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The Health Law Partners, P.C. (HLP) congratulates founding shareholder, Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., on her selection into the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2023 class of Influential Women of Law. The award honors women attorneys and judges for their work on behalf of the justice system and for their clients, their commitment to their communities, and their […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) recently released the 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Final Rule, which may be accessed here. Significantly, the Final Rule contains policy changes by CMS that are intended to provide Medicare patients and their physicians greater choices in the outpatient setting at […]

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) recently released the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule. The PFS Final Rule is scheduled to be published on December 28, 2020, but an unpublished version may be accessed here. CMS has also issued a fact sheet, which overviews the changes made by the 2021 PFS […]

On November 20, 2020, in a joint effort, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued final rules to revise and modernize the Physician Self-Referral Law (“Stark Law”), Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”) and Civil Monetary Penalties Law (“CMP”). CMS’ final rule […]

This blog serves as an update to our previous blog, entitled “Update to New York OMIG and DRA Certification Requirements,” posted on November 10, 2020. The previous blog may be accessed here. By way of brief background, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced in its October 2020 Medicaid Update (available here) that […]

On June 17, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a settlement option for certain IRF appeals pending at any of the four fee-for-service Medicare administrative appeals levels: the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), qualified independent contractor (QIC), the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), and/or the Medicare […]

In a speech at the American Bar Association’s Physician Legal Issues Conference on June 11, 2105, a representative from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) noted that the OIG is currently hiring attorneys to gear up to pursue claims against physicians under the OIG’s administrative penalty authorities. This means that the OIG will not wait […]

On June 9, 2015, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Fraud Alert titled “Physician Compensation Arrangements May Result in Significant Liability,” which is available here. In the Fraud Alert, the OIG warns physicians of the dangers of entering into compensation arrangements with health care entities, such as medical directorships or office staff arrangements, […]

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