medicare Consultant to the American Ambulance Association for over 20 years.

Rebecca Williamson


Event Details

Date: February 01, 2018

Start time: 14:00 p.m.

End time: 15:00 p.m.