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Free Webinar Demystifies Medicaid Risk for Providers

CRANFORD, N.J., October 24, 2016 – Providers concerned about the Medicaid program will have an opportunity to learn how to navigate the risks during a free webinar on November 9 offered by Meeker Sharkey & Hurley and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Led by former Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey Ivan J. Punchatz, Esq., the webinar “Medicaid and the Risk to Providers” will address the penalties, audits, criminal investigations and other exposures faced by providers.

“Medicaid participation exposes providers to government rules and regulations,” said Tom Sharkey, president, Meeker Sharkey & Hurley. “Our free webinar will demystify Medicaid for our providers and will detail ways they can proactively seek to limit their exposure.”

Punchatz is a health care attorney who has practiced in health care law for more than 30 years. The former deputy attorney general for New Jersey, he has argued successfully before the New Jersey Supreme Court in cases involving Medicaid fraud and abuse penalties, rule-making procedures and health benefits based on disability. He is a shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

The webinar will be moderated by Rich Skorupski, CIC, CRM, CPCU, senior vice president, Meeker, Sharkey & Hurley. For 30 years, he has provided services and designed programs of insurance for nonprofit agencies, with clients ranging from Arc’s, Cerebral Palsy, autistic, and mental health agencies to advocacy, halfway houses and YMCA/YWCA programs. Skorupski currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Supportive Housing Association of NJ.

The webinar is on November 9 from 1-2 p.m. To register for the program, visit Registrants will be granted access to the webinar video, which can be viewed at their convenience. Presentation materials will also be available for download.

About Meeker Sharkey & Hurley

Serving the community since the 1860s, Meeker Sharkey & Hurley provides both personal and commercial insurance, employee benefits and risk management services. In 2014, the firm merged with the James F. Hurley Insurance Agency.   The firm is noted for its dedicated associates, high-quality client experiences, personal attention, and customized commercial risk management and benefit strategies for mid-market companies in the Tri-State region. For more information, visit

About Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC ( brings true partnership to our clients. We understand the service and partnership attributes our clients most value and have formalized a model for consistently achieving them. The firm has more than 530 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with offices in 19 cities in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.



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