EVENTS


9/28-29/17 – Richard F. Brown will present “Case Law Update” at the 35th Annual Advanced Oil & Gas Energy Resources Law Course in Houston, Texas on September 28, 2017.


4/24/17 – Bradley W. Howard will present “ADA And Mental Health Issues: How Public Employers Can Successfully Navigate The Interactive Process“ at the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Training Conference 2017 in Long Beach California, on April 24, 2017, at 10:35 am, Pacific Time.


4/24/17 – Denise M. Leard will present “Do’s and Don’ts When Managing Patient Co-Pays” on May 24, 2017, at National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) 2017 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.


4/21/17 – Allison D. Shelton will be speaking to the TSMSS 40th Annual Conference on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Sonesta Bee Cave in Austin, TX. The topic will be “Significant Cases Regarding Texas Peer Review Privilege”.


4/13/17 Allison L. Davis presented “Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy” and “Critical Issues in FLSA/Wage and Hour” at Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law Seminar in Amarillo on April 13, 2017.


4/13/17 Adam G. Bell presented “Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace” on April 13, 2017, at the Sterling Education Services seminar “The Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law” in Amarillo Texas.


4/6/17 – Allison D. Shelton will be speaking at the 2017 U.T. Health Law Conference on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, TX. She will be presenting with Susan F. Monaco (Tenet Healthcare Corporation) on “Regulatory and Operational Hot Button Issues”.


2/28/17 – Denise M. Leard will co-present “Top Audit Strategies” at Medtrade in Las Vegas on February 28, 2017, at 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Pacific Time.


2/28/17 – Denise M. Leard will be a facilitator in the Power Lunch “Audits – Problems and Solutions” at Medtrade in Las Vegas on February 28, 2017, at 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Pacific Time.


2/27/17 – Todd A. Moody presented, “An Industry in Transition: Hot Button Issues Facing DME Suppliers” at MedTrade on 02/27/17.will co-present “2017 Audit Expectations” at Medtrade in Las Vegas on February 28, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Pacific Time.


2/27/17 – Denise M. Leard will be a panelist on “’Buying Into’ a Contract, Exiting a Contract, Meeting Capacity, and Other Important Issues” at Medtrade in Las Vegas on February 27, 2017, at 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Pacific Time.


2/27/17 – Denise M. Leard will be a panelist on “’Buying Into’ a Contract, Exiting a Contract, Meeting Capacity, and Other Important Issues” at Medtrade in Las Vegas on February 27, 2017, at 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Pacific Time.


2/14/17 – Jeffrey S. Baird and Jim Greatorex will present the live webinar “Aggressively Moving Into the Retail Market While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls” for American Association Homecare’s Educational Webinar. This webinar is scheduled for February 14, 2017, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


2/9/17 – Jeffrey S. Baird and Andrea Stark will present the live webinar “2017 Look Ahead for DME Suppliers” sponsored by HME News & Mira Vista, LLC. This webinar is scheduled for February 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


1/17/17 – Denise M. Leard will present “Steps to Avoid . . . and Steps to Respond” for American Association Homecare’s Educational Webinar. This webinar is scheduled for January 17, 2017, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


12/5/16 – Denise M. Leard will present “Compliance Program: Your Most Important “Profit Center” for American Association Homecare’s Educational Webinar. This webinar is scheduled for December 5th, 2016 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


12/1/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird and Lisa K. Smith will present “Responding to Medicare Cuts: Details About Billing Non-Assigned, ABNs, and Retail” for Mediware Information Systems, Inc. This webinar is scheduled for December 1st, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central Time.


11/8/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Value-Added Services vs. Prohibited Beneficiary Inducement: When is the Line Crossed?” for American Association Homecare’s Educational Webinar. This webinar was scheduled for November 8th, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


11/2/16 – Bradley W. Howard presented to the Medtrade Fall Conference 2016 “What HME Suppliers Must Know About Recent Changes in Employment Law” for Medtrade on November 2nd, 2016.


11/1/16 – Denise M. Leard will present at Medtrade Fall 2016 “The 60-Day Rule and Self-Disclosure: How to Avoid Overpayments and What to Do if You Identify One” and “RAC, ZPIC, PSC, SMRC, and CERT Audits for HME Suppliers – How to Effectively Respond to Requests for Documents” on November 2 and will co-present “Regulatory Suppliers, Keep your Money – Learn What to Expect from a Medicare Audit and How to Avoid Overpayment Demands” on November 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.


10/31/16 – Bradley W. Howard presented to the Medtrade Conference 2016 “Federal, State, and Commercial Investigations: Best Practices and What to do if They Target You” for Medtrade on October 31st, 2016.


10/26/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Home Sleep Testing and the CPAP Supplier: What Kind of Relationship Can There Be?” for Mediware Information Systems, Inc. This webinar was scheduled for October 26th, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time.


9/29-30/16 – Richard F. Brown presented “Case Law Update” at the 34th Annual Advanced Oil & Gas Energy Resources Law Course at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas on September 29, 2016.


9/21/16 – Bradley W. Howard presented “How Do the New Overtime Rules Really Affect Me?” for the September SmartTalks for CS3 Advisors on September 21st, 2016.


9/15/16 – Bradley W. Howard presented “Investigations, Subpoenas, Demand Letters, and Audits: Preparing for and Responding to External Threats” to the Mediware User Conference 2016 on September 15th, 2016.


9/15/16 – Denise M. Leard presented at the Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England Fall Membership Meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, Denise presented “’Nuts and Bolts’ Steps to Successfully Respond” and “Audits: “An Industry in Transition: Hot Button Issues for DMEPOS Suppliers”.


9/14/16 – Bradley W. Howard presented to the Investigations Academy for the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association on September 14th, 2016.


9/13/16 – Richard F. Brown, Jeffery A. McCarn, and I. Alfonso Zambrano presented “Case Law Update” at the 87th Annual Convention of the Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association at the Amarillo Civic Center, Heritage Room, in Amarillo, Texas on September 13, 2016.


09/6/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird is presenting “Joint Ventures and Other Arrangements with Referral Sources” This webinar is scheduled for September 6th, 2016 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


08/31/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird is presenting “How the Losing Bidder Can Enter the DME Bid Arena” This free webinar is scheduled for August 31st, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time.


08/11/16 – Denise M. Leard is presenting “How to Run Up Your Score with Retail Sales and Not Get Benched!” This presentation is scheduled for August 11th, 2016, at the Arizona Medical Equipment Suppliers Association Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.


07/27/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird is presenting “Responding to Reimbursement Cuts: Billing Non-Assigned and Other Options” This webinar is scheduled for July 27th, 2016 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


07/26/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird and Bradley W. Howard is presenting “Business Practices That Will Get You Investigated: Hot-Button Pharmacy Issues for the Department of Justice” This webinar was scheduled for July 26th, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time.


7/20/16 – Bradley W. Howard presented via webinar “ADA and Mental Health Issues: How Public Employers Can Successfully Navigate the Interactive Process” for the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association on July 20th, 2016.


07/13/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird is presenting “Buying and Selling a DME Supplier” This webinar was scheduled for July 13th, 2016 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.


07/12/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird is presenting “Buying and Selling a DME Supplier” This webinar was scheduled for July 12th, 2016 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


06/13-16/16 – Denise M. Leard is presenting “What Business Practices Will Get You Investigated: Hot Button Issues for the Department of Justice” and “Buying and Selling a DME Supplier” at the VGM Heartland Conference in Waterloo, Iowa, June 13-16, 2016.


06/9-10/16 – Richard F. Brown presented at the State Bar of Texas Oil and Gas Title Examination Course, which took place in Houston, Texas, at the Westin Galleria on June 9-10, 2016. His topic was, “Irregular Owners – Unleased, Nonparticipating, Unpooled, or Uncertain Owners and How to Manage the Issues.”


06/06/16 – Lisa K. Smith is presenting a webinar entitled “Oxygen: When do the 36 Months Start Over?” for American Association for Homecare. This webinar is scheduled for June 6th, 2016 from 2:20-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
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05/18/16 – Elizabeth H. Jepson is presenting a webinar titled “Responding to Payer Audits and Overpayments: Stay Compliant and within the Law” on May 18, 2016. The webinar is through Mediware and begins at 1:00 PM CT”


05/16/16 – Mary M. Bearden and Allison D. Shelton have been published in Houston Medical Journal for their Legal Affairs column with their article “Proposed Rule will Eliminate and Offset Reduction Resulting from Two Midnight Policy”.


4/26/16 – Bradley W. Howard presented “Dos and Don’ts of Terminations” for the Panhandle Human Resource Association on April 26th, 2016.


04/20-22/16 – Allison D. Shelton will be presenting “Regulatory and Operational Hot Button Issues” along with Joanne P. Hopkins and Susan (Sue) F. Monaco at the UT Law 28th Annual Health Law Conference in Houston on April 22, 2016. Mrs. Shelton’s presentation will take place on April 22nd of the conference. Brown & Fortunato’s own Mary M. Bearden will also be the Presiding Officer of the conference on April 22nd as well.


04/07/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird will present a Mediware Information Systems, Inc. webinar titled “Lifeblood of a Successful Pharmacy: Pursuing Legal Marketing, Joint Ventures and Arrangements with Referral Sources” This live webinar will take place April 7, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central time. Click for more information


04/05/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird will present an American Association for Homecare titled “Aggressively Moving Into the Retail Market While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls” This live webinar will take place April 5, 2016 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Click for more info


04/02/16 – Brown & Fortunato, P.C. is proud to announce that Bradley W. Howard and Matthew J. Agnew are presenters for the Texas State Bar District 7 of the Paralegal Division. Bradley W. Howard presents “Employment Law” and Matthew J. Agnew presents “HIPAA-Compliant Privacy Practices in the Practice—How New Technology, Same Sex Marriage, Gender Identity, and Other Evolving Issues May Impact Your Firm’s Privacy Practices.”. “Employment Law” presented by Brad Howard, Brown & Fortunato.

The presentations are at the Amarillo National Bank Plaza II, 500 S. Taylor Second Floor Conference Room Amarillo, Texas 79101 on April 2nd 2016 from 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $13.00 per person for members*, $15.00 per person for non-members*

An additional $25.00 will be assessed for a returned unpaid check. *Please RSVP to Marsha Smith at (806) 372.5050 or msmith@mhba.com prior to noon on Friday, April 1, 2016. You are requested to pay at the door, NO CASH is accepted and checks should be payable to the Paralegal Division; personal checks should have a driver’s license number. A twenty-five dollar ($25.00) fee shall be charged for all checks written to the Division that are returned by the bank for insufficient funds or on closed accounts.


04/16 – Mary M. Bearden and Allison D. Shelton have been published in Houston Medical Journal for their Legal Affairs column with their article “Learn From Another Person’s Mistake and Do Not Overlook HIPAA”.


3/28/16 – Bradley W. Howard presented “LGBT/Same Sex Marriage Issues as It Relates to Employment Law” for the Amarillo Paralegal Division on March 28th, 2016.


03/8/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented an American Association for Homecare titled “An Industry in Transition: Hot Button Issues for DMEPOS Suppliers.” This live webinar will took place March 8, 2016 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern time.


03/16 – Mary M. Bearden and Allison D. Shelton have been published in Houston Medical Journal for their Legal Affairs column with their article “CMS Publishes Final Rule Regarding Obligation to Report and Refund Overpayments”.


02/23/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented a Home Medical Equipment (HME) Business webinar, “A Look Ahead: Legal & Reimbursement Headliners & Guidance for 2016” on February 12, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern time.


02/22/16 – Denise M. Leard presented an American Association for Homecare titled “Audits: “Nuts and Bolts” Steps to Successfully Respond. This live webinar will take place February 22, 2016 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Eastern time.


02/16/16 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Value-Added Services vs. Prohibited Beneficiary Inducement: When is the Line Crossed?” for Mediware Information Systems, Inc. as a webinar on February 16th, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central time.


02/12/16 – Richard F. Brown spoke at the Texas Tech School of Law in Lubbock on February 12, 2016. His presentation was entitled, “Who’s Who in the Oil and Gas Industry and Where do I Want to be?”


02/16 – Mary M. Bearden and Lisa K. Smith have been published in Houston Medical Journal for their Legal Affairs column with their article “Teladoc vs. the Texas Medical Board: Challenging the Regulation of Telemedicine”.


01/28/16 – Richard F. Brown was a recipient of the Amarillo Globe-News 2015 Headliners of the Year award. A luncheon was held on January 28, 2016, in the Heritage Room of the Amarillo Civic Center.


01/16 – Mary M. Bearden and Elizabeth H. Jepson have been published in Houston Medical Journal for their Legal Affairs column with their article “OIG Work Plan: What Does It Mean for Hospitals?”.


12/9/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented “What Business Practices Will Get You Investigated: Hot-button issues for the Department of Justice” for Compliance Connection 2015 on December 9th, 2015.


11/18/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented via webinar “Becoming the Target of Fraud Investigation: Tool Kit for Preparation and Prevention” for Mediware on November 18th, 2015.


11/17/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented a Home Medical Equipment (HME) Business webinar, “The Legal Side of Retail: Increasing Retail Sales While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls” on November 17th, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST.


10/30/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Accountable Care Organizations: What They Mean to Pharmacies” at the OmniSYS Conference in Dallas, TX on October 30th, 2015.


10/27/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird spoke at Medtrade Fall in Atlanta, GA on October 27th, 2015. His topic was “The Retail Market: Innovation and Success within Legal Guidelines”.


10/27/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “2016-Competitive Bid Pricing Comes to Rural America and Beyond: And It Affects You!” from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST. Mr. Baird co-presented with Miriam Lieber and Mark Higley at Medtrade Fall in Atlanta, GA on October 27th, 2015.


10/26/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird spoke at Medtrade Fall in Atlanta, GA on October 26th, 2015. His topic was “Joint Ventures and Other Arrangements with Physicians and Other Referral Sources”.


10/15/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird held a webinar for AAHomecare, titled “Buying and Selling a DME Supplier” from 2:30-4:00 p.m. EST on October 15th, 2015.


10/9-10/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Advice and Counsel and Legal Instruments” from 3:15-4:30 p.m. EST at the NCPA Ownership Workshop in National Harbor, MD on October 9th, 2015. Mr. Baird also presented “Good Contracts Make a Good Transaction: Protecting Your Interest” from 10:30-11:15 a.m. EST at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 2015 Annual Convention in National Harbor, MD on October 10th, 2015.


10/8/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented multiple topics for the Panhandle Human Resource Association for their Fall Seminar on October 8th, 2015.


10/1/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird spoke at the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) Conference in Welch, MN on October 1st, 2015. His topic was “Cash Sales and Baby Boomers: The Future is Now”.


10/1-2/15 – Richard F. Brown presented “Case Law Update” at the 33rd Annual Advanced Oil & Gas Energy Resources Law Course in Houston, Texas on October 1-2, 2015.


9/25/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented to the Amarillo West Rotary Club the topic of “Social Media” on September 25th, 2015.


9/24/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Compliance Your Most Important Profit Center” from 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. PST at Van G. Miller Executive Education Conference (VGM EEC) 2015 in Lake Tahoe, CA on September 12th, 2015.


9/22/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird spoke at the Pacific Association for Medical Equipment Services (PAMES) Annual Convention in Troutdale, OR on September 12th, 2015. His topic was “Strategic Decisions for the Next Five Years”.


9/17/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Implementing a Successful Compliance Program” from 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST and “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Its Specific Impact on Pharmacies” from 2:45-4:00 p.m. EST at the Mediware Home Care User Conference in Orlando, FL on September 17th, 2015.


9/10/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird held a webinar for AAHomecare, titled “Joint Ventures and Other Arrangements with Referral Sources” from 2:30-4:00 p.m. EST on September 10th, 2015.


8/27/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented to the International Association of Compounding Pharmacies “Hot Button Issues on the PBM’s Radar Screen” at the AdvancCE conference on May 13th, 2015.


8/25/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird held an AAHomecare webinar on August 25th, 2015. The topic was “Use of Social Media: What You Need to Know and Do”.


8/17/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Implementing a Successful Compliance Program” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST at the Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (GAMES) Annual Meeting in Buford, GA on August 17th, 2015.


8/12/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Oxygen Patients and the Law” from 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m. MST, “Arrangements that DME Suppliers Can Legally Enter Into with Physicians” from 2:40-3:40 p.m. MST and “Home Sleep Testing and the CPAP Supplier” from 4:20-5:20 p.m. MST at the Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (AMES) Conference in Fairmont, MT on August 12th, 2015.


8/12/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented to Regence the topic “Social Media” on August 12th, 2015.


7/21/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented a Mediware webinar, “The Successful Pharmacy Operation: Five Legal Landmines to Avoid” from 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST on July 21st, 2015.


7/14/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented an AAHomecare webinar, “Accountable Care Organizations: What They Mean to DME Suppliers” from 2:30-4:00 p.m. EST on July 14th, 2015.


6/24/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented a Medline webinar, “Retail Sales: A Critical Component of the Successful DME Supplier” from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST on June 24th, 2015.


6/17-18/15 – Denise M. Leard presented “Living in a Glass House: Preparing for and Responding to Increasingly Aggressive Audit and Review Activity by CMS Contractors” and “Nothing Stays the Same Forever: Regulatory Challenges Facing HME Suppliers” on June 17 and June 18, 2015, respectively, at the Van G. Miller (VGM) Heartland Conference in Waterloo, Iowa.


6/18/15 – Bradley W. Howard gave a webinar presentation on “Social Media” to the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association on June 18th, 2015.


6/11/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented an AAHomecare webinar, “After the Purchase is Complete: Transfer of Patient Files, Calling the Seller’s Patients, and Other Hot Button Issues” from 2:30-4:00 p.m. EST on June 11th, 2015.


6/5/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Oxygen Patients and the Law: Restarting the 36 Months, Pre-Screens, Use of Concentrators and Other Hot Button Issues” from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. EST at the South Carolina Medical Equipment Services Association (SCMESA) Conference in North Myrtle Beach, SC on June 5th, 2015.


6/4/15 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Retail Sales: A Critical Component of the DME Supplier” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST and “Innovative Marketing While Remaining Within Legal Parameters” from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. EST at the South Carolina Medical Equipment Services Association (SCMESA) Conference in North Myrtle Beach, SC on June 4th, 2015.


6/3/15 – Denise M. Leard and Bradley W. Howard co-presented “Hospice and Home Care Practices that Will Get You Investigated: Hot Button Issues for the Department of Justice” on June 3, 2015, at the Southwest/Gulf Coast Regional Home Care & Hospice Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana.


5/14-15/15 – Jeffery A. McCarn presented “Irregular Owners – Unleased, Nonparticipating, Unpooled, or Uncertain Owners and How to Manage the Issues” at the Institute for Energy Law 2nd Mineral Title Course in Houston, Texas on May 14th & 15th, 2015.


5/13/15 – Denise M. Leard presented to the Medical Managers of Amarillo the “The Interplay of the ADA, Family & Medical Leave Act, and Other Laws Affecting Employers” on May 13, 2015, at the Pavilion Auditorium in Amarillo, Texas.


5/13/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented to the Medical Managers of Amarillo “The Interplay of the ADA, Family & Medical Leave Act, and Other Laws Affecting Employers” on May 13th, 2015.


4/22/15 – Denise M. Leard presented “Nothing Stays the Same Forever: Hot Button Regulatory Challenges Facing HME Suppliers” at the Health Care Compliance Association 2015 Compliance Institute at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida on April 22, 2015.


3/31/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented “Advanced FMLA and ADA Issues” to the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association at the 2015 Annual Training Conference on February 31th, 2015.


3/21/15 – Denise M. Leard presented “Oxygen Patients and the Law: Restarting the 36-Month, Pre-Screens, Free Use of Concentrators, and Other Hot Button Issues” on March 30, 2015, at Medtrade in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was one of the panel members of the “Audit Power Panel and Round Table” as well as a facilitator in the Power Lunch “Audits: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Audits and More” on March 31, 2015.


2/26/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented “Advanced FMLA and ADA Issues” to the 2015 Employment Law Seminar in Amarillo, TX on February 26th, 2015.


2/19/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented “Bullying in the Workplace” to the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association via a webinar on February 19th, 2015.


2/3/15 – Bradley W. Howard presented “Social Media” to the Panhandle Human Resource Association on February 3rd, 2015.


12/17/14 – Richard F. Brown presented “Case Law Update” at the December meeting of the Dallas Bar Association-Energy Section.


10/20/14 – Jeffrey S. Baird, Bradley W. Howard, Elizabeth H. Jepson and Denise M. Leard spoke at the Medtrade Fall 2014 Conference and Expo in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Leard presented “Preparing for and Responding to Increasingly Aggressive Actions by the ZPICs, Accrediting Organizations and the NSC” and Mrs. Jepson’s topic was “How You Can Legally Structure Relationships with Physicians, Hospitals and Other Referral Sources.” Denise also presented “Legal Guidelines for Waiver or Reduction of Medicare and Commercial Co-Payments on October 21st. On October 22, 2014, Jeff Baird presented “After the Fact: How the Non-Contract Supplier Can Enter the Competitive Bid Arena.” Mr. Baird also presented “Marketing Programs and Arrangements with Referral Sources: What You Can…and Cannot…Do” on October 22nd with Ms. Jepson. Mr. Howard’s topic was “What Business Practices Will Get You Investigated: Hot-Button Issues for the Department of Justice on October 22nd. Mr. Baird’s topic of discussion on October 23rd was “Legal or Illegal Subcontracting.”


10/18/14 – Jeffrey S. Baird spoke on October 18, 2014 in Austin, Texas at the National Community Pharmacists Association. Mr. Baird’s presentation was titled “Good Contracts Make a Good Transaction: Protecting Your Interests.”


10/2-3/14 – Richard F. Brown presented “Case Law Update” at the 32nd Annual Advanced Oil & Gas Energy Resources Law Course in Houston, Texas on October 2-3, 2014.


10/1/14 – Bradley W. Howard held a webinar for the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association on October 1, 2014. His topic was titled “ADA Update.”


9/24/14 – Denise M. Leard spoke on September 24, 2014 in Austin, Texas at the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors Conference. Ms. Leard’s presentation was titled “Nothing Stays the Same Forever: Regulatory Challenges Facing HME Suppliers.”


9/24/14 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Legal Issues Facing the DME Industry” at the Colorado Association for Medical Equipment Services on September 24, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.


9/23/14 – Jeffrey S. Baird spoke at the Pacific Association for Medical Equipment Services in Tacoma, Washington on September 23, 2014. His topic was “A Look Ahead” Legal and Reimbursement Headliners and Guidance for 2014 and 2015.”


9/18/14 – Jeffrey S. Baird presented “Arrangements That DME Suppliers Can Legally Enter Into with Physicians and Other Referral Sources” and “After the Fact: How the Non-Contract Supplier Can Enter the Competitive Bid Arena” at the Medical Equipment Suppliers Association Fall 2014 Conference in Dallas, Texas on September 18, 2014.


6/19/14 – Bradley W. Howard spoke on June 19, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association Legal Hour. His topic was “An Americans With Disabilities Act Update.”


6/11-12/14 – Denise M. Leard spoke at the Heartland Conference 2014 in Waterloo, Iowa. Ms. Leard presented “The Performance Improvement Process: Friend or Foe…It’s Up to You” on June 11, 2014. On June 12, she presented “Putting the Brakes on Medicare Audit: Learn What You Can Do to Minimize Your Exposure.”


6/5-6/14 – Richard F. Brown spoke at the 2014 Oil, Gas, and Mineral Title Examination course in Houston, Texas on June 5th and 6th. His topic was “Irregular Owners – Unleased, Nonparticipating, Unpooled or Uncertain Owners and How to Manage the Issues.”


Additional Information

To request written materials or to obtain more information about upcoming speeches and presentations, contact Nicole Shannon.

Nicole Shannon, Administrator
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.
905 S. Fillmore, Suite 400
P.O. Box 9418
Amarillo, TX 79105
806-345-6300
nshannon@bf-law.com