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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
(fax) 248-996-8525


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 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

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)

Published Works

 "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

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 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