Published Works - Archive

2014

"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

"Proposed Revisions to the AKS and CMP Regulations", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie Rojas Esq., AHRA Link, October 2014.

"Stark Law and Non Hospital Providers", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, September 2014.

"Attorney Client Privilege Protection Restored For Internal Compliance Investigations", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, August 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

"OIG Proposed Rules Expand Exclusion and CMP Authority", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, June 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.

"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.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. was appointed to governing council of The ABA Health Law Section, DBusiness, March, 2014.

"CMS Unveiling Individual Physician Payment Information", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, February 2014.

"EHR Stark Law Exception Extended", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowtiz, Esq., AHRA Link, January 2014.

2013

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. were quoted and featured, respectively, in Crain's Cleveland Business, in the announcement of The HLP's expansion into the Cleveland market. "The Sunshine Act and Your Financial Relationships", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., AHRA Link, December 2013.

"Meaningful Use Incentives Under Increasing Scrutiny", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., AHRA Link, November 2013.

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.

"New Guidance Released on The Eve of The HIPAA Compliance Deadline", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, October, 2013.

"SMRC: The Latest Development in Medicare Audits", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq., AHRA Link, September, 2013.

"OIG Issues Unfavorable Advisory Opinion for "Carve Out" Deal", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, July, 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.

"New HIPAA Rules Issued - A Short Primer", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., Attorney At Law Magazine, April Issue, Pg. 20.

"CMS Issues Guidance In Case Of EHR Incentive Audit", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey, Kalmowitz, Esq., and Phil Toutant, Esq., AHRA Link, May 2013.

"ICD-10: CMS Updates Implementation Tools", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, April 2013.

"New HIPAA Rules: A Guide for Radiology Providers", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., Radiology Management, 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.

"New HIPAA Rules Issued: A Primer for Radiology Providers", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, February 2013.

"OIG Advisory Opinion Provides Guidance on EHR Connectivity Arrangements", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, January 2013.

2012

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. were interviewed and featured in the December 4, 2012 issue of Motion Magazine in an article titled, "In Good Health".

"Medicare Releases the Final 2013 Physician Fee Schedule", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, December, 2012.

"Heightened Scrutiny of Self-Referring Physician Imaging Practices", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. AHRA Link, November 2012.

"OIG Reaffirms Aproval of Free Pre-Authorization Services Arrangement by Radiology Group", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, October 2012. "CLIENT ALERT: Viewing The Recent OIG Company Model Advisory Opinion For What It Truly Is: Meaningful Guidance That Must Be Incorporated Into These Arrangements (But Certainly Not the Death Knell to All Company Models Across the Country)", by Abby Pendleton, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq.

"CMS Issues 2013 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, August 2012.

"Final Rules to Cut Regulations for Hospitals, Health Care Providers", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Summer 2012.

"PPACA Survives: Impact on Imaging", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA Link, July 2012.

"CMS Issues Final Rules To Cut Regulations For Hospitals and Healthcare Providers", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA Link, June 2012

"CMS Issues Final Rule on Enrollment, Ordering and Referring, and Documentation Requirements", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA 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.

"OIG Views Favorably a Proposal to Operate Website Containing Coupons and Advertising from Health Care Entities", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Link, April 2012.

"Physicians Beware: Manufacturers of Drug, Device Biological or Medical Supplies Must Report Payments to Physicians", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2012.

"CMS Provides Guidance on Place of Service Coding," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Link, March 2012.

"Recent CMS Initiatives," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA Link, February 2012.

"The Medicare Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and Imaging’s Role," by Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. and Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., AHRA Radiology Management, January/February 2012.

"CMS Retracts the MPPR PC Policy Relating to Group Practices for 2012," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, January 2012.

2011

"CMS Publishes the 2012 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, December 2011.

"ACO Final Rule and Guidance Documents Released," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, November 2011.

CMS Published the Medicaid RAC Final Rule, by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, October 2011.

"CMS Transmittal 380: Enrollment Procedures for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, September 2011.

"Professional Component Cuts Proposed for 2012", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, August 2011.

"MedPAC Recommends Changes to Diagnostic Imaging Payments and Policy", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, July 2011.

"CMS Issues Final Rule on Credentialing and Privileging for Telemedicine," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, June 2011.

Final Medicare Screening Requirements Published: Compliance Program Requirements Still Pending, Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz. Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2011.

"Accountable Care Organizations: The Proposal and The Basics," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, May 2011.

New Medicare Screening Requirements Finalized, but Mandatory Compliance Program Requirements are Still Pending, by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Healthcare Weekly Review, April 4, 2011.

The Medicare Enrollment Process – CMS’s Most Potent Program Integrity Tool, by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Donald H. Romano, ABA Health Lawyer, April 2011.

Medical Malpractice Tort Reform, co-authored by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Radiology Management, March/April 2011.

Final Medicare Screening Requirements Published: Compliance Program Requirements Still Pending, Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz. Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2011.

"OIG Again Views Complimentary Transportation Services Favorably," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, April 2011.

"PPACA One Year Later: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, March 2011.

"Regulatory Review: Medicare Screening Requirements Finalized, Mandatory Compliance Programs Still Pending", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, February 2011.

"Federal Healthcare Reform: The Push for Quality, Efficiency and Integration," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., Communique Winter 2011.

"IDTFs: Mobile, Fixed-Based, Portable Unit? How Do You Know and What Does it Mean?" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, January 2011.

"Group Practice Integration in Light of PPACA and Stark," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report Winter 2011.

2010

"Regulatory Review: CMS Issues Final Rule Regarding Stark’s IOASE Disclosure Requirement," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, December 2010.

"Regulatory Review: Ten Facts You Should Know About Medicare ACOs," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., AHRA Link, November 2010.

"Physicians Must Manage New Stark Law Risks Under the Health Care Reform Act," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report Fall 2010.

"Regulatory Review: Proposed New Screening Requirements for Enrollees" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, October 2010.

"Regulatory Review: The New Face of Physician Compliance Programs: Physicians Must Manage New Stark Law Risks under the Health Care Reform Act," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, September 2010.

"Regulatory Review: Special Annual Meeting Edition," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L.Gustafson, Esq., AHRA Link, August 2010.

"Regulatory Review: CMS Issues Proposed Rules Relating to Physician Self-Referral," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, July 2010.

"Focus in self-referral heightened," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2010. p.6

"Health Care Marketing--What Every Provider Should Know: Navigating the Health Care Regulatory Landscape" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., G-2 Compliance Report, June 2010, p.5.

"Healthcare Marketing: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., The Communique, Spring 2010.

"Regulatory Review: OIG Approves Proposed Free Pre-Authorization Services Arrangement," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, June 2010.

"Regulatory Review: Physician Self-Referral Updates," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, May 2010.

"Imaging Centers Billing for Out of State Interpretations Can Expect Claim Denials," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, April 2010.

"Government chooses accreditation servers," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2010. p.13.

"Regulatory Review: Pursuant to MIPPA, CMS Approves Three Organizations to Accredit Suppliers of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, March 2010.

"Key Regulations Impacting Healthcare Marketing: Entertainment and Gifts," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., RBMA Bulletin, Vol. 45 Issue 1, January-February 2010.

"The Stark Law's In-Office Ancillary Services Exception: In-Office Ancillary Arrangements Remain Viable for Pain Management Practices," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., The Communique, Winter 2010.

"Mobile Leasing Diagnostic Testing Arrangements" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., Radiology Management, January/February 2010.

"Regulatory Review: Incentives to Meaningfully Use Electronic Health Records" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, February 2010.

"The 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule; Medicare’s Anti-Markup Rule and IDTF Enrollment Requirements for Mobile Imaging" by Adrienne D. Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 2010.

"Regulatory Review: Healthcare Marketing--Navigating the Regulatory Landscape" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., AHRA Link, January 2010.

2009

"CMS Proposes Rules Regarding Implementation of Accreditation Standards" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Link, September 2009.

"The October 1st Stark Law Changes: Implications for Diagnostic Imaging Arrangements" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Link, August 2009.

"In-Office Imaging Services Still Protected" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Summer 2009.

"Anesthesia Groups Not Immune From Stark Law Risk" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Communique, Summer 2009.

"The Continued Relevance of the Stark Law's IOASE: In-Office Imaging Arrangements Remain Viable," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Link, June 2009.

"Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Diagnostic Imaging Services, Part 2," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Radiology Management, March/April 2009.

"The 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: The Anti-Markup Rule and IDTF Developments Impacting Diagnostic Testing Services," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, Vol. 21, No. 3, February 2009.

"Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Diagnostic Imaging Services, Part 1," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Radiology Management, January/February 2009.

"The 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Medicare's Anti-Markup Rule and IDTF Enrollment Requirements for Mobile Imaging," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter 2009.

2008

"The 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - Medicare's Anti-Markup Rule and IDTF Enrollment Requirements for Mobile Imaging," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Guest Article, Stout Risius Ross Health Care Quarterly Update, Winter 2008.

"CMS Finalizes Major Stark Changes - New Physician Self-Referral Rules in the 2009 IPPS Final Rulemaking Will Require Restructuring of Many Common Healthcare Arrangements," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, October 2008.

"New Stark rules: Yet more arrangements to be restructured," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 3, Fall 2008.

"2008 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Despite Non-Finalization of Stark Proposals, Final Rule Contains Major Implications for Diagnostic Testing Arrangements," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, February 2008.

"Medicare's anti-markup rule partially delayed until 2009," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4., No. 1, Spring 2008

"Stark II Phase III: The Current Stark Reality," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Oakland County Bar Association, Laches, January 2008.

"2008 Medicare physician fee schedule: Final rule has far reaching implications for physician practices providing diagnostic testing," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 2008.

2007

"Stark II Phase III - The Full Picture," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Special Edition: The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, September 2007.

"Final phase of Stark regulations finally here - but it may not really be over," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 2007.

"A healthcare franchise: Add to shopping cart," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 2007.

"Stark Reality: What Every Physician Should Know!" co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 2007.

"Cash care and retail medicine opportunities enhance your practice: Legal issues every doctor should know," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2007.

2006

"Legal issues impacting physician practices: Providing physical therapy services," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 2006.

"Physician-ownership in ambulatory surgery centers," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2., No. 2, Summer 2006.

"Physician compensation: What's legal?" co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2006.

2005

"Stark and Anti-Kickback Protection for E-Prescribing and Electronic Health Records," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, Vol. 18, No. 2, December 2005.

"Does Your Practice Qualify as a Group Practice under Stark?" co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 1, No. 3, Fall 2005.

2004

"STARK II PHASE II is Here - Have you Analyzed Your Healthcare Clients' Financial Relationships?" co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Laches, July 2004.

"The Phase II Final Stark Regulations Are Here - Are You Ready?" co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Pulse, July 16, 2004.

"Stark II - Phase II - The Final Voyage," co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Special Edition: The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, April 2004.

"The Phase II Final Stark Regulations Are Here - Are You Ready?" co-authored: Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Detroit Medical News, April 12, 2004.