Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys David King, leader of the firm's Healthcare Disputes Practice Group, and Kinika Young will speak at the Florida Hospital Association Conference called "Health Care Delivery 2015: Outside the Box?"on November, 7, 2014. Their presentation, entitled "Getting Paid - Health Care Provider Appeals and Underpayments," will explore the rights and obligations of providers when dealing with a third party payor who has underpaid or denied a claim. Topics to be covered include the impact of the proliferation of narrow networks on payment disputes, how to identify a systemic problem, why administrative appeals can be important, appeal options and protections under federal regulations. Legal challenges to billed charges and determining usual, customary, and reasonable (UCR) rates will be discussed, as well as public relations aspects of defending charges.
The conference will be held November 5-7 in Orlando, Florida.