Daily Briefs (Sept 27)

Honigman attorney to speak at conference on health care financials
Kenneth R. Marcus, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP’s Health Care Department, will speak at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HMFA) 57th Annual Fall Conference. The theme of the conference is “Working in Partnership,” and Marcus’ presentation is entitled “How to Counter the RAC (Recovery Audit Contractor): What Every Provider Should Know from a Legal Perspective.”  The HMFA conference will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. Marcus was also a speaker at the HMFA’s spring 2010 conference. To register for this conference, visit www.hfmaemc.org.

Marcus is a nationally-recognized authority on Medicare and Medicaid payment appeal issues. He has successfully represented numerous hospitals in individual and group appeals before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board and the federal courts. 

Marcus is a member of the Board for the HMFA’s Eastern Michigan Chapter, the Founder and Inaugural Chair of its Compliance Committee and an Advanced Member of the HMFA. He is a recipient of

HFMA’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates, the National Yeager Award, the Outstanding Committee Chair Award and the 2003 Ernest Laetz Award.  Marcus also received the Founders Medal of Honor from the HFMA’s Eastern Michigan Chapter.

He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America from 2008 to 2011 and in Michigan Super Lawyer from 2007 to 2010.  Additionally, DBusiness named him a “Top Lawyer” in 2010.

Marcus earned a J.D. magna cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School and is a member of the Order of the Coif.  He also earned an M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from the State University of New York.

Procedure for bail bondsmen for Oakland County courts
Pursuant to MCLA 750.167(b), the Judges of the Circuit Court are to annually compile and maintain an up-to-date list of the names of persons engaged in the business of becoming surety upon bonds for compensation in criminal cases. “The statute states: The list shall be compiled annually by the Judges of the Circuit Court of each Circuit, and the names of persons engaged in the business of becoming surety upon bonds for compensation shall be added to the list by the Judges upon proper application.” The Court will circulate the list to the appropriate agencies in accordance with the statute.

Accordingly, the Court Administrator has prepared two applications for bondsmen: one for persons backed by insurance and the other for persons backed by real property. Persons or businesses may apply for inclusion on the list under either category or both. (Statutory authority for this review appears in MCLA 765.20.)

Copies of the bail bondsman application are available in the Court Administration Office. All applications for the 2011 Bail Bondsman List must be requested through the Court Administration Office, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac Michigan 48341 and submitted no later than Oct. 29, 2010. The Court Administration Office can also be reached at 248-452-2159.

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