2011 Speeches

"Overview of Health Care Delivery Models," by Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., November 15, 2011, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.

“Practice Integration: Not If, but How?” by Michael L. Weinstein, M.D. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course, October 2011, Washington D.C.

“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.

“Health Care Reform: The Push for Quality, Efficiency & Integration” by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., HCAM/MCAL Annual Convention & Expo, October 4, 2011.

“Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices,” Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., AHRA 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 16, 2011, Grapevine, TX.

“ZPICs, RACs, MICs and More: What Radiology Practices Need to Know about Federal Auditing Programs,” Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., AHRA 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 17, 2011, Grapevine, TX.

“The Michigan Audit Landscape: Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Payor Audits,” by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Connie Blachut, MPH, MBA, moderated by Abby Pendleton, Esq., State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section Teleconference, June 15, 2011.

Physician-Hospital Alignment Strategies "How to Align Without a Sale," Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., Decision Health Physician-Hospital Alignment Strategies 2011, June 7, 2011, Las Vegas, NV.

“Covenants Not to Compete in the Michigan Health Care Marketplace,” by Thomas W. H. Barlow, Esq. and moderated by Abby Pendleton, Esq. , State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section Teleconference, June 1, 2011.

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

"Legal Aspects of Sleep Medicine,” Daniel B. Brown, Esq., Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, May 24, 2011, Atlanta, GA

"The Current Audit Landscape, Is Your Organization Prepared?" Abby Pendleton, Esq., NYSARC, May 10, 2011, Albany, NY.

“The Compliance Landscape for Chronic Pain” by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Advanced Techniques for Acute and Chronic Pain Management 2011, May 1, 2011, Detroit, MI

“The Fraud and Abuse Environment for Anesthesiologists,” Abby Pendleton, Esq., Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC, Tulane University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology & The Center for Continuing Education Tulane University Health Sciences Center, April 26, 2011, Webinar.

"Compliance in the Age of Electronic Health Records," Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Health Care Compliance Association's 15th annual Compliance Institute, April 10-13, Orlando, FL.

"Multiple Presentations on Stark Law and the HITECH Act", Adrienne Dresevic, Esq and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. at the RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs Conference, March 20-22, 2011, in Portland, OR.

Legal Issues Regarding Difficult Pain Patients: Noncompliance, Drug testing and terminating physician/patient relationships, Abby Pendleton, Esq., MGMA AAA Conference, March 20, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.

“Fraud and Abuse Aspects of Sleep Medicine,” Daniel B. Brown, Esq., National Sleep Foundation, March 17, 2011, Washington, D.C.

"Navigating Claim Denials," Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., World Research Group Panel Discussion, March 2, 2011.

“Business of Sleep Medicine,” Daniel B. Brown, Esq., American Academy of Sleep Medicine, February 21, 2011, San Diego, CA