The HLP congratulates Founding Shareholder, Adrienne Dresevic, on her appointment to Chair the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section (HLS) Dobbs Task Force.  The ABA HLS created the Task Force to examine the legal implications of the landmark Supreme Court decision.  The Task Force’s mission is to provide educational materials for ABA HLS members […]

The Health Law Partners, P.C. (HLP) is pleased to announce founding shareholder Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. served as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section, 2022 Physicians Legal Issues: Healthcare Delivery and Innovation Conference, together with Elizabeth Greene, Esq. (Mirick O’Connell), which took place September 15-17, 2022 in person in Chicago, Illinois. […]

The Health Law Partners congratulates Robert S. Iwrey for his selection as a DBusiness Top Lawyer for 2022! This is Rob’s seventh consecutive year as a DBusiness Top Lawyer. DBusiness’ Top Lawyers list is based on an exclusive peer-review survey open to all area lawyers, honoring excellence in 53 practice areas. HLP is proud to announce that Rob […]

In July 2021, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (the Departments) released an interim final rule, “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing, Part I” (Part I IFR).  In October 2021, the Departments released a second interim final rule, “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing, Part II” (Part II IFR). On August […]

The Health Law Partners, P.C., congratulates Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. for his inclusion in the 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list as a Super Lawyer in Health Care Law. Robert S. Iwrey has been named a Super Lawyer for his achievements in Health Care law every year since 2010. This award marks his 13th consecutive year. Only 5% of […]

On April 11th, 2022, New York became one of 25 U.S. states to grant permanent full practice authority to Nurse Practitioners (NP). The 2022 State of the State proposal additionally allows NPs with more than 3,600 hours of experience to practice without a contractual practice-agreement relationship with a doctor. With full practice authority, nurse practitioners […]

HIPAA itself does not contain a private right of action for individuals following unauthorized disclosures of medical information. Yet, HIPAA does not prohibit individuals from seeking remedies through state or other law. Each U.S. state’s tort law system can potentially allow individuals to pursue reparations when they are harmed by a data breach. With the […]

On April 6th, 2022, a HIPAA-regulatory Request for Information (RFI) was released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) soliciting feedback from the public for future rulemaking. The RFI seeks information on how the industry views “recognized security practices,” and on OCR’s compensating individuals based on harm they […]

Participants in the healthcare industry have seen a multi-front threat related to their information security practices/healthcare data – increased enforcement and fines by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR); increased scrutiny from plaintiffs’ attorneys and State Attorneys General; and increased threats from malicious actors. Recent reports underscore this […]

On April 22, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), in conjunction with several other federal agencies, filed a notice of appeal in opposition to a Texas federal judge’s summary judgment ruling regarding the No Surprises Act (“NSA”). The underlying lawsuit was filed by the Texas Medical Association (“TMA”) and Adam Corley (a […]

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