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Mary Ellen Conway, RN, BSN, is president of Capital Healthcare Group, LLC, Bethesda, Md., which provides health care management expertise in accreditation preparation and survey follow-up, operations assistance, design of quality improvement programs and outcome measures. She can be contacted by phone at 301/896-0193 or through www.capitalhealthcaregroup.com.
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Miriam Lieber is president of Lieber Consulting, Sherman Oaks, Calif., specializing in operations management and reimbursement for the HME industry. You can reach her at 818/789-0670 or by email at email@example.com.
Louis Feuer is president of Dynamic Seminars & Consulting Inc. and the founder and director of the DSC Teleconference Series, a teleconference training program. He can be reached at www.DynamicSeminars.com or by phone at 954/435-8182.
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A specialist in health care legislation, regulations and government relations, Cara C. Bachenheimer is senior vice president, government relations, for Invacare Corp., Elyria, Ohio. Bachenheimer previously worked at the law firm of Epstein, Becker & Green in Washington, D.C., and at the American Association for Homecare and the Health Industry Distributors Association. You can reach her by phone at 440/329-6226 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyler J. Wilson is president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare, headquartered in Arlington, Va. He may be reached at email@example.com. For more information on critical home care issues, visit the association's Web site at www.aahomecare.org.
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Sarah Hanna is a reimbursement consultant and vice president of ECS Billing & Consulting, Tiffin, Ohio, and specializes in proper billing protocols, Medicare coverage guidelines and billing office procedures. She can be contacted at 419/448-5332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neil B. Caesar is president of the Health Law Center (Neil B. Caesar Law Associates, PA), a national health law practice in Greenville, S.C. He also is a principal with Caesar Cohen Ltd., which offers compliance training, outsourcing and consulting and the author of the Home Care Compliance Answer Book. He can be reached By e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at 864/676-9075.
Jeffrey S. Baird, Esq. is chairman of the Health Care Group at Brown & Fortunato, P.C., a law firm based in Amarillo, Texas. He represents pharmacies, infusion companies, home medical equipment companies and other health care providers throughout the United States. Baird is board-certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He can be reached at 806/345-6320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colette Weil is managing director of Summit Marketing, Mill Valley, Calif., a consulting firm specializing in strategic marketing and program development. You can reach her at email@example.com or 415/388-5303.
Seth Johnson is vice president of government affairs for Pride Mobility Products Corp. and is based in Washington, D.C. He is also the vice-chair of the AAHomecare Rehab and Assistive Technology Council. In his role with Pride, Johnson lobbies on Capitol Hill, the White House and CMS on major policy issues impacting rehab providers. Before joining Pride, Johnson was the vice president of government affairs for AAHomecare.
Wayne Stanfield is president and CEO of the National Association of Independent Medical Equipment Suppliers (NAIMES). He can be reached at 877-436-4357, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting www.dmehelp.org.
Edward Vishnevetsky is a health-care attorney and commercial litigator at Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of Medicare audits at the state and national level. He can be reached at 214-855-7546 or email@example.com. Learn more at www.munsch.com.
Bradley Smith, ATP, is a former DME owner and currently a vice president for American Healthcare Capital and consultant for BMS Consulting, advising DMEs on a variety of management topics. He can be reached at 817-793-3773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Wood is an RRT who is responsible for U.S. Homecare at Nonin Medical, Inc. Nonin invented finger pulse oximeters and is a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring. For more information, visit www.nonin.com/homecare.
Dave Cormack is an entrepreneur with an international track record of building successful customer-centric organizations. Since 2005 he has served as president and CEO of Brightree. Go online to www.brightree.com.