Short takes: OMHA, NCART, Great Lakes
The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals will host the fourth Medicare Appellant Forum via webinar/teleconference on Feb. 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It plans to discuss updates on steps that it and the Department of Health and Human Services are taking to address a huge backlog at the administrative law judge level of the appeals process. OMHA last held a forum in June 2015…Long-time complex rehab advocate Finn Bullers passed away on Jan. 30 from complications of an illness, according to NCART. Bullers, who was named Advocate of the Year in 2014 by the United Spinal Association, was 52…Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice has made changes to its leadership team, naming Adam Nielsen as president; Marcy Miller, RN, as chief clinical officer; and Carry vandenMaagdenberg as CIO. William Deary will remain CEO.