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Kneiser
Mary Kneiser

State: MI

Dr. Mary Kneiser is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician at Ability Assessments in St. Claire Shores, Michigan. Dr. Kneiser has been a member of the AANEM for 17 years and was one of the first physicians to take the ABEM MOC exam in 2002. She has served as an oral examiner for the ABPMR for the past four years and brings a unique perspective on the technical side of testing with her engineering degree. Dr. Kneiser has been educating claims adjusters since 2003. While the sources of fraudulent studies may change over the years, Kneiser’s message hasn’t: “It is important that we as physicians have open lines of communication with adjusters,” she explained. “Adjusters have a variety of experience levels and backgrounds, and when we are dealing with them we have to recognize that.” Kneiser hopes her audiences learn a sense of how to tell a quality study from a poor one. “We have to take the time to educate adjusters so they continue to value EDX studies in diagnosing patients,” she said. “ Kneiser has served as a State Liaison since 2009, when the program began.

Kumar
Anandeep Kumar

State: MI

Dr. Anandeep Kumar is a Physiatrist and Medical Director of Inpatient Physiatry & Allegiance Rehabilitation Services in Jackson, MI and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served as the State Advocacy Liaison program for Iowa, and has been member of the AANEM and the State Liaison Program for over 10 years. Dr. Kumar is a strong advocate of physician leadership in legislative advocacy, clinical and fiscal reimbursement matters.

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