The focus of this seminar was on the influence of the Howell, Corenbaum, Luttrell, and State Farm cases on what trial judges should be allowing to come into evidence as “reasonable” billing charges. There was special emphasis on Kaiser Consolidated Statements, Medicare and Medi-Cal payments, and health care providers who agree to take matters on a lien basis (particularly where the plaintiff seeks to avoid having health insurance pay for treatment). Topics of discussion included local community standards of “usual and customary,” the inaccuracy of consolidated statements, and how CPT codes are upcoded and bundled.
Presented by Tami Rockholt, Rockholt & Associates; David S. Rosenbaum, McDowall * Cotter; Seana B. Thomas, Law Offices of Seana B. Thomas
Duration: 5 hours, 15 minutes