1999-2010 Speeches

IOASE Disclosure Rule, Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Decision Health Webinar, December 16, 2010.

“Managing Stark Law Risks Under Health Care Reform,” Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Gerald M. Griffith, Esq., moderated by Donald H. Romano, Esq., State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, December 14, 2010.

“What’s New In Compliance: Mandatory compliance plans, False Claims Act enforcement (refunds of overpayments, EHR compliance risks),” Abby Pendleton, Esq., Anesthesia Business Consultants’ Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Update for 2011 Webinar, December 10, 2010.

“OIG’s Roadmap for New Physicians,” Abby Pendleton, Esq., Glenn Martin, Esq., and Linda Baumann, Esq., ABA Health Law Section Webinar, December 10, 2010.

What Physicians Should Know About Healthcare Reform for Their Practices, Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. to be Featured Question and Answer Panelists for this AHLA and PNC Healthcare Reform VIP Event, December 9, 2010.

"Permissible and Impermissible Marketing Practices," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., United Physicians/PNC, November 17, 2010.

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

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

Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. moderated the State Bar of Michigan Health Law Section's "Hospital/Physician Alignment - New Health Care Delivery Models Under the Affordable Care Act," November 12, 2010.

"Healthcare Reform: The Push for Quality, Efficiency, and Integration," Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., GTCbio's Healthcare Reform: Dealing with Hurdles and Building Up Successes Conference, November 8-9, 2010, in Washington, DC.

"Walking the Tightrope Together - Structuring and Valuing Hospital-Physician Ventures" Daniel B. Brown, Esq., MGMA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, October 26, 2010.

"Your Guide to Pain-Free Compliance with the New Stark In-Office Ancillary Services Exception," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq.,Webinar for Part B News, September 23, 2010.

"Long-term Care Hot Regulatory Topics for 2010," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. with Walt Wheeler at the 2010 HCAM/MCAL (Health Care Association of Michigan and Michigan Center for Assisted Living) Annual Convention and Expo, September 20, 2010, in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

"Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq.at The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 38th Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 22-26, 2010, in Washington, DC.

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits" Abby Pendleton, Esq., The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 38th Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 22-26, 2010, in Washington, DC.

"Recovery Audit Contractors:  Is Your Organization Ready for the RAC Attack?" Abby Pendleton, Esq., at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Meeting, August 11, 2010, in Seattle, WA.

"RAC Attack," Abby Pendleton, Esq. at The Medical Group Management Association 2010 Anesthesia Administration Assembly Conference, May 24-26, 2010, San Antonio, TX.

"RAC and Medicare Appeals: What Physicians Need to Know," Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. at The Michigan Osteopathic Association 10th Annual Michigan Osteopathic Association Practice Manager Program, May 13-14, 2010.

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

"How RAC and MIC Audits Will Affect LTC Facilities," Jessica Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq.. at the Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM) and the Michigan Center for Assisted Living (MCAL) 2010 HCAM/MCAL Leadership Conference, March 24, 2010.

"The Audit Landscape for Michigan Providers and Suppliers," Jessica Gustafson, Esq. Michigan Health Care Law Section Teleconference, March 18, 2010.

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits," Jessica Gustafson, Esq. and Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. at National City Bank, March 16, 2010.

"Back to Basics: Understanding the Fundamentals of the Stark Law" and "Beyond the Basics: An Advanced Look at the Applications and Implications of the Stark Law," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. at the RBMA 2010 Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs Conference, March 8, 2010, San Francisco.

"Audits, Refunds, Denials, Appeals And All The Other Things That Can Sink Your Practice!" "Medicare and Third Party Payor Audits," "Focus on Compliance 2010," and "HIPAA, HITECH Act, Identity Theft, and Breach Notification - Practical Action Steps for the Pain Practice," Abby Pendleton, Esq. at the Society for Pain Practice Management 23rd Annual Pain Management Symposium February 27-March 3, 2010.

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. at National City Bank, February 25, 2010.

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Strategies for Successful Appeals," Abby Pendleton, Esq.. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq., at the 2010 Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Annual Leadership and Clinical Conference, February 25, 2010.

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits," Decision Health Teleconference, February 18, 2010.

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits," United Physicians-National City Partnership, January 20, 2010.

"Managing the RAC Appeals Process," Abby Pendleton, Esq.. at a World Research Group Healthcare Management Conference: Reducing RAC and MIC Audit Exposure, December 7 through 8, 2009.

"Protecting, Improving, and Enhancing Your Bottom Line," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. at The Oakland County Bar Association Oakland County Medical Society, December 1, 2009.

"Enhancing Revenue While Remaining Compliant (in an Era of Declining Reimbursement for Physicians' Services)," Presentation as part of Building a Compliant Profitable Practice During Uncertain Times; Troy, Michigan on November 11, 2009. Registration is free by calling Complete Diagnostic Services at (248) 585-0200.

"Are You Ready? Pandemic and Infection Control and Diagnostic Imaging Arrangements - Key Legal Issues" 2009 AHRA New York/New Jersey Regional Membership Meeting, October 21, 2009.

"Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices," RBMA 2009 Fall Educational Conference, October 12, 2009.

"The Radiology Practice of Tomorrow: How Traditional Practices are Changing to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century Medicine,"RBMA 2009 Fall Educational Conference, October 11, 2009.

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead," 2009 American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance Forum, (with co-presenters Don Romano, attorney and Connie Leonard, Director, CMS Division of Recovery Audit Operations), October 4 through 6, 2009.

The New Environment for Fraud and Abuse Enforcement for Anesthesia & Pain Management, Anesthesia Business Consultants Webinar, August 20, 2009.

Recovery Audit Contractors "RAC" Program and Successful Strategies for Appeal, The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 9-13, 2009

"Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices," AHRA 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 9-13, 2009

Managing the RAC Appeals Process, World Research Group Healthcare Management Conference, August 3-4, 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. See also the video on the HLP TV Page entitled "Licensing Actions"

"Regulations Impacting Healthcare Marketing," Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) 2009 Conference - Pushing the Limit: Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs, March 29-31, 2009

Recovery Audit Contractors, Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (MAPI), March 15, 2009

"Risk and Compliance Practices for Nursing Facilities" (with Walter S. Wheeler, Esq.), Michigan Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (MAHSA), 2008 Regulatory Update, November 6, 2008

Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits, National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), October 24, 2008

"Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices," Association of Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2008 Annual Meeting & Exposition, July 27, 2008 - July 31, 2008

"Changes in Health Law That Every Physician Should Know," MAPI 2008 Summer CME Meeting, June 8, 2008

"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 14, 2008

The Medicare Appeals Process and Strategies for Successful Appeals, Michigan Home Health Association, May 14, 2008

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

"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

Billing Coding and Compliance, Society for Pain Practice Management (SPPM), July 20, 2007 - July 22, 2007

The Future of Healthcare, BOC Athletic Trainer Regulatory Conference, July 12, 2007 - July 13, 2007

"Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices," AHRA 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition, July 8, 2007 - July 12, 2007

Compliance Program Challenges & Opportunities (Panel Member), Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), June 15, 2007

Third Party Payor Audits, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), April 26, 2007 - April 29, 2007

Billing, Avoiding Malpractice, SPPM, March 10, 2007 - March 14, 2007

Multiple Topics, SPPM, January 20, 2007 - January 21, 2007

The New Medicare Appeals Process, Annual Meeting of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), October 25, 2006

Fraud and Abuse Compliance Issues, United Communications Group Physicians National Summit, September 14, 2006 - September 16, 2006

Key Legal Compliance Issues Facing Skilled Nursing Facilities, Healthcare Association of Michigan (HCAM), 2006

How to Keep your DME Relationships Problem-Free, United Communications Group, 2006

Medicare Appeals, Exclusive Contracts, Compliance, Legal Risks of Facility Ownership, Society for Pain Practice Management, 2005

State Laws and Regulations (Current Trends & Implications to AMCs) (Panel Member), NC NICA 3rd Academic Medical Center Conference, 2005

Operationalizing HIPAA Privacy and Security, SPPM, 2005

Top Five Clauses to Watch Out for in Private Payer Contracts, Decision Health's Private Payer Contract Solutions Conference, 2005

Understanding the Basics of HIPAA, ICLE 11th Annual Health Law Institute, 2005

Practical Steps to HIPAA Compliance for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association (FASA) 2003 Annual Meeting, 2003

HIPAA Compliance, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Anesthesia Administration Assembly 2003 Conference in Montreal, Canada, 2003

HIPAA, United Communications Group, October 1, 2003 - October 3, 2003

HIPAA, United Communications Group, April 11, 2003

Anesthesia Billing Compliance, United Communications Group Anesthesia Conference, January 23, 2003 - January 24, 2003

HIPAA Compliance, United Communications Group, January 30, 2002 - February 1, 2002

Anesthesia Compliance, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

Anesthesia Administration Assembly 2002 Conference, 2002

How to Boost Compliance in your Pain Practice, United Communications Group, October 22, 2001 - October 23, 2001

Documentation and Monitoring of a Compliance Program, United Communications Group, July 23, 2001 - July 24, 2001

HIPAA Privacy Rule, United Communications Group, April 1, 2001

Compliance for Pain Management Physicians, United Communications Group, January 1, 2001 - April 1, 2001

Medicare & Medicaid: Enforcement, Compliance and the Transition to Managed Care in Michigan ("Developing and Implementing a Compliance Program"), Lorman Education Services, 1999 – 2000

How to Boost Compliance in your Pain Practice, United Communications Group, 1999 – 2000

Development and Implementation of Compliance Programs for Anesthesia Practices, United Communications Group, November 1, 1999