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Law Firms Hire Physicians to Help Defend Medical Billing Cases

It isn’t just plaintiffs lawyers who are looking to hire professionals with medical expertise to help point the way toward high-value tort claims.

A number of well-known law firms have recently hired nonlawyer physicians to bolster their defense practices, the On the Docket blog of Forbes magazine reports.

Among them is Atlanta-based Arnall Golden Gregory, at which Dr. Charles Whigham is now on the roster. A former Medicare Part B director for Aetna, he will now help clients facing government litigation over medical billing issues.

Foley Hoag, McDermott Will & Emory and at least two other firms also have doctors on staff to deal with medical billing litigation, On the Docket reports.

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