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Robert S. Iwrey, Esq.

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The Health Law Partners, P.C.
29566 Northwestern Highway
Ste. 200
Southfield, MI 48034
(tel) 248-996-8510
(fax) 248-996-8525

The Greenberg, Dresevic,
Iwrey, Kalmowitz, Lebow &
Pendleton Law Group

A Division of The Health Law Partners, P.C.

1370 Broadway, Suite 558
New York, New York 10018
(tel) 212-734-0128
(fax) 917-210-2952

ROBERT S. IWREY is a founding partner of The Health Law Partners, P.C. He graduated with High Distinction from the University of Michigan in 1988. While at the University of Michigan, he was an Executive Member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor society. In 1993, Mr. Iwrey earned his J.D. at Wayne State University Law School, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Legal Writing and was an award-winning member of Moot Court.

Mr. Iwrey has been a practicing litigator since 1993. In addition, he has been practicing healthcare transactional law since 1999. Mr. Iwrey provides counsel in all areas of healthcare law, including but not limited to licensure, staff privileges, contracts, physician practice issues, healthcare investigations and audit defense.

Mr. Iwrey was admitted to the Michigan Bar and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan in 1993. Mr. Iwrey was also admitted to the U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan in 2003, and to the New York Bar in 2009. Mr. Iwrey is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Member, Health Care Law Section), the State Bar of New York (Member, Health Law Section), the American Health Lawyer's Association, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Michigan Association for Justice, Federal Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Association.

Mr. Iwrey has been elected by his peers to serve on the governing board of the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, Council from 2005 to 2011, where he served two (2) consecutive terms as its Treasurer and chaired its Pro–Bono Work Group. In addition, Mr. Iwrey has served on and chaired the Oakland County Medical –Legal Committee, served on and co–chaired the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section Website Committee, and has served on and chaired the Technology Subcommittee of the Health Care Law Section’s Substantive Law Committee. Mr. Iwrey has been awarded the distinguished AV rating by Martindale–Hubbell (the highest rating available) for more than five years in a row in recognition of his high level of skill and integrity, honored by d’Business Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Health Care/Corporate Compliance for 2010, 2012-2014, and named as a Super Lawyer for Health Care Law in Michigan in 2010-2013.

In addition to the Bar Admissions listed below, Mr. Iwrey has also been admitted pro hac vice to various courts across the nation.

Education

J.D. , Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1993
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Advanced Legal Writing
Honors: Moot Court Member

B.S. , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988
Honors: With High Distinction
Honors: Psi Chi National Honor Society
Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society
Major: Neuropsychology

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Michigan, 1993
New York, 2009
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1993
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2003
Pro hac vice admission to various courts across the nation

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section

American Health Lawyer's Association

American Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Michigan Association for Justice

Federal Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association
Medical/Legal Committee, Past Chair and Past Vice-Chair

State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section
Executive Council Member 2005-2011
Treasurer, 2009-2011
Pro-Bono Work Group, Past Chair
Website Committee, Past Co-Chair
Technology Subcommittee, Past Chair

Published Works

Robert Iwrey, Esq. was quoted in "HIPAA Climate Change-Government stops collaboration, steps up its enforcement", by Correy E. Stephenson, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 29, No. 38, July 21, 2014.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Robert Iwrey, Esq. were featured in the Legal People section of LegalNews for the recent hosting of their ABA webinar on the federal Anti-kickback Statue, LegalNews, June 9, 2014.

"Physician Employment Guidelines per the AMA", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Healthcare Michigan, Volume 30, Issue 14, p.3, April 2014.

"Draft of Guidebook Helps Break Down Physician Reporting Requirements", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter 2013 edition.

Abby Pendleton, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., Robert Iwrey, Esq., and Jessica Gustafson, Esq. were named Attorneys of The Month by Attorney At Law Magazine and were featured on the front page and on page 16 in, "Healthy Growth: The Health Law Partners Has Rapidly Become One Of The Industry's Premier Health Care Law Firms", by Katherine Bishop, Attorney At Law Magazine, Metro Detroit Edition, Vol. 2, No. 6, October, 2013.

Robert Iwrey, Esq. was quoted in "Curing Technical Violations", ModernHealthcare.com, by Joe Carlson, June 22, 2013.

"AMA Issues Physician Employment Guidelines: What You Need To Know About The New Principles", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Attorney At Law Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2 (Spring 2013).

"AMA Issues Physician Employment Guidelines", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Volume 8, No. 4 (Winter 2012).

Robert Iwrey, Esq. was quoted in, "Health Law is Moving, Not Dying, Many Lawyer Positions Become In-House As Industry Consolidates", by Gary Gosselin, Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2013 edition.
"State of Michigan Health Care License Investigations and the Collateral Effects of Licensing Sanctions", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. was the featured article in Laches Oakland County Bar Association, February 2013 edition.

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. co-authored "State of Michigan Health Care License Investigations and The Collateral Effects of Licensing Sanctions", State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section, January, 2013.

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. was quoted in "Health Law is Changing, Not Fading Away", Michigan Lawyers Weekly, January 7, 2013.

"Proposed Rules Designed to Remove Barriers for Physicians to Use Physician Assistants", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2012.

"Practical Tips to Avoid Licensing Action", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2012.

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. was interviewed and quoted in the July 2012 edition of Physician Risk Management regarding the effects of a report to the NPDB.

"Uncovering The Mystery Surrounding The National Practitioner Data Bank", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Summer 2012.

"Electronic Health Records: What Physicians Should Know Beyond Meaningful Use and Incentive Payments", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., OCMS Bulletin, April/May 2012.

"What is MAPS and Why Should I Care?" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2012.

"Electronic Health Records: What Physicians Should Know Beyond Meaningful Use and Incentive Payments", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2012.

Use Care with Social Media to Project Professionalism, Protect Patients, by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2011.

ER Call Pay Highly Regulated and Can Be Quite Restrictive, by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2011.

"Are You Questioning My Authority? With Increased Scrutiny of Pharmacy Claims, Physicians Should Not Be Surprised when the Pharmacist Calls", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. Michigan Medical Law Report, Summer 2011.

"Fraud, Waste and Abuse Education: Avoid Becoming a Target Despite Increasing Government Scrutiny of Michigan Providers," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Health Plus Pharmacy News Bulletin, May 2011.

How to Avoid Becoming a Target Amid Increasing Government Scrutiny of Michigan Providers, by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2011.

Avoid Becoming a Target Despite Government Scrutiny of Michigan Providers, by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Healthcare Weekly Review, April 4, 2011.

How to Avoid Becoming a Target Amid Increasing Government Scrutiny of Michigan Providers, by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2011.

"Physicians are Required to Wear Too Many Hats," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report Winter 2011.

"Medical Main Street means jobs and millions in investment for Oakland County, region," by  Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and David Schreiber, Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2010. p.4.

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. was quoted in "Patient Records Legal Primer," by Shelly K. Schwartz, in Physicians Practice, June 2010.

"What to Do When Faced With a Staff Privilege or Licensing Matter," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Health Care Weekly Review, Vol. 26, Num. 11. April 1, 2010. p.5.

"Beware: Investigations and disciplinary actions may lead to charges," by Robert S. Iwrey, Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2010. p.1

"Enforcement: Physician's fraud conviction affirmed," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2010. p.3

"6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction of Pain Management Physician for Overutilization & Billing Fraud," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Communique, Winter 2010.

"State licensing investigations: An ounce of prevention..." by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 2010.

"NPDB: 'I Hope You Know That This Will Go Down On Your Permanent Record'" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall 2009.

"Healthcare Licensing Actions and Criminal Implications," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Laches, September 2009

"Physician Disruptive Behavior Policies Require a Measured Approach," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., MedStaff News, September 2009

"Writing Your Contracts for Smooth Entry Into and Exit From Anesthesia Groups," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq, Communique, Summer 2009

"New rules on disruptive behavior require a measured approach," co-authored: Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2009

"A few minor billing errors aren't really going to matter, right? Think again," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 2008

"Legislature institutes new requirements for the retention of medical records," co-authored: Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 22, No. 18, March 17, 2008

"Legislature institutes new requirements for the retention of medical records," co-authored: Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 2007

"Laser treatment for dermatological purposes: Who can perform these procedures in Michigan?" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 4, Winter 2007

"Michigan Supreme Court empowers physicians to challenge private hospital staffing decisions," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 2006

"Prescribing controlled substances: What every physician should know," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 2006

"Starting a Physician Practice in Michigan," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2006

"Michigan's Court of Appeals Empowers Physicians to Challenge Private Hospital Staffing Decisions," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Triad, Summer/Fall, 2005

"State of Michigan Healthcare License Investigations and the Practical Effect of Licensing Sanctions," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2005

"State of Michigan Healthcare License Investigations and the Practical Effect of Licensing Sanctions," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Laches, July 2004

"Have You Engaged in Compliance Activities Lately?" co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Ventilator, December 2003

"HIPAA Privacy and Security Enforcement & Risk Reduction," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Ventilator, November 2003

"9 Ways to Help Avoid Serious Trouble," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Physician Office Lab News, Vol. 12, No. 16, August 11, 2003

"Compliance Issues for the Pain Side of the Practice: Billing 'Incident to' Services to Medicare," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Ventilator, February 2003

"Changes in Part B Medicare Appeals under BIPA," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Health Care Weekly Review, March 6, 2002

"Proactive Compliance as an Audit Defense Strategy,” by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Ventilator, January 2002

"OIG Softens its Overall Approach in Releasing the Final Compliance Guidance for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices," co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, October 2000

"OIG Issues Draft Compliance Guidance for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices," co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Health Care Weekly Review, July 19, 2000

"Developing Lab QA Program Can Prevent PT Problems," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Physician Office Lab News, Vol. 9, No. 14, July 17, 2000

"OIG Issues Draft Compliance Guidance for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices," co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, June 2000

"Portfolio Acquisitions... Buyer and Seller Considerations," co-authored: Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Monitor Leasing & Financial Services, Vol. 26, No. 4, July/August, 1999

Speaking Engagements & Classes/Seminars Taught

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq. presented on "Increased Scrutiny on HealthCare Providers and How to Avoid Becoming A Target" to the Huron Valley Physician Association at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, MI, May 7, 2013.

“The DOs and DON’Ts of Controlled Substance Prescribing in MI,”  presented by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Frederick Woodward of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, MI, February 18, 2013.

“Increased Provider Scrutiny: Don't Be a Target” by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The 2012-13 Medical-Dental-Legal Update, American Educational Institute (a CME accredited course for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits), August 8, 2012.

“Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: The Civil Penalties Most Likely to Affect Michigan Criminal Defendants,” the professional licensing portion of the seminar to be presented by Roberts S. Iwrey, Esq., Institute for Continuing Legal Education Criminal Defense Series, June 27, 2012, Ann Arbor, MI.

“The DOs and DON’Ts of Controlled Substance Prescribing in MI,” Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Frederick Woodward and Angela Francis of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, 2012 Institute for Continuing Legal Education Health Law Institute, Plymouth, MI, March 8, 2012.

"Physician Contracting Workshop," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Oakland County Medical Society, March 14, 2012, Birmingham, MI.

"The Business of Medicine," Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Presentation to Covenant HealthCare Physicians, rescheduled-date to be determined, in Saginaw, Michigan.

"The Business of Medicine", Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Presentation to Genesys Hospital OB/GYNs, May 24, 2011 in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

"The Business of Medicine," Presentation to Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Physicians, November 13, 2010, at the Troy, Michigan Marriott.

"The Business of Medicine," Presentation to Dentists at the Jewish Vocational Service, November 14, 2010.

"Increased Governmental Scrutiny on Michigan Health Care Providers and How to Avoid Becoming a Target,” on behalf of Oakland County Medical Society and Oakland County Bar Association, May 6, 2010.

"Increased Governmental Scrutiny on Michigan Health Care Providers and How to Avoid Becoming a Target" The Medial Wealth Center Practice Prosperity Series, March 30, 2010.

"Protecting, Improving, and Enhancing Your Bottom Line" The Oakland County Bar Association Oakland County Medical Society, December 1, 2009.

"Interaction of physician licensing and discipline and criminal investigations and prosecutions" (Co-Presentation with Michigan Assistant Attorney General), Oakland County Bar Association - Oakland County Medical Society, May 12, 2009 and May 14, 2008. See also the video on the HLP TV Page entitled "Licensing Actions."

Law Student Outreach - Health Law as a Career, Wayne State University Law School, March 2009, March 2008, and March 2007

"Medical Staff, Peer Review and the Effects of Feyz One Year Later" Co-presentation to other health care lawyers at the annual meeting of the State Bar of Michigan - Health Care Law Section, September 19, 2007

Honors and Awards

AHLA Pro Bono Champion, 2010-11

Named a Super Lawyer for his achievements in healthcare law, 2010-2011

Honored by d'Business Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Health Care for 2010 and 2012

Honored Member of Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs for 2008-2009

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in Recognition of his High Level of Skill and Integrity

Rated Superb [10/10] by Avvo.com

Past Employment Positions

Wachler & Associates, P.C., associate, partner 1999-2009

Brescoll & Associates, P.C., associate, 1993-1999

Brescoll & Associates, P.C., law clerk, 1991-1993