Linda Fotheringill is a nationally recognized expert on denial and appeals management and a partner in the law firm of Fotheringill & Wade, LLC. Ms. Fotheringill successfully assists hospitals across the country in overturning “hopeless” denials and generating millions of dollars in revenue that would otherwise be lost. She also represents clients in insurance contract disputes and medical malpractice litigation.
Ms. Fotheringill began her career as a hospital-based physician assistant in the areas of general surgery, oncology, neurosurgery and trauma. She also brings to Fotheringill & Wade 14 years of experience in the insurance industry as a claims representative with Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland.
As a nationally recognized expert, Ms. Fotheringill has published numerous articles on appeals and payment recovery in hospital case management, hospital access management, and hospital payment and information management. She co-founded the Denial Management Institute, serves on the editorial board of the RAC Monitor, and has provided denial management education for such organizations as the American Hospital Association, the California Hospital Association, the Missouri Hospital Association, the Indiana Hospital Association, and the Georgia Hospital Association. She regularly serves as a guest speaker and presenter at the national and regional chapters of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the National Association of Healthcare Administration Management (NAHAM) and at the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) and its affiliate chapter in California.
Ms. Fotheringill graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and holds memberships in the American Association of Healthcare Administration Management (AAHAM), the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Maryland State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD, cum laude
B.S., Towson State University
Physician Assistant Surgical Internship, Sinai Hospital
Physician Assistant, Essex Community College
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Tracy Wade is a co-founder and partner in the law firm of Fotheringill & Wade, LLC. Throughout her career, she has focused exclusively on the representation of hospitals and health care providers in their disputes with medical insurance carriers, managed care organizations and government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and what was formerly the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) and is now TRICARE.
In her current role, Ms. Wade assists hospitals across the country with third-party payer revenue recovery, generating millions of dollars in revenue by resolving denied and underpaid medical insurance claims for her clients through written appeals and arbitration. Ms. Wade acted as lead developer and project manager for Quantum Appeals®, a superior denial management and tracking software that provides a comprehensive, systematic way to fight and prevent third-party payer denials.
Ms. Wade brings extensive legal and denial management experience to her position at Fotheringill & Wade, LLC, dating back to her work as a registrar in the emergency departments of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. As a hospital registrar, she gained an understanding and appreciation of fundamental hospital insurance issues, while working her way through undergraduate and law school. Ms. Wade has served as a guest speaker and presenter at the national and regional chapters of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the National Association of Healthcare Administration Management (NAHAM) and at the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM).
Ms. Wade graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the Supreme Court of California and the U.S. District Court for the District of California. She is a member of the American Association of Healthcare Administration Management (AAHAM), the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Maryland State Bar Association, the California State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, OH
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