Ms. Desiree Charpentier, Esq.

Ms. Desiree Charpentier, Esq.: Attorney with Healthcare Legal Solutions, LLC

Biography

Ms. Charpentier’s principal area of practice is in healthcare with a focus on revenue cycle and third party payer disputes. She focuses on healthcare provider clients with an emphasis on managed care, governmental, state and third party payer reimbursement. She has represented hospitals involved in reimbursement and coverage disputes with insurance companies and other third-party payers. Ms. Charpentier has settled claims by carefully scrutinizing the provider’s managed care contracts and drafting administrative appeals. She has represented major corporate chains and obtained millions of dollars in reimbursement for clients. Matters appealed include institutional medical claims such as ERISA, Medicare audits, Medicaid, medical necessity (inpatient and outpatient), workers compensation, coverage and authorization –technical as well as clinical denials.
Prior to working for HLS, Ms. Charpentier worked at the law firm of Cadeaux & Taglieri, PC, a personal injury law firm. She assisted in all stages of litigation relating to personal injury, negligence, automobile accidents and insurance litigation. She also was a legal researcher for professors Starrs and Cunningham at the George Washington University Law Center and a research associate for the Environmental Lawyer Journal.
Previously, Ms. Charpentier taught at the University of Virginia and later became an Adjunct Professor/Lecturer at George Mason and George Washington Universities.

Areas of Practice (30)

  • Managed Care contract review
  • Auditing
  • Underpayment recoveries
  • Review of contractual allowances
  • Research and legal applications
  • Patient advocacy
  • Substantive appeals
  • ERISA claims
  • Workers compensation
  • Stop loss provisions
  • Contract interpretation
  • Illegal clauses and procedures
  • Mandated benefits
  • Limitations of State and Federal laws
  • ERISA
  • HIPAA
  • COBRA
  • Patient protection laws
  • Timely filing
  • Misverification of benefits
  • Non-covered treatment
  • Wrongful delay
  • Usual and customary rates
  • Refund requests and offsets
  • Out-of-network provider
  • Coordination of benefits
  • Medical necessity
  • Authorization denial
  • Pre-existing condition
  • Recission

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-355-7178  Phone
202-962-0306  Phone
202-962-0308  Fax
www.hlsllc.com
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., 1995; University of Virginia, M.A., 1997
Law School Attended:
George Washinton University Law School, J.D., Juris Doctor, 2001
Year of First Admission:
2003
Admission:
2003, Maryland State Bar
Memberships:
American Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, Maryland Bar Association, American Administrative Healthcare Management Association (AAHAM), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Languages:
French and Spanish
ISLN:
917623224

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