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Clinton Mikel, Esq.

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The Health Law Partners, P.C.
29566 Northwestern Highway
Suite 200
Southfield, MI 48034
(tel) 248-996-8510
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CLINTON MIKEL joined the Health Law Partners in December 2011. Mr. Mikel is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Mikel has practiced in almost all areas of healthcare law but has focused his practice on compliance with federal and state health care regulations and transactional matters.  Mr. Mikel specializes in HIPAA and state privacy laws, federal and state information breaches (strategic investigations and disclosures), state and federal telehealth/telemedicine issues, federal and state self-referral laws, including Stark, federal and state anti-kickback laws, and information technology issues. Mr. Mikel has represented a variety of health care providers, including telemedicine providers, physician groups, hospitals, large health systems, critical access hospitals, rural health centers, and sleep laboratories.

Mr. Mikel is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Health Care Law Section and the Business Law Section), the State Bar of California (Business Law Section), the State Bar of Georgia, the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Telemedicine Association, the American Bar Association (Health Law Section), and the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys.

Mr. Mikel has authored several articles and given several public presentations in the health care field, and regularly conducts educational sessions for clients on various health law matters.

Education

JD, University of Michigan Law School

B.A., Cornell University
Major: Policy Analysis and Management

Honors:
Martha Van Rensselaer and Charles H. Ferguson Scholarships
Recognized as an “Outstanding Senior”
Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society

Activities: Teaching Assistant for Multivariate Statistics

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Michigan
California
New York
Georgia

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association (Health Law Section)
Chair, eHealth, Privacy & Security Interest Group
Vice Chair, Publication Committee

American Health Lawyers Association

American Telemedicine Association

HIMSS

California Society of Healthcare Attorneys

State Bar of Michigan (Health Care Law Section, Business Law Section)

State Bar of California (Business Law Section)

State Bar of Georgia

Published Works

Clinton Mikel, Esq. was mentioned in "Is Telehealth Ready for Its Day in Court" by Eric Wicklund on May 18, 2016.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. were quoted in "CMS: You Needn't Hold Tansitional Care Management Claims for 30 Days" by Kristin J. Webb for the May 2016 issue.

"Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayment: Long Awaited Final Rule Provides Clarification"., by Jessica Gustafson, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, EsqABA Health eSource, Volume 12 No. 7.

"Final CY 2016 Stark Law Changes-Welcomed Revisions to Stark", byAdrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., The Health Lawyer, Volume 28, Number 2, December 2015

"Proposed Stark Law Changes - Welcomed Relaxation of Current Regulations"by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Aaron Beresh, Esq., ABAHealth eSource, October 2015 Volume 12 No. 2.

"Proposed Stark Law Changes-Welcomed Relaxation of Current Regulations." quoted by Adrienne Dresevic Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Aaron Beresh Esq. in ABA Health eSource October 29, 2015.

"Lab Company to Pay $256 Million Over Allegedly Tainted Claims" quoted by Clinton Mikel, Esq. in Business Insurance October 21, 2015.

"Millennium Health to pay $256 million over allegedly tainted lab claims." quoted by Clinton Mikel, Esq. in Modern Healthcare October 19, 2015.

"Memorial Hermann revisits policies after cops called on immigrant patient using fake ID." quoted by Clinton Mikel, Esq. in Modern Healthcare September 16, 2015.

"Patient privacy law is often a handy excuse" quoted by Clinton Mikel, Esq., The New York Times, by Paula Span, September 8, 2015.

"Is HIPAA Privacy Being Misused?" quoted by Clinton Mikel, Esq., in CantonRep.com on August 20, 2015.

"Providers booted from state Medicaid Programs still drawing funds from other states" quoted by Clinton Mikel, Esq. in Modern Healthcare, August 5, 2015.

"Is HIPAA hindering data sharing?" quoted by Clinton Mikel, Esq., in Government Health IT, July 22, 2015.

"HIPAA's Use of Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law" by Julie Span, Interview by Clinton Mikel, Esq., New York Times, July 17, 2015.

"Controversial Coupon Language", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., couponsinthenews.com July 2, 2015

"Sensodyne & Tums Maker Slammed Over New Coupon Language" by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Couponsinthenews.com May 19, 2015

"The OIG's Practical Guidance for Health CAre Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight" by Clinton Mikel, Esq. and Leslie Rojas, Esq., ABA Health eSource Vol.11 No. 10

"Significant Proposed Changes to the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Civil Monetary Penalties Law", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., The Health Lawyer, Volume 27, Number 2, December 2014

 "1.95M False Claims Act Settlement for Radiology Billing Company", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, November 2014

Clinton Mikel, Esq. was interviewed and quoted in the ABA Journal In-Depth Reporting titled "Federal Medical-Privacy Law Frustrates ID Theft Victims", September 1, 2014.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. was interviewed and quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Why We Don't Know More About Shooting Victims", August 19, 2014

Clinton Mikel, Esq. was interviewed and quoted in the New York Times, Front Page Sunday Edition, "Baby Pictures at the Doctor's? Cute Sure, but Illegal", August 10, 2014

"How to Prepare for the Expected Increase in HIPAA Fines", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, July 2014.

"Payment of Physician's EHR Transmission Fees May Violate AKS", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Gerald Aben, Esq., AHRA Link, May 2014.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. was interviewed and quoted in, "Meaningful Use", Part B News, vol. 28, issue 18, May 5, 2014.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. was quoted in, "Meaningful Use Audits: Seven strategies to protect your practice", Medical Economics, March 10, 2014.

"Physician Law: Evolving Trends and Hot Topics", by Clinton Mikel, Esq.

"CMS Unveiling Individual Physician Payment Information", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, February 2014.

"Final CY2014 Physician Fee Schedule Expands the Geographic Reach for Telehealth Services", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., December 8, 2013.

"ABA Health Law Section Analysis of CY2014 CMS Telehealth Reimbursement", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., December 10, 2013.

"New Guidance Released on The Eve of The HIPAA Compliance Deadline", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, October, 2013.

"1.2 Million HIPAA Fine Related to Digital Copy Machines", by Clinton Mikel, Esq.,  ABA Health Law Section eHealth Alert, August 14, 2013.

"Proposed CY 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Impacts Telehealth Services", by Clinton R. Mikel, ABA Health Law Section, EHealth, Privacy & Security Interest Group.

"OIG Issues Unfavorable Advisory Opinion for "Carve Out" Deal", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, July, 2013.

Chapter 5: Where Are We WIth HIPAA/HITECH?  A Recap, Bright Spots and The Future, Final HIPAA Megarule: What's Changed, and a Guide to Complying for Providers, by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Physicians Legal Issues Conference, American Bar Association Health Law Section in Conjunction With Chicago Medical Society, Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, IL, June 13-15, 2013.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Jessica Gustafson, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq. were featured in the Legal People section of The Detroit Legal News, June 17th, 2013 edition.

"Beware of Real Estate Deals with Referral Sources", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, June, 2013.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. was quoted in, "Ease the Medical Device Tax Burden", Physician's Money Digest, May 13th 2013.

"New HIPAA Rules Issued - A Short Primer", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., Attorney At Law Magazine, April Issue, Pg. 20.

"New HIPAA Rules Issued: A Short Primer", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2013 edition.

"New HIPAA Rules: A Guide for Radiology Providers", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., Radiology Management, March 2013.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. was quoted in "How the HIPAA Mega Rule Will Affect Radiologists", Diagnostic Imaging, March 2013.

"Changes To The Breach Notification Rule", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, March 2013.

"Highlights From Leon Rodriguez, Executive Director of OCR's, Speech at ABA's EMI Conference in Miami", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., February 22, 2013.

"Changes to the Breach Notification Risk Assessment Under the HIPAA Megarule", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., ABA Health esource, January 2013.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. was quoted in "OCR: New Method to Assess Breaches Is 'Objective'; CEs Must Adapt Very Quickly", Report on Patient Privacy, Volume 13, Number 2, February 2013.

"New HIPAA Rules Issued: A Primer for Radiology Providers", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, February 2013.

Author of American Bar Association related to HIPAA Megarule (Free for ABA Health Law Section Members, available for purchase by others) - "HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement & Breach Notification: Redlined Final Omnibus Rule", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., ABA Health Law Section, January, 2013.

"Heightened Scrutiny of Self-Referring Physician Imaging Practices", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, November 2012.

"The Required Hospital Standard Charge Publication That You Probably Missed", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHLA Link, May 2012.

"New Hampshire House Passes Sweeping Rules Regarding Physician Relationships With Medical Device Companies," by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., and Tom Bulleit, AHLA Revised and Reissued Email Alert, April 24, 2012.

"New Hampshire House Passes Sweeping Rules Regarding Physician Relationships With Medical Device Companies," by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., AHLA Email Alert, April 16, 2012.

Author of American Health Lawyers Association knowledge bank tool related to proposed HITECH changes under the Office of Civil Rights Proposed Modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules under the HITECH Act, August 2010.

Quoted in “Bracing for New Compliance World of Healthcare Reform,” Compliance Week, May 2010.

Co-author of American Health Lawyers Association Teaching Hospital Updates, 2009-2010

Contributing Author, The World Bank’s Doing Business 2009.

Speaking Engagements

CSPAN replayed POLITICO's "Outside, In: Unhealthy Hacking: Medical Privacy in the Age of Cyber Attacks", which featured Clinton Mikel, Esq. on May 14, 2016.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. participated in the "Outside, In: Unhealthy Hacking: Medical Privacy in the Age of Cyber Attackshosted by POLITICO in Washington, D.C. on May 10, 2016.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. participated in the question and answer portion in the encore presentation of "Complying with New 2016 Stark Law Amendments" for Stafford Webinars on April 21, 2016.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented on "Evolving Fraud & Abuse Enforcement: Major Defensive Stark Clarifications and the Evolution of Personal Accountability" at the Spring 2016 Corporate Compliance Officer Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 20, 2016.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., presented on "Stark Law and Sunshine Act" at the 2016 RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 7, 2016.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., presented on"Complying with New 2016 Stark Law Amendments" for Strafford Webinars on February 11, 2016.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., presented on “That’s Remuneration? New Issues under the Anti-Kickback and stark Laws” at the 33rd Annual National CLE Conference in Vail, Colorado, on January 6, 2016.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented on "Major 2016 Stark Law Changes" for Appeal Academy's Finally Friday! Webinar on December 4, 2015.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented on "Evolving HIPAA and Privacy Issues for Medical Device Industry" at MDMA Medical Device Conference on October 16, 2015.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented on "Hot Topics for Physician Compliance" at Gastroenterology Associates of Central Jersey, PA on September 15, 2015.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., presented on "Cutting Edge Legal Development & Hot Topic Impacting Radiologists" at the 2015 AHRA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, on July 19, 2015.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented on "Shedding Light on Market Practices & Physician-Industry Financial Relationships: Federal Stark Law Implications & The Sunshine Act". RBMA Conference, March 15-17, 2015.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented on "Medical Device Trending Compliance Issues" at the Medical Device & Legal Professionals: A Collaborative Exchange, Joint Meeting between the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and the American Bar Association. December 11-12, 2014.

     Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented "HIPAA-What Every LNC Needs to Know" AALNC Webinar, August 5, 2014. 

Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented "How to Train Your Attorney - Getting Past No", InTouch Conference, July 24, 2014

Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented "A View From The Cloud.  Cutting-Edge Insight on The HIPAA Omnibus Rule, Cloud Privacy & Security and HIPAA Enforcement",  The Physicians Legal Issues Conference, June 12, 2014.

In need of Ethics credits?  ABA members can get them for free by attending, "You Mean HIPAA Applies to Lawyers?  Keeping Data Safe, Clients Happy and Your License Secure", with The HLP's, Clinton Mikel, Esq., as a Speaker/Moderator, April 21, 2014.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq.
and Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented, "Roundtable: Stark Law and Sunshine Act Q&A With the Attorneys", RBMA Conference, March 10, 2014.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented, "Health Information Technology Policy and Regulations: Overview of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act", Health Information Technology: Improving Quality and Value, October 2013.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented, "Introduction to Privacy Law: HIPAA & Hitech for PI Lawyers", The 10th Annual No-Fault Institute, Friday, September 20, 2013.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented, "TeleHealth Legal Update", on July 26, 2013.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented at the Physicians Legal Issues Conference, American Bar Association Health Law Section in conjunction with Chicago Medical Society, Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, IL, June 13-15, 2013.

Negotiating an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Agreement: A Marriage Between Healthcare and Technology, Moderated by Clinton Mikel, Esq., June 20th, 2013.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq. presented Healthcare/Real Estate Issues Primer to NAI Farbman and it's hospital clients, May 17th, 2013.

St. Mary Mercy Hospital Continuing Medical Education (CME) program: TOPIC: “The Savvy (& Safe) Physician’s Guide to Utilizing EMRs”, by Clinton Mikel, Esq., January 23, 2013.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. is on the Health Law Section Podcast Panel for ABA Podcast, "Interested in a Career in Health Law?".

"DMC-PHO Office Managers Forum - Hot Compliance Topics: Marketing and Fraud and Abuse", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton R. Mikel, Esq., June 28, 2012.

“Internal Compliance Investigations & Self-Disclosure Issues” by Clinton R. Mikel, Esq., Michigan Association of CPAs, April 28, 2011.

“Fraud and Abuse and HITECH Changes for Compliance Programs” by Clinton R. Mikel, Esq., Southeastern Michigan Health Information Management Association, November 30, 2010.

“HITECH for Group Health Plans and Business Associates” by Clinton R. Mikel, Esq., Employee Benefits Committee and the Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, November 4, 2010.


Honors and Awards

Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., received the 2016 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing, which honors the finest law firm writers of the year.

Clinton Mikel was selected to the 2016 Michigan Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Clinton Mikel was selected to the 2015 Michigan Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Clinton Mikel was selected to the 2014 Michigan Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

Clinton Mikel was elected into The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

Clinton Mikel was selected as an Up and Coming Lawyer in 2014 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Past Employment Positions

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C., Associate

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Associate; Summer Associate

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, Summer Associate

Law Offices of John Prather, Legal Clerk