North Carolina – January 20, 2016. Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional law firm, is pleased to announce that attorney Shannon Metcalf has been invited to present at the upcoming Medicare Secondary Payer Master Class Conference. The event will be held January 25-26, 2016 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive in Orlando, FL.

The conference program will examine strategies critical to ensuring MSP compliance and best-practices and is designed for senior-level management professionals in non-group health plans and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance. Shannon will be presenting on Private Cause of Action and Avoiding Double Damages.

Additional session topics will include:
• State of Medicare Secondary Payer and Preparing for Anticipated Changes for All Stakeholders
• Overview: Medicare Secondary Payer Regulations
• Update on Mandatory Insurer Reporting Requirements
• Identifying the Correct Injury and Insurer with ICD-10 Implications and Updates: Best Practices
• Conditional Payments: Navigating Constant Changes
• Private Cause of Action & Avoiding Double Damages
• Navigating the Commercial Repayment Center
• Ethical and Legal Considerations for Medicare Set-Asides
• Medicare Set-Asides Submissions: Considering a Non-submit Program
• Preparing for MSP Expansions in Medicaid and Other ACA Impacts

About Shannon Metcalf

Shannon is a partner in Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office. Her practice focuses in the areas of workers’ compensation and Medicare Secondary Payor Act compliance. She is an active member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute and the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals. She is also Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified (MSCC).

About Healthcare Education Associates

Healthcare Education Associates is a division of Financial Research Associates, LLC. HEA is a resource for the healthcare and pharmaceutical communities to improve their businesses by providing access to timely and focused business information and networking opportunities in topical areas. Offering highly targeted conferences, Healthcare Education Associates positions itself as a preferred resource for executives and managers seeking cutting-edge information on the next wave of business opportunities. Backed with over 26 years of combined conference industry experience, the producers of HEA conferences assist healthcare professionals, actuaries, attorneys, consultants, researchers and government representatives in their professional endeavors. Visit www.healthcare-conferences.com for more information on upcoming events.

About Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP

With nearly 90 attorneys located in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP is among the Carolina’s leading law firms for conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution. Hedrick Gardner has built a strong reputation of representing clients ranging from small and medium size businesses to Fortune 500 companies including national retailers, transportation companies, financial institutions, health care organizations, insurance companies, and professional services firms.

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