ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 10, 2009 — Detroit-area lawyer Andrew B. Wachler has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of health care law. For more than a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.
For nearly 30 years, Wachler has counseled health care providers and organizations nationwide in a variety of health care legal matters. In addition, he writes and speaks nationally to professional organizations and other entities on health care law topics such as Medicare appeals, Stark and fraud and abuse and HIPAA.
In 2005, when the Medicare appeals process changed for the first time in more than 25 years, Andrew Wachler was called upon to author an article about the revised Medicare appeals process for the American Bar Association Health Law Section publication, The Health Lawyer, a publication distributed to over 11,000 business and health lawyers nationally. And, in 2008, as the RAC demonstration program ended and health care providers and suppliers braced themselves for the permanent RAC program, attorneys from Wachler & Associates, P.C. were tapped to submit another legal analysis for The Health Lawyer.
In August 2009, Wachler was published in the ABA The Health Lawyer analyzing the Medicaid Integrity Program, which is the new Medicaid initiative to audit providers.
Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 2.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. The annual, advertisement-free publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The Best Lawyers in America also reaches the largest and most targeted audience of any peer-review listing in the legal profession. The Best Lawyers Board of Advisors includes legal luminaries from almost every major world economy as well as general counsel from global companies with business on every continent.
Royal Oak, Mich.-based Wachler & Associates, P.C. has served the legal needs of health care providers nationwide for more than 20 years. The firm specializes in all aspects of health care law, including health care business transactions, stark and fraud and abuse analysis, regulatory compliance, billing and reimbursement issues, third party payor and government audits, provider participation and deselection matters, licensure and staff privilege matters, defense of civil and criminal healthcare fraud issues and Certificates of Need.