Richard K Baer, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Richard K Baer, MD & Associates, LLC
  • Phone: (773) 477-0201
  • Cell: (312) 485-5979
  • Fax: (773) 477-0202
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Fraud and Health Informatics

Specialty Focus: Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, Medicare audit, Medicaid audit, medical coding, medical reimbursement, Medicare coverage, third-party payer coverage, medical qui tam

Education: BA, University of Illinois; MD, University of Illinois; MA, Northwestern University

Years in Practice: 38

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 6

Additional Information

Richard K. Baer, M.D., is engaged in consulting for clients requiring expertise in medical policy, claims data analysis, claims coding and claims processing edits, Medicare audits, and clinical trials compliance. Dr. Baer has served as expert witness and consultant to the US Department of Justice and private law firms for Medicare litigation cases. He has served as Medicare Contract Medical Director for the Midwest Program Integrity Contractor, the Recovery Auditor for Region A in the northeast United States, the RAC Validation Contractor and was the Lead Medical Director for National Government Services (NGS), one of the nation’s largest Medicare administrative contractors (MAC). At NGS Dr. Baer had responsibilities for oversight of all medical policy activities for Medicare Parts A and B in all states in NGS’ jurisdictions. Dr. Baer has been an AHIMA certified ICD-10 trainer since 2011. Dr. Baer attended the University of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine in Chicago and completed residency training in psychiatry at the University of Illinois Hospitals. Dr. Baer practiced psychiatry for 12 years before joining Medicare in April 1994.