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Curtis Greer
JD
Mr. Greer has been in private practice since 1988. In the early part of his career, Mr. Greer represented swindled investors and consumers in class action litigation against the likes of Charles Keating, Jr., Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken.

Since 1993, Mr. Greer has defended the legal interests of Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, and other healthcare providers, including Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Chiropractors and Acupuncturists. He has handled more than 1,000 Podiatric malpractice claims and has represented hundreds of doctors in administrative matters, including Medical Board accusations, Medi-Cal and Medicare audits, hospital and surgery center disciplinary matters and managed care disputes.

Mr. Greer lectures nationally on legal issues impacting the practice of medicine and is well published. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the California College of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University and previously taught Juris Prudence as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. In 2001, his commitment to Podiatric Medicine was acknowledged when the California College of Podiatric Medicine awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science degree. He is also General Counsel for the California Podiatric Medical Association and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.

EDUCATION

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Bachelor in Business Administration 1985
California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1988.
Foot and Ankle Anatomy and Podiatric Procedures, cadaveric surgery course, Alavy Foot & Ankle Institute, Doctor’s Hospital of West Covina, Sept. 24, 2004.



EMPLOYMENT

Reniche & Krause, Associate, civil litigation 1987-1989.
Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, Associate, class action litigation 1990-1993
Colton, Roesser & Greer, class action and professional liability litigation 1993-1997.
California Podiatric Medical Association, General Counsel, 1997 to present.
American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, General Counsel, 1998 to present.
Law Offices of Greer & Associates, APC, Principal, 1997 to present.
Midwestern University, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jurisprudence, 2006 and 2007.
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College, Adjunct Professor of Jurisprudence (Formerly California College of Podiatric Medicine) 2001 to present.

DISTINCTIONS/AWARDS

Editor-in Chief, Adelphia Law Journal, 1987-1988.

Multi-Disciplinary Academy of Affiliated Medical Arts, Charter Member and Advisory Board Officer, December 1, 1999.

Distinguished Service Award, “for outstanding service and dedication to the CPMA, the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and the patients they serve,” California Podiatric Medical Association, May 26, 2000.

Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, California School of Podiatric Medicine, May 25, 2001.

Meritorious Service Award, California Podiatric Medical Association, 2001.
Teaching Interest
Patient Rights
Medical Ethics
Reimbursement Trends and Issues
Courses Taught
Juris Prudence
Peer Reviewed Publications
PUBLICATIONS

Editor-in-Chief of the Adelphia Law Journal from 1987-1988.

Greer, C.K., “Practicing Medicine for Your Lawyer: Intraoperative Decision Making,” Footlights, PICA, Vol. 4, 1997.

Greer, C.K., “Medi-Medi Lawsuit Filed for Members,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jul/Aug 1997.

Greer, C.K., “CPMA Counsel Attacks Discriminatory Practices,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 1997.

Greer, C.K., “Be Prepared and Know Your Rights When Testifying,” The California Podiatric Physician, Nov/Dec 1997.

Greer, C.K., “Protect Yourself from BPM Complaints,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jan/Feb 1998.

Greer, C.K., “L3000 Code: Appropriate for Functional Orthotic,” The California Podiatric Physician, Mar/Apr 1998.
Greer, C.K., “Alert: Physician Liable for Surgery He Didn’t Perform,” The California Podiatric Physician, May/June 1998.

Greer, C.K., “Intra-Operative Decision Making and Informed Consent: Keep on Safe Legal Ground,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 1998.

Greer, C.K., “Medicare/Medi-Cal Audit Alert: Be Ready,” The California Podiatric Physician, Nov/Dec 1989.

Greer, C.K., “Medicare Audit Alert: Provider Contract Scrutinized,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 1999.

Greer, C.K., “Medicare Denial of Benefit Appeals: Know Your Rights, Don’t Give Up,” The California Podiatric Physician, Nov/Dec 1999.

Greer, C.K., West, J.K., Medicare Audit Handbook, PICA, Nashville, TN, 1999.

Greer, C.K., “Fighting Reimbursement Demands,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jan/Feb 2000.

Greer, C.K., “BPM Citations and Fines: Expect Frequency to Continue,” The California Podiatric Physician, Mar/Apr 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Legal Issues Continue Across a Broad Spectrum,” The California Podiatric Physician, May/June 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Fighting Late Payments,” The California Podiatric Physician, July/Aug 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Medicare Pays Podiatrists for Assisting in Orthopedic Procedures,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Battle Against Discriminatory Practices Continues,” The California Podiatric Physician, Nov/Dec 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Don’t be Fooled: We Need the B.P.M.,” The California Podiatric Physician, Mar/Apr 2001.

Greer, C.K., “Informed Consent: A Surgeon’s Best Protection,” The California Podiatric Physician, May/June 2001.

Greer, C.K., “Blue Cross Class Action Certified by Court,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 2001.

Greer, C.K., “Make a Stand on H&P’s,” The California Podiatric Physician, Mar/Apr 2002.

Greer, C.K., “Slow Paying Entities Targeted,” The California Podiatric Physician, July/Aug 2002.

Greer, C.K., “The Battle Over H&P Privileges,” The California Podiatric Physician, May/June 2003.

Greer, C.K., “New Law Attacks Late Payments,” The California Podiatric Physician, Apr/May/June 2004.

Greer, C.K., “Medi-Cal Audit Alert: -ZM Modifiers,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jan/Feb/Mar 2005.

Greer, C.K., “CPMA Flexes Its Legal Muscle,” The California Podiatric Physician, Apr/May/June 2005.

Greer, C.K., “Navigating the Rough Seas of Estate Planning,” The California Podiatric Physician, July/Aug/Sept 2005.

Greer, C.K., “Employment Laws: Forget-Me-Not,” The California Podiatric Physician, Oct/Nov/Dec 2005.

Greer, C.K., “CPT Consultation Codes Being Scrutinized,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jan/Feb 2007.

Greer, C.K., “H&P Privileging Update” and “Reminder: Read the Fine Print,” The California Podiatric Physician, April/May 2007.

Greer, C.K., “California Labor Law: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished,” The California Podiatric Physician, Febuary/March 2008.

Greer, C.K., “Power to the Patient: Medicine Meets the First Amendment,” The California Podiatric Physician, April/May 2008.

Greer, C.K., “H&P Privileging Update: United We Stand,” The California Podiatric Physician, October/November 2008.

Greer, C.K., “A Tutorial on the Use of Unlicensed Medical Assistants,” The California Podiatric Physician, January-March 2009.

Greer, C.K., “H&P Update” and “Watch for Kickback Schemes,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2009.

Greer, C.K., “Dealing with the Medi-Calamity,” The California Podiatric Physician, July/August 2009.

Greer, C.K., “Off-Label Use and Advertising,” The California Podiatric Physician, October-December 2009.

Greer, C.K., “Kickbacks-Redux,” The California Podiatric Physician, January-March 2010.

Greer, C.K., “California “Use Tax Enforcement” and “Legal Update: CRNA Scope of Practice Challenged; Off Label Usage; Stark Revisited; and Corporate Practice of Medicine,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2010.

Greer, C.K., “Effectively Communicating with the Hearing Impaired,” The California Podiatric Physician, October-December 2010.

Greer, C.K., “Off-Label Use and Advertising,” “Referral Fees,” and “Informed Consent,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2011.



Greer, C.K., “A Tale of Two Medical Records: An EMR Story,” The California Podiatric Physician, October-December 2011.

Greer, C.K., “Dealing with Patient Identify Theft,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2012

Greer, C.K., “Charging Interest on Late Payments,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2012

PRESENTATIONS

“Medicare: Issues, Answers and Compliance,” Podiatry Institute Complications and Consequences of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Seminar, Park City, Utah, February 12, 2000.

“Patients’ Rights: How to Handle Requests for Information by Patients, Insurance Companies and Government Agencies,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2000, Los Angeles, California, February 19, 2000.

“For the Record: Sound Medicare Charting and Documentation Practices,” Podiatry Institute, Complications and Consequences of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Seminar, Hilton Head, South Carolina, July 1, 2000.

“Podiatric Risk Management,” Podiatry Institute - Mid-Atlantic Podiatric Medical Association, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2000.

“Medical-Legal Issues in Podiatry Today,” BAJA Project for Crippled Children, Los Angeles, California, January 18, 2001.

“Medical/Legal Issues - The Assistant’s Role,” Twenty First Annual Southern California Treasure Hunt Seminar, Los Angeles, California, February 3, 2001.

“Malpractice Risk Management Series: Mock Trial,” Podiatry Institute, Complication and Consequences of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Seminar, Park City, Utah, February 8, 2001.

“Your Worst Nightmare,” analysis of selected legal cases, Podiatry Institute, Complication and Consequences of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Seminar, Park City, Utah, February 10, 2001.

“Medicare Audits and Compliance Programs,” CPMA Western Conference, May 25, 2001.

“Medicare Compliance,” Florida Podiatric Medical Association Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida, June 15, 2001.

“Medicare Compliance,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Charleston, South Carolina, June 30, 2001.

“Informed Consent: How You Can Help!” APMA National Conference, Podiatric Medical Assistants Educational Program, Chicago, Illinois, August 17, 2001.

“Medicare Compliance Programs,” APMA National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 19, 2001,

“Medicare Compliance,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Kansas City, Missouri, September 8, 2001

“Medicare Compliance Programs,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, San Diego, California, September 29, 2001.

“You be the Judge: a PICA Mock Trial Demonstration, Informed Consent Lecture and a Medicare Compliance Program,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Washington, D.C., October 12 - 14, 2001.

“Legal Issues: What to Say to Patients,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2002, Los Angeles, California, January 12, 2002.

“Forms of Communication: Good Habits of Record Keeping and Office Systems,” Podiatry Institute, Current Trends and Techniques in Modern Foot and Ankle Surgery Seminar, Park City, Utah, March 16, 2002.

“Risk Management and the Role of the Assistant,” CPMA Western Conference,
Anaheim, California, June 21, 2002.

“Patient Communication and Medical Documentation,” Podiatry Institute Seminar - Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, San Diego, California, September 19, 2002.

“Medicare Compliance: the Office Staff Version,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2002, Los Angeles, California, January 12, 2002.

“Medical-Legal Issues in Podiatry Today,” BAJA Project for Crippled Children 2002 Annual Seminar, Los Angeles, California, May 16, 2002.

“Patient Care Issues - the Top 10,” The 2002 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 23, 2002.

“Medico-Legal Communications,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2003, Los Angeles, California, January 15, 2003.

“Patient Safety Explosion,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Overland Park, Kansas, September 11, 2003.

“Medical-Legal Issues in Podiatry Today,” BAJA Project for Crippled Children 2003 Annual Seminar, Los Angeles, California, November 6, 2003.

“Patient Safety Explosion,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 23, 2004.

“An Explosion in Patient Safety,” American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Conference, San Diego, California, February 13, 2004.

“The Chain of Communication: Are You the Weakest Link?” Podiatry Institute Seminars: Park City, Utah, February 5, 2005;
Hilton Head, South Carolina, July 23, 2005; and
San Diego, California, September 22, 2005.

“Staying Informed With Consent,” and “Medical Legal Lecture (What to Say and What not to Say),” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2006, Los Angeles, California, January 14, 2006.

“Why you should wear a belt and suspenders: communication and documentation techniques to use when dealing with problem patients,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2003, Los Angeles, California, January 27, 2007.

“Is Your Practice in Jeopardy?” The 2007 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 25, 2007.

“Greer’s Anatomy: sharp and blunt dissection of current legal issues impacting medical record keeping,” Keynote Speaker, MediNotes Third Annual User Group Conference, Chicago, Ill., June 26, 2007.

“Here Comes the Judge: Risk Management and Outcomes”; “Is Your Practice in Jeopardy?”; and “Take it to the Next Level - Don’t Just Act or React, Think it Through,” The 2007 Golden State Podiatric Medical Seminar, Oakland, California, November 9, 2007.

“Accountability and the Assistant,” The 2008 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 20, 2008.

“Medical-Legal Ramifications of Pain,” The 2008 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 20, 2008.

“Risk Management: Reading Patients,” The 2008 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 21, 2008.

“Risk Management: Current Trends,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2009, Los Angeles, California, February 7, 2009.

“Medical-Legal Issues: Things to Do or Things Not to Do,” The 2009 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 25, 2009.

“Risk Management: Making Worries Disappear,” The 2009 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 25, 2009.

“Risk Management: Transitions in the office,” The 2009 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 27, 2009.

“Emerging Legal Issues in Podiatry,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2010, Los Angeles, California, February 6, 2010.

“Meet the Masters,” internet talk show by Podiatric Success, June 1, 2010.

“Medical-Legal Series: Problem Case Presentations (bunion, pediatric, nonunion, trauma and diabetes),” The 2009 Western Foot and Ankle Conference, Anaheim, California, June 12, 2011.


“Medical Jurisprudence and the Assistant,” The 2010 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 26, 2010.


“Surgical Complications: the Medical-Legal Approach,” The 2010 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 27, 2010.

“Legal Ramifications of Providing Wound Care Services,” CSPM Alumni and Associates Wound Care Update and Hands-on Workshop, Oakland, California, May 7, 2011.

“Juris Prudence Workshop,” Western University School of Podiatric Medicine, Pomona, California, May17, 2011.

“Estate Planing Workshops,” Walters & Ward, APC, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego California, March through June, 2012

“Risk Management: Knowing Your Boundaries,” The 2012Western Foot and Ankle Conference, Anaheim, California, June 29 2012.

Contact Info

Name
Curtis Greer
JD
Title
Adjunct Instructor
Department
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Email

Faculty Profile

Curtis Greer
Curtis
Greer
JD
Adjunct Instructor
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
cgreer@samuelmerritt.edu
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Mr. Greer has been in private practice since 1988. In the early part of his career, Mr. Greer represented swindled investors and consumers in class action litigation against the likes of Charles Keating, Jr., Ivan Boesky and Michael Milken.

Since 1993, Mr. Greer has defended the legal interests of Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, and other healthcare providers, including Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Chiropractors and Acupuncturists. He has handled more than 1,000 Podiatric malpractice claims and has represented hundreds of doctors in administrative matters, including Medical Board accusations, Medi-Cal and Medicare audits, hospital and surgery center disciplinary matters and managed care disputes.

Mr. Greer lectures nationally on legal issues impacting the practice of medicine and is well published. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the California College of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University and previously taught Juris Prudence as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. In 2001, his commitment to Podiatric Medicine was acknowledged when the California College of Podiatric Medicine awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science degree. He is also General Counsel for the California Podiatric Medical Association and the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.

EDUCATION

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Bachelor in Business Administration 1985
California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1988.
Foot and Ankle Anatomy and Podiatric Procedures, cadaveric surgery course, Alavy Foot & Ankle Institute, Doctor’s Hospital of West Covina, Sept. 24, 2004.



EMPLOYMENT

Reniche & Krause, Associate, civil litigation 1987-1989.
Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, Associate, class action litigation 1990-1993
Colton, Roesser & Greer, class action and professional liability litigation 1993-1997.
California Podiatric Medical Association, General Counsel, 1997 to present.
American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, General Counsel, 1998 to present.
Law Offices of Greer & Associates, APC, Principal, 1997 to present.
Midwestern University, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jurisprudence, 2006 and 2007.
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt College, Adjunct Professor of Jurisprudence (Formerly California College of Podiatric Medicine) 2001 to present.

DISTINCTIONS/AWARDS

Editor-in Chief, Adelphia Law Journal, 1987-1988.

Multi-Disciplinary Academy of Affiliated Medical Arts, Charter Member and Advisory Board Officer, December 1, 1999.

Distinguished Service Award, “for outstanding service and dedication to the CPMA, the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and the patients they serve,” California Podiatric Medical Association, May 26, 2000.

Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, California School of Podiatric Medicine, May 25, 2001.

Meritorious Service Award, California Podiatric Medical Association, 2001.
Patient Rights
Medical Ethics
Reimbursement Trends and Issues
Juris Prudence
PUBLICATIONS

Editor-in-Chief of the Adelphia Law Journal from 1987-1988.

Greer, C.K., “Practicing Medicine for Your Lawyer: Intraoperative Decision Making,” Footlights, PICA, Vol. 4, 1997.

Greer, C.K., “Medi-Medi Lawsuit Filed for Members,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jul/Aug 1997.

Greer, C.K., “CPMA Counsel Attacks Discriminatory Practices,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 1997.

Greer, C.K., “Be Prepared and Know Your Rights When Testifying,” The California Podiatric Physician, Nov/Dec 1997.

Greer, C.K., “Protect Yourself from BPM Complaints,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jan/Feb 1998.

Greer, C.K., “L3000 Code: Appropriate for Functional Orthotic,” The California Podiatric Physician, Mar/Apr 1998.
Greer, C.K., “Alert: Physician Liable for Surgery He Didn’t Perform,” The California Podiatric Physician, May/June 1998.

Greer, C.K., “Intra-Operative Decision Making and Informed Consent: Keep on Safe Legal Ground,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 1998.

Greer, C.K., “Medicare/Medi-Cal Audit Alert: Be Ready,” The California Podiatric Physician, Nov/Dec 1989.

Greer, C.K., “Medicare Audit Alert: Provider Contract Scrutinized,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 1999.

Greer, C.K., “Medicare Denial of Benefit Appeals: Know Your Rights, Don’t Give Up,” The California Podiatric Physician, Nov/Dec 1999.

Greer, C.K., West, J.K., Medicare Audit Handbook, PICA, Nashville, TN, 1999.

Greer, C.K., “Fighting Reimbursement Demands,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jan/Feb 2000.

Greer, C.K., “BPM Citations and Fines: Expect Frequency to Continue,” The California Podiatric Physician, Mar/Apr 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Legal Issues Continue Across a Broad Spectrum,” The California Podiatric Physician, May/June 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Fighting Late Payments,” The California Podiatric Physician, July/Aug 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Medicare Pays Podiatrists for Assisting in Orthopedic Procedures,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Battle Against Discriminatory Practices Continues,” The California Podiatric Physician, Nov/Dec 2000.

Greer, C.K., “Don’t be Fooled: We Need the B.P.M.,” The California Podiatric Physician, Mar/Apr 2001.

Greer, C.K., “Informed Consent: A Surgeon’s Best Protection,” The California Podiatric Physician, May/June 2001.

Greer, C.K., “Blue Cross Class Action Certified by Court,” The California Podiatric Physician, Sept/Oct 2001.

Greer, C.K., “Make a Stand on H&P’s,” The California Podiatric Physician, Mar/Apr 2002.

Greer, C.K., “Slow Paying Entities Targeted,” The California Podiatric Physician, July/Aug 2002.

Greer, C.K., “The Battle Over H&P Privileges,” The California Podiatric Physician, May/June 2003.

Greer, C.K., “New Law Attacks Late Payments,” The California Podiatric Physician, Apr/May/June 2004.

Greer, C.K., “Medi-Cal Audit Alert: -ZM Modifiers,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jan/Feb/Mar 2005.

Greer, C.K., “CPMA Flexes Its Legal Muscle,” The California Podiatric Physician, Apr/May/June 2005.

Greer, C.K., “Navigating the Rough Seas of Estate Planning,” The California Podiatric Physician, July/Aug/Sept 2005.

Greer, C.K., “Employment Laws: Forget-Me-Not,” The California Podiatric Physician, Oct/Nov/Dec 2005.

Greer, C.K., “CPT Consultation Codes Being Scrutinized,” The California Podiatric Physician, Jan/Feb 2007.

Greer, C.K., “H&P Privileging Update” and “Reminder: Read the Fine Print,” The California Podiatric Physician, April/May 2007.

Greer, C.K., “California Labor Law: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished,” The California Podiatric Physician, Febuary/March 2008.

Greer, C.K., “Power to the Patient: Medicine Meets the First Amendment,” The California Podiatric Physician, April/May 2008.

Greer, C.K., “H&P Privileging Update: United We Stand,” The California Podiatric Physician, October/November 2008.

Greer, C.K., “A Tutorial on the Use of Unlicensed Medical Assistants,” The California Podiatric Physician, January-March 2009.

Greer, C.K., “H&P Update” and “Watch for Kickback Schemes,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2009.

Greer, C.K., “Dealing with the Medi-Calamity,” The California Podiatric Physician, July/August 2009.

Greer, C.K., “Off-Label Use and Advertising,” The California Podiatric Physician, October-December 2009.

Greer, C.K., “Kickbacks-Redux,” The California Podiatric Physician, January-March 2010.

Greer, C.K., “California “Use Tax Enforcement” and “Legal Update: CRNA Scope of Practice Challenged; Off Label Usage; Stark Revisited; and Corporate Practice of Medicine,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2010.

Greer, C.K., “Effectively Communicating with the Hearing Impaired,” The California Podiatric Physician, October-December 2010.

Greer, C.K., “Off-Label Use and Advertising,” “Referral Fees,” and “Informed Consent,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2011.



Greer, C.K., “A Tale of Two Medical Records: An EMR Story,” The California Podiatric Physician, October-December 2011.

Greer, C.K., “Dealing with Patient Identify Theft,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2012

Greer, C.K., “Charging Interest on Late Payments,” The California Podiatric Physician, April-June 2012

PRESENTATIONS

“Medicare: Issues, Answers and Compliance,” Podiatry Institute Complications and Consequences of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Seminar, Park City, Utah, February 12, 2000.

“Patients’ Rights: How to Handle Requests for Information by Patients, Insurance Companies and Government Agencies,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2000, Los Angeles, California, February 19, 2000.

“For the Record: Sound Medicare Charting and Documentation Practices,” Podiatry Institute, Complications and Consequences of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Seminar, Hilton Head, South Carolina, July 1, 2000.

“Podiatric Risk Management,” Podiatry Institute - Mid-Atlantic Podiatric Medical Association, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2000.

“Medical-Legal Issues in Podiatry Today,” BAJA Project for Crippled Children, Los Angeles, California, January 18, 2001.

“Medical/Legal Issues - The Assistant’s Role,” Twenty First Annual Southern California Treasure Hunt Seminar, Los Angeles, California, February 3, 2001.

“Malpractice Risk Management Series: Mock Trial,” Podiatry Institute, Complication and Consequences of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Seminar, Park City, Utah, February 8, 2001.

“Your Worst Nightmare,” analysis of selected legal cases, Podiatry Institute, Complication and Consequences of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Seminar, Park City, Utah, February 10, 2001.

“Medicare Audits and Compliance Programs,” CPMA Western Conference, May 25, 2001.

“Medicare Compliance,” Florida Podiatric Medical Association Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida, June 15, 2001.

“Medicare Compliance,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Charleston, South Carolina, June 30, 2001.

“Informed Consent: How You Can Help!” APMA National Conference, Podiatric Medical Assistants Educational Program, Chicago, Illinois, August 17, 2001.

“Medicare Compliance Programs,” APMA National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 19, 2001,

“Medicare Compliance,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Kansas City, Missouri, September 8, 2001

“Medicare Compliance Programs,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, San Diego, California, September 29, 2001.

“You be the Judge: a PICA Mock Trial Demonstration, Informed Consent Lecture and a Medicare Compliance Program,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Washington, D.C., October 12 - 14, 2001.

“Legal Issues: What to Say to Patients,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2002, Los Angeles, California, January 12, 2002.

“Forms of Communication: Good Habits of Record Keeping and Office Systems,” Podiatry Institute, Current Trends and Techniques in Modern Foot and Ankle Surgery Seminar, Park City, Utah, March 16, 2002.

“Risk Management and the Role of the Assistant,” CPMA Western Conference,
Anaheim, California, June 21, 2002.

“Patient Communication and Medical Documentation,” Podiatry Institute Seminar - Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Leg, San Diego, California, September 19, 2002.

“Medicare Compliance: the Office Staff Version,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2002, Los Angeles, California, January 12, 2002.

“Medical-Legal Issues in Podiatry Today,” BAJA Project for Crippled Children 2002 Annual Seminar, Los Angeles, California, May 16, 2002.

“Patient Care Issues - the Top 10,” The 2002 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 23, 2002.

“Medico-Legal Communications,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2003, Los Angeles, California, January 15, 2003.

“Patient Safety Explosion,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Overland Park, Kansas, September 11, 2003.

“Medical-Legal Issues in Podiatry Today,” BAJA Project for Crippled Children 2003 Annual Seminar, Los Angeles, California, November 6, 2003.

“Patient Safety Explosion,” Podiatry Institute Seminar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 23, 2004.

“An Explosion in Patient Safety,” American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Conference, San Diego, California, February 13, 2004.

“The Chain of Communication: Are You the Weakest Link?” Podiatry Institute Seminars: Park City, Utah, February 5, 2005;
Hilton Head, South Carolina, July 23, 2005; and
San Diego, California, September 22, 2005.

“Staying Informed With Consent,” and “Medical Legal Lecture (What to Say and What not to Say),” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2006, Los Angeles, California, January 14, 2006.

“Why you should wear a belt and suspenders: communication and documentation techniques to use when dealing with problem patients,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2003, Los Angeles, California, January 27, 2007.

“Is Your Practice in Jeopardy?” The 2007 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 25, 2007.

“Greer’s Anatomy: sharp and blunt dissection of current legal issues impacting medical record keeping,” Keynote Speaker, MediNotes Third Annual User Group Conference, Chicago, Ill., June 26, 2007.

“Here Comes the Judge: Risk Management and Outcomes”; “Is Your Practice in Jeopardy?”; and “Take it to the Next Level - Don’t Just Act or React, Think it Through,” The 2007 Golden State Podiatric Medical Seminar, Oakland, California, November 9, 2007.

“Accountability and the Assistant,” The 2008 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 20, 2008.

“Medical-Legal Ramifications of Pain,” The 2008 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 20, 2008.

“Risk Management: Reading Patients,” The 2008 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 21, 2008.

“Risk Management: Current Trends,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2009, Los Angeles, California, February 7, 2009.

“Medical-Legal Issues: Things to Do or Things Not to Do,” The 2009 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 25, 2009.

“Risk Management: Making Worries Disappear,” The 2009 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 25, 2009.

“Risk Management: Transitions in the office,” The 2009 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 27, 2009.

“Emerging Legal Issues in Podiatry,” Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association Treasure Hunt 2010, Los Angeles, California, February 6, 2010.

“Meet the Masters,” internet talk show by Podiatric Success, June 1, 2010.

“Medical-Legal Series: Problem Case Presentations (bunion, pediatric, nonunion, trauma and diabetes),” The 2009 Western Foot and Ankle Conference, Anaheim, California, June 12, 2011.


“Medical Jurisprudence and the Assistant,” The 2010 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 26, 2010.


“Surgical Complications: the Medical-Legal Approach,” The 2010 Western Podiatric Medical Congress, Anaheim, California, June 27, 2010.

“Legal Ramifications of Providing Wound Care Services,” CSPM Alumni and Associates Wound Care Update and Hands-on Workshop, Oakland, California, May 7, 2011.

“Juris Prudence Workshop,” Western University School of Podiatric Medicine, Pomona, California, May17, 2011.

“Estate Planing Workshops,” Walters & Ward, APC, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego California, March through June, 2012

“Risk Management: Knowing Your Boundaries,” The 2012Western Foot and Ankle Conference, Anaheim, California, June 29 2012.

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