Daniel B. Brown, Esq.Managing Shareholder, Atlanta
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Brown, Dresevic, Gustafson, Iwrey, Kalmowitz and Pendleton
The Health Law Partners, LLC
1530 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Suite 209
Atlanta, GA 30338
DAN B. BROWN joined the Health Law Partners, P.C. in 2010 to open the firm's Georgia office and serve as its managing shareholder. Mr. Brown has extensive experience advising clients on the legal and regulatory issues impacting hospitals, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, sleep laboratories, dialysis clinics and independent diagnostic testing facilities. He has over twenty years experience dealing with state and federal privacy, reimbursement, self-referral, anti-kickback, and licensure laws as they relate to the structure and operation of healthcare businesses.
Mr. Brown represents a variety of providers of sleep medicine, ranging from multi-state managers of physician-owned labs to owner-operators of stand-alone sleep centers operated as part of physicians’ offices or as Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities. He advises a variety of health care providers in their expansion, reorganization and provision of health care services, as well as compliance with fraud and abuse and HIPAA regulations.
He is on the faculty of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine where he lectures on legal aspects of sleep medicine and sleep lab operations, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation, Washington, D.C., and is on the National Advisory Board of the Sleep Center Management Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1984
J.D. with Honors; W.K. McClure Fellowship for World Affairs, 1983
University of Santa Clara School of Law, 1982
Tokyo University Summer Law Program
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1980
Honors: Cum Laude
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeGeorgia
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Georgia State Bar
Health Law Section
American Heatlh Lawyers Association
National Sleep Foundation
Director, 2008 to present
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sleep Centers Management Institute
National Advisory Board
"Answers to the Questionable PSG Billing Report Released by the OIG", by Dan Brown, Esq., Sleep Review Magazine, October 2013.
"When the Payor Takes Control- Sleep Medicine in 2012", by Dan Brown, Esq., Sleep Review Magazine, Jan-Feb 2012.
Daniel B. Brown, Esq. was quoted in, "Push to Prosecute Drowsy Driving May Hinge on Its Definition", The New York Times, November 30, 2012.
“Taking a Bite into Oral Appliance Therapy,” by Daniel B. Brown, Esq., Sleep Review Magazine, July-August 2011.
“Size Matters: Antitrust Warning Signs in Anesthesia Group and Pain Group Mergers,” by Daniel B. Brown, Esq. and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Communique Winter 2011.“2010 Health Care Reform Resource Guide,” Contributing Author, Article on Fraud and Abuse under the Health Reform Act, American Health Lawyers Association, June 2010.
“Home Testing Demystification,” Sleep Review, March 2010.
“Reimbursement, RACs, and Risks,” Sleep Review, June 2009.
Sleep Lab Compliance and the Law, Sleep Center Management Institute, 2004; Rev. 6th Ed. 2009.
“For Sale - Your Sleep Lab?”, Sleep Review, January-February 2008.
“Legal Implications of Sleep Apnea,” Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and Treatment, (Kuchida, Clete, ed,, Informa Healthcare, 2007).
“Nine Legal Issues to Consider When Setting Up a Freelance Scoring Service,” Sleep Review, January/February 2007.
“Ratting on the Competition” (Fraud and Abuse Review) Sleep Review, May/June, 2006.
“The Price of Quality Assurance,” Advance for Managers in Respiratory Care, April, 2006.
The Quest For Interoperable Electronic Health Records: A Guide To Legal Issues In Establishing Health Information Networks (Contributor), American Health Lawyers Association, July, 2005.
“Professional Liability in Sleep Medicine,” Sleep Review, June, 2005.
“Staying on Top of Reimbursement,” Advance for Managers in Respiratory Care, January, 2005.
“Trends in Medicare Reimbursement,” Sleep Review, September, 2004.
"Embracing the Business of Sleep: Legal Aspects of Perfroming and Billing Sleep DME in 2012", by Dan Brown, Esq., MedTrade, Atlanta, GA, October 15, 2012."Medicare: How to Step In It and Take Reimbursement Out of It", by Dan Brown, Esq., California Sleep Society, Foster City, California, October 2, 2011.
Dan Brown, Esq. will be presenting to the Ohio Association of Home Care in Perrysburg, Ohio on May 3rd, 2013.
Dan Brown, Esq. will be presenting at MEDTRADE in Las Vegas Nevada on March 18th, 2013.
Dan Brown, Esq. will be presenting at the Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Services Legislative Conference in Atlanta GA on January 30th, 2013.
“Playing it Straight Along the Curvy Track – Legal Aspects of Performing and Billing Sleep Services in 2011,” by Daniel B. Brown, Esq., 6th Annual Building and Streamlining Sleep Centers of Excellence, World Congress Strategic Leadership for the Health Care Industry, October 18, 2011, Chicago, IL.
“Medicare Update on Sleep Testing and Therapy,” Daniel B. Brown, Esq., California Sleep Society, October 2, 2011, Foster City, CA.
"Legal Aspects of Sleep Medicine”, Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, May 24, 2011, Atlanta, GA
“Fraud and Abuse Aspects of Sleep Medicine”, National Sleep Foundation, March 17, 2011, Washington, D.C.
“Business of Sleep Medicine”, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, February 21, 2011, San Diego, CA"Walking the Tightrope Together - Structuring and Valuing Hospital-Physician Ventures" MGMA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 26, 2010.
"Buckle-Up - Legal Turbulence Ahead," MEDGROUP Respiratory Leadership Summit, Jacksonville, FL, April, 2010.
"Law of the Land and Sleep Medicine," Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March, 2010.
"Sleep Grand Rounds," Stanford Medical School, “Legal Implications of Sleep Loss and Sleep Apnea,” Palo Alto, California, February, 2010, December, 2008, November 2, 2007.
"2009 Regulatory and Reimbursement Update," Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October, 2010.
"Legal Aspects of Sleep Medicine for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants," Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, Atlanta, GA, October 2009.
Reimbursement Update, ResMed Key Opinion Leaders, Seattle, WA, June 2009.
"Legal Aspects of Sleep Therapy - 2009 Update;" Fisher Paykel Key Opinion Leaders Summit, Irvine, CA, May 2009.
"Legal Update 2009," National Sleep Foundation Sleep Care Leadership Summit, Washington, DC, March, 2009.
"Enforcement of HIPAA Privacy Rules;" Seminar, Lorman Education Services, January 2009, Atlanta, GA.
"2009 Legal Update - Sleep Lab Operations," Sleep Center Management Institute Seminar, January, 2009.
"The Dozen Details for Selling your Sleep Lab," Sleep Center Management Institute Seminar, April, 2008.
"Legal Aspects of Sleep Therapy - 2008;" ResMed, Inc. Key Opinion Leaders Summit, Poway, CA, March 2008.
"Legal Aspects of Sleep Services," Kentucky Sleep Society, Louisville, Kentucky, November, 2008, 2007, 2006; 2005.
Faculty, Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 2007 - present.
"Legal Aspects of Sleep Services and Sleep Therapy," sponsored by the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, January and October, 2004.
"Advanced Legal Aspects of Sleep Services," Webinar presentations of Sleep Center Management Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, June and October, 2004.
Honors and Awards
Rated, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5, Martindale Hubble
Past Employment Positions
GAMBRO Healthcare, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Tennessee Attorney General, Bond Counsel for the State of Tennessee