September 2012 Archives

September 12, 2012

"Compliance Update: RAC, HIPAA/HITECH, Hospital and Physician Compliance"

We are pleased to announce that Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Claudia Hinrichsen, Esq. will be speaking at the upcoming Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) of Western New York education session entitled "Compliance Update: RAC, HIPAA/HITECH, Hospital and Physician Compliance" scheduled for Friday, September 28, from 8:30am-12:00pm EDT.

Ms. Pendleton and Ms. Hinrichsen will be speaking on the following:

RAC, MIC and Other Payor Audits:

• New York State audit updates
• The Landscape of Audit Activity
• How to Prepare for an Audit
• Appealing the Results of an Audit

3.5 Hours CPE Credit Offered.

For more information or to register, please email jjacobs@cemc.edu.

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September 10, 2012

THE HEALTH LAW PARTNERS' ADRIENNE DRESEVIC AND JESSICA GUSTAFSON RECOGNIZED AS MICHIGAN RISING STARS

Adrienne Dresevic and Jessica Gustafson, founding partners of Southfield, Mich.-based The Health Law Partners, were recognized as "Michigan Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers magazine. Founding partner, Robert, Iwrey, made the announcement.
"This recognition is a testament to The Health Law Partners commitment to deliver innovative solutions for our clients," said Robert Iwrey. "We are proud of Adrienne and Jessica for their dedication to their practice and consistently exceeding expectations."
To qualify as a "Michigan Rising Star", candidates must be 40-years-old or under and have been practicing for 10 years or less. Candidates must be nominated by a fellow attorney who has witnessed them in action - whether as co-counsel, as opposing counsel or through first-hand observation. An attorney-led research team then reviews each candidate and assigns points based on a set of defined criteria. Lawyers are ranked by the final point total and those with the highest totals are named to the "Rising Stars" list.
Dresevic's practice encompasses the full spectrum of healthcare law and has specialized her practice in Stark and fraud abuse. An avid writer and speaker, Dresevic has published more than 60 articles on healthcare law and presents at national conferences throughout the year, and she currently serves as chair of the American Bar Association Publications Committee. She received her juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School, finishing second in her class magna cum laude, and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Gustafson specializes her practice in Recovery Audit Contracts and Medicare audit appeals, and she routinely publishes articles and speaks across the country. Gustafson graduated cum laude from Miami University, and earned her juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association - Health Law Section and the Michigan Bar Association - Health Law Section.

Southfield, Mich.-based The Health Law Partners is a law firm dedicated to the practice of healthcare law. The firm takes pride in delivering progressive results for their clients and exceeding their high standards for service. Established in 2009 by Adrienne Dresevic, Jessica Gustafson, Robert Iwrey, Carey Kalmowitz, and Abby Pendleton, the firm has built a national network, with additional offices in New York and Atlanta. Clients include solo practitioners, group practices, hospitals, hospice organizations and health systems.

The firm has extensive knowledge and experience in Stark and Anti-Kickback law compliance, healthcare billing and reimbursement issues, healthcare transactional work, and Medicare and Medicaid appeals, as well as licensing issues, physician and staff privileging, and participation with third-party payers. HLP attorneys are adept at providing post-audit defense and appeals, a specialty that also provides them with valuable insight and experience into the compliance side of the legal equation--identifying and addressing avoidable vulnerabilities and exposures.

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September 6, 2012

THE HEALTH LAW PARTNERS' ADRIENNE DRESEVIC AND JESSICA GUSTAFSON PRESENT AT THE ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL IMAGING MANAGEMENT NATIONAL MEETING

Adrienne Dresevic and Jessica Gustafson, founding partners of Southfield, Mich.-based The Health Law Partners, recently presented at The Association for Medical Imaging Management's (AHRA) 40th Annual Meeting and Expo in Orlando, Fla. Founding partner, Abby Pendleton made the announcement.
Dresevic and Gustafson spoke on key legal issues impacting radiology providers and suppliers, including new Medicare initiatives, Stark and Anti-Kickback Law, updates from the Office of the Inspector General, and practical tips on compliance issues. Nearly 1,000 imaging leaders attended the expo that took place over a three-day period.
An avid writer and speaker, Dresevic has published more than 60 articles on healthcare law and presents at national conferences throughout the year. Dresevic's practice encompasses the full spectrum of healthcare law and has specialized her practice in Stark and fraud abuse. She received her juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School, finishing second in her class magna cum laude, and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Gustafson specializes her practice in Recovery Audit Contracts and Medicare audit appeals, and she routinely publishes articles and speaks on the subject across the country. Gustafson graduated cum laude from Miami University, and earned her juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association - Health Law Section and the Michigan Bar Association - Health Law Section.

Southfield, Mich.-based The Health Law Partners is a law firm dedicated to the practice of healthcare law. The firm takes pride in delivering progressive results for their clients and exceeding their high standards for service. Established in 2009 by Adrienne Dresevic, Jessica Gustafson, Robert Iwrey, Carey Kalmowitz, and Abby Pendleton, the firm has built a national network, with additional offices in New York and Atlanta. Clients include solo practitioners, group practices, hospitals, hospice organizations and health systems.
The firm has extensive knowledge and experience in Stark and Anti-Kickback law compliance, healthcare billing and reimbursement issues, healthcare transactional work, and Medicare and Medicaid appeals, as well as licensing issues, physician and staff privileging, and participation with third-party payers. HLP attorneys are adept at providing post-audit defense and appeals, a specialty that also provides them with valuable insight and experience into the compliance side of the legal equation--identifying and addressing avoidable vulnerabilities and exposures.

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September 6, 2012

THE HEALTH LAW PARTNERS' CLAUDIA HINRICHSEN TO PRESENT WEBINAR ON MANAGED CARE CONTRACTS Hinrichsen will serve as panelist and will provide roadmap to successful contract negotiations

Claudia Hinrichsen, partner at Lake Success, N.Y.-based The Greenberg, Dresevic, Hinrichsen, Iwrey, Kalmowitz, La Salle, Lebow & Pendleton Law Group, a division of The Health Law Partners, P.C., will present at a Continued Legal Education webinar entitled "Drafting Managed Care Contracts: Considerations for Providers" on Sept. 6 at 1:00 p.m. Founding Partner Adrienne Dresevic made the announcement.
The 90-minute webinar will provide best practices for providers negotiating managed care contracts, review current trends in negotiations, discuss key provisions and solutions to common areas of dispute. In addition to the presentations, there will be a question and answer session for attendees to gain insight on their own key issues.
Hinrichsen practices in all areas of healthcare law and has specialized in managed care. She has robust experience in independent practice association network formation and corporate governance, negotiation and dispute, payor audits and underpayments. Hinrichsen has received numerous accolades during her career, including being named a Top Healthcare Attorney in 2009 by the Chambers Association. Hinrichsen graduated from Hofstra Law School with distinction, and she earned her bachelor's degree from SUNY Geneseo where she graduated magna cum laude.
For more information on the webinar please visit www.straffordpub.com
Southfield, Mich.-based The Health Law Partners is a law firm dedicated to the practice of healthcare law. The firm takes pride in delivering progressive results for their clients and exceeding their high standards for service. Established in 2009 by Adrienne Dresevic, Jessica Gustafson, Robert Iwrey, Carey Kalmowitz, and Abby Pendleton, the firm has built a national network, with additional offices in New York and Atlanta. Clients include solo practitioners, group practices, hospitals, hospice organizations and health systems.

The firm has extensive knowledge and experience in Stark and Anti-Kickback law compliance, managed care, healthcare billing and reimbursement issues, healthcare transactional work, and Medicare and Medicaid appeals, as well as licensing issues, physician and staff privileging, and participation with third-party payers. HLP attorneys are adept at providing post-audit defense and appeals, a specialty that also provides them with valuable insight and experience into the compliance side of the legal equation--identifying and addressing avoidable vulnerabilities and exposures. Please visit www.thehealthlawpartners.com for more information.

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