Washington & West LLC

About Us


Linda Fotheringill, Esq.

Ms. Fotheringill &
Ms. Wade are the
lead developers of Quantum Appeals®,
a state-of-the art denial prevention and intervention software application.

Linda Fotheringill is a nationally recognized expert on denial and appeals management, is a founding member of Washington & West, LLC and is a partner in the law firm of Fotheringill & Wade, LLC. Ms. Fotheringill successfully assists hospitals across the country in overturning "hopeless" denials and generating millions of dollars in revenue that would otherwise be lost. She has also represented clients in insurance contract disputes and medical malpractice litigation. Ms. Fotheringill began her career as a hospital-based Physician Assistant in the areas of general surgery, oncology, neurosurgery and trauma. She also had fourteen years of experience in the insurance industry as a claims representative with Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland. Ms. Fotheringill graduated cum laude from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law. Her memberships include AAHAM, HFMA, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Ms. Fotheringill has published numerous articles on appeals and payment recovery in Hospital Case Management, Hospital Access Management, and Hospital Payment and Information Management. She co-founded the Denial Management Institute, and is on the Editorial Board of the RAC Monitor. Ms. Fotheringill has provided denial management education for organizations such as the American Hospital Association, the California Hospital Association, the Missouri Hospital Association, the Indiana Hospital Association, and the Georgia Hospital Association, among others. In addition, she has provided presentations for the HFMA National and HFMA Regional Chapters, as well as for AAHAM, CAHAM, and NAHAM.

Tracy A. Wade, Esq.

Tracy Wade is a Principal and Co-Founder of Washington & West, LLC. She has focused her entire career on the representation of hospitals and health care providers in their disputes with medical insurance carriers, managed care organizations and government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and CHAMPUS. Ms. Wade assists hospitals across the country with third-party payer revenue recovery, generating millions of dollars in revenue by resolving denied and underpaid medical insurance claims for her clients through written appeals and arbitration. She brings this extensive legal and denial management experience to her work with Washington & West. Ms. Wade has served as the lead developer and Project Manager for Quantum Appeals®, a superior denial management and tracking system that actually provides the tools to fight and prevent third party payor denials.

Ms. Wade gained an understanding and appreciation of fundamental hospital insurance issues while working her way through undergraduate and law school as a Registrar in the emergency departments of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and UCLA Medical Center. Ms. Wade graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the Supreme Court of California and the U.S. District Court for the District of California. Her memberships include AAHAM, HFMA, the Maryland State Bar Association, California State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. To contact Ms. Wade or find out more about our services, please contact us.

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