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Jessica L. Gustafson, 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

JESSICA L. GUSTAFSON is a founding partner with The Health Law Partners, P.C. She graduated cum laude from Miami University in 2002. Ms. Gustafson graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2005. While in law school, Ms. Gustafson served as a member of the Wayne Law Review Editorial Board as a Senior Articles Editor. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Robert H. Cleland, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

Ms. Gustafson practices in all areas of health care law and devotes a substantial portion of her practice to representing providers in the Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) and Medicare audit appeals process.  She also regularly assists clients with compliance and reimbursement matters.

Ms. Gustafson is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association (Health Law Section) and Michigan Bar Association (Health Care Law Section). She is actively involved in the ABA Health Law Section, serving on the Membership Committee, as a Vice-Chair of the Physician Issues Interest Group and as a member of the Editorial Board of the publication ABA Health eSource.

Education

J.D. , Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 2005
Law Review: The Wayne Law Review, 2003 - 2005

B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 2002

Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Speech Communication

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Michigan, 2005
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2005

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association

American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Vice Chair, Membership Committee; Vice-Chair, Physician Issues Interest Group; Member of the Editorial Board of ABA Health eSource

Michigan Bar Association, Health Care Law Section
Member Since: 2005

Published Works

"Medicare Appeals Adjudication Delays: Is Relief Finally in Sight?" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Jessica Gustafson, Esq., AHRA Link March 20, 2017.

"Medicare Appeals Adjudication Delay Update:  Lawsuit Decided in Favor of Appellants (For Now)," by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., ABA The Health Lawyer, February 2017.

"Medicare Appeals Update: Is a Resolution Near?" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. AHRA Link August 22, 2016.

"Be on NOTICE:  CMS's Proposed Rule on the NOTICE Act Has Been Published," by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., ABA Health eSource, Volume 12 No. 10., June 2016.

"Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayment: Long Awaited Final Rule Provides Clarification"., by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., ABA Health eSource, Volume 12 No. 7, March 2016.


"Medicare Enrollment: CMS's Most Potent Program Integrity Tool Becomes Even Stronger," by Donald Romano, Esq., Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson Esq., The Health Lawyer Volume 28, Number 3, February 2016.
 





"CMS Increases Enrollment Enforcement", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., and Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. AHRA Link, March 2015.

"Healthcare Providers and Suppliers Eagerly Anticipate Planned Improvements to Recovery Audit Program," By Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., ABA Health eSource, February 2015.

Legal Manual for New York Physicians, 4th Edition, Vol. 2, Chapter 56, "Medicare Audits of Physician Claims and the Medicare Appeals Process," by Abby Pendleton, Esq., and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., New York State Bar Association/Medical Society of the State of New York 2014

"Partial Relief in Sight:  CMS Proposes Settlement of Pending Inpatient Hospital "Status" Appeals, by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., ABA Health eSource, October 2014, Vol. 11 No. 2.

"What Are Medicare Appeals?" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., American Bar Association, 2014.

"Hospitals Must Continue Implementation of Controversial 2-Midnight Rule," by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., American Case Management Association, Collaborative Case Management, Vol. 11, Issue 05, Summer 2014.

"Medicare Appeals Adjudication Delays: Implications for Healthcare Providers and Suppliers", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., The Health Lawyer, Volume 26, Number 5, June 2014.

Jessica Gustafson, Esq. was quoted in, "Hospital Loses ABN Appeal to Patient Based on Use of Acronym", AIS Health, May 2014.

"How Long Must We Wait?  Repercussions for Health Care Providers and Suppliers of ALJ Adjudication Delays", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., AHLA Newsletter, May 2014.

"2-Midnight Rule Update: Hospitals Must Continue Implementation of the 2-Midnight Rule", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., The Health Lawyer, Volume 26, Number 4, April 2014.

"Hospitals Brace for 'Probe and Educate' MAC Audits as Physician Documentation in Hospitals Takes on Even Greater Importance:  Impact of the 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System ('IPPS') Final Rule on Hospital-Based Physician Documentation," by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., BC Advantage, February/March 2014.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. was quoted in, "Report on Medicare Compliance", Volume 23, Number 6, February 17, 2014.

"The Latest Development in Federal Health Care Audit Programs: Supplemental Medical Review Contractor Audits", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., BC Advantage, January 2014.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. was quoted in, "Report on Medicare Compliance", Volume 23, Number 2, January 20, 2014.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. were quoted in, "Whacked by RAC", Hospitals & Health Networks, January 14, 2014.

"Billing for and Appealing Denials of Inpatient Hospital Services:  Where have we been?  Where are we now?  What does the future hold?"
ABA Health Law Section, The Health Lawyer, by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., December 2013.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. was quoted in, "Report on Medicare Compliance", Volume 22, Number 40, November 11, 2013.

"The Latest Development in Medicare Audits: Supplemental Medical Review Contractor ("SMRC") Audits", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., ABA Health eSource, October 2013, Volume 10, No. 2.

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.

Jessica Gustafson, Esq. was quoted in "Report on Medicare Compliance", Volume 22, Number 35, October 2013.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq. were quoted in, "Report on Medicare Compliance", Volume 22, Number 36, October 2013.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq. were quoted in, "Claims under the microscope: Hospitals add observation units to reduce inpatient stays; costs fall, but scrutiny rises", Crain's Detroit Business, September, 2013.

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

"CMS Publishes 2014 IPPS Final Rule: Revises Reimbursement Criteria Related To Patient Status", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., Health Lawyers Weekly, August 23, 2013.

"2014 IPPS Final Rule Establishes New Requirements for Physician Documentation in Hospitals", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., ABA Health Law Section Physician Issues Interest Group Member Alert, August, 2013.

"CMS Publishes 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System ("IPPS") Final Rule: CMS Payment Policies Related to Patient Status Revised", by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq., HLP Client Alert, August, 2013.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq. were quoted in, "Reaping the Rewards of Experience: The DOs and DON'Ts for Filing Claim Appeals", Medicare Compliance, Volume 22, Number 27, page 2 & 3,  July 29, 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.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq. were quoted in, "CPR Refusal Highlights Risk of Overly Strict Policies", Healthcare Risk Management, May 2013, Vol. 35, No. 5.

Jessica Gustafson, Esq. was quoted in "Painful Side Effects: Drug Abuse Problems Evade Paltry Anti-Fraud Efforts in Medicare Part D", Modern Healthcare, April 2013.

"CMS Acquiesces to Hospital Pressure, Allows Part B Billing of Hospital Services Following Part A Denial of Inpatient Hospital Claims for Medical Necessity: Is It Enough?", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., ABA Health eSource, March 2013, Volume 9, Number 7.

Jessica Gustafson, Esq. was interviewed and quoted in, "The Problems with Audits", an article on The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program, by Deborah Abrams Kaplan, Diagnostic Imaging, February 6, 2013.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq. were interviewed and quoted in, "Facing an Audit? Here's What You Need to Know", Diagnostic Imaging, February 6, 2013.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq. were interviewed and quoted in the November 12, 2012 issue of Physician's Money Digest in an article titled, "Putting Practices on the RAC".

"Anesthesia Practices Should Prepare for More Audit Activity", by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Communique, Winter 2011.

"Sleeping Giants: Compliance in the Age of Electronic Medical Records", by Ranjan Sachdev, MD, MBA, CHC, Abby Pendleton, Esq., and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors New Perspectives, Winter 2011.

"The Future of the Recovery Audit Contractor Program", by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., ABA eSource, August 2011

" Compliance Can Be Tricky in the Age of Electronic Medical Records", by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2011.

"The Recovery Audit Contractor ("RAC") Program: What Can Laboratories and Pathologists Expect?", by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and  Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., G-2 Compliance Report, February 2011.

"Compliance Corner: Focus on Compliance," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Communique, Fall 2010.

"RAC Program Proposed Rule Published," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report Winter 2011.

Proposed HIPAA Regulations: What Physician Practices Need to Know,” by Abby Pendleton, Esq., Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., and Stephanie Ottenwess, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report Fall 2010.

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

"Breach Notification Final Rule," by Jessica L.Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., The Communique, Winter 2010.

"HIPAA enforcement strengthened, penalties increased" by Jessica L.Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 2010.

"The RAC Program: What Can Radiology Providers Expect as RACs Begin Auditing?" by Abby Pendleton, Esq.. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Radiology Management, November/December 2009.

"Physicians Can Choose to Opt Out of Medicare Participation" by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall 2009.

"HITECH in a High Tech Era" by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Communique, Fall 2009.

"What Anesthesiologists And Pain Management Physicians Need To Know About The RAC Program" by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq., Communique, Summer 2009.

"Medicare eases rule on termination of provider medical records review," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2009

Recovery Audit Contractors And Medicare Audits: What Can Hospitals and Health Systems Expect as the RAC Program Expands Nationwide?” co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., American Health Lawyers Association, Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group Member Briefing, January 2009

"Get Ready -- Recovery Audit Contractors Are Coming to Michigan," co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter 2009

"RAC to the Future: What Can Medicare Providers and Suppliers Expect from the Recovery Audit Contractor Program?" co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, Vol. 21, No. 2, December 2008

"The RACs Are Coming - Are You Ready?" co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., The RAP Sheet, American Health Lawyers Association, December 2008

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Successful Strategies for Defending Audits," co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Caring, National Association of Home Care and Hospice, November 2008

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Successful Strategies for Preparing for and Defending Audits," co-authored: Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Journal of Health Care Compliance, September-October, 2008

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Successful Strategies for Defending Audits," co-authored: Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Radiology Business Journal, Vol. 3, No. 8, August 13, 2008

"Can Medicare take my money? What the One-Time Notification means," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 2008

"Compliance Corner: OIG Workplan 2008," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Anesthesia Business Consultants Communique, Spring 2008

"OIG Work Plan 2008: What can providers expect in 2008?" by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring 2008

"Get Ready: RACs may be nationwide sooner than expected!" co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., HCCA Compliance Today, Vol. 9, No. 10, October 2007

"Get ready for increased nationwide Medicare audit activity," co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 2007

"DMC/WSU joint residency programs: Progress made, but work remains," co-authored: Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2007

"The Medicare Appeals Process and Strategies for Successful Appeals," co-authored: Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., American Health Lawyers Association, Physician Organizations, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Winter 2007

"Legal issues impacting physician recruitment relationships," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 4, Winter 2007

"What all physicians need to know about the proposed changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 2006

"Legal issues impacting physician practices: Providing physical therapy services," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 2006

"Starting a Physician Practice in Michigan," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2006

Speaking Engagements

"The Current Audit Structure and Proposed Changes to the Medicare Appeals Process," by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., 4th Annual West Physician Advisor & Case Management Summit, San Diego, CA, October 24, 2016.

On July 22, 2016, Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq. participated in a Mock ALJ hearing during the RAC Summit, 4th Physician Advisor and UR Team Boot Camp in San Antonio, TX.

"Appealing to the ALJ:  Strategies for Success," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., 5th Annual Southeast Physician Advisor Symposium, Greenville, SC, April 27, 2016.

"Examine the Modified Two-Midnight Rule and Its Impact on the Documentation Process," by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., World Congress 13th Annual Observation Management Summit, Chicago, IL, April 26, 2016.

"Effective Strategies for Dealing with Denials and Appeals," by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., National Association of Physician Advisors 13th Annual Physician Advisor Summit, Orlando, FL, March 15, 2016.

"Medicare Provider Enrollment: Strategies for Denials, Revocations and Appeals", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Donald Romano, Esq., and Andrew B. Wachler, Esq., Strafford Nationwide Webinar, January 7, 2016.





Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. co-presented, "The Business of Chiropractic:  An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure," Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC), 2014 MAC Fall Express Conference, Mt. Pleasant, MI, November 22, 2014.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq.. gave a Legal and Regulatory Update at the 9th National RAC and MAC Summit, Washington D.C., November 13-14, 2014.
 
Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq. presented at the World Congress 2nd Annual West Physician Advisor & Case Management Summit, on the topic of "Strategies to Successfully Manage Denials and the Appeals Process,"  San Diego, CA, October 20-21, 2014.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. presented at the 2014 AHRA Annual Meeting, on the topic of "What Radiology Practices Need to Know about Federal Medicare Auditing Programs," Washington, D.C., August 12, 2014.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq. presented at The National RAC Summit 2nd Physician Advisor and UR Team Boot Camp Best Practices from Pre-Admission to Appeal, Chicago, IL, July 14-16, 2014.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. moderated the ABA Health Law Section webinar, "Unified Hospital Medical Staffs Under the New Medicare Regulations:  What You Need to Know About the Changes in the Medicare Conditions of Participation," on July 10, 2014.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. presented, "Overview and Recap of the 2014 CMS IPPS Final Rule", World Congress National Association of Physician Advisor (NAPA) Summit, Orlando, Florida, March 24, 2014.

Abby Pendleton, Esq., Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., and Michael Salvatore, MD presented, "Successfully Deal with Denials", World Congress National Association of Physician Advisor (NAPA) Pre-Summit Workshop, Orlando, Florida, March 24, 2014.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. presented "Two-Midnight Rule:  Implications for Auditor Behavior and Appeal Strategies," The National RAC Summit, Washington DC, December 6, 2013.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. moderated, "Do-It-Yourself Valuation: When and How to Determine Fair Market Value Without an Outsider Appriaser", ABA Health Law Section, Physician Issues Interest Group, November 21, 2013.

"CMS's New Two-Midnight Rule for Inpatient Admissions: Strategies for Hospital Compliance", by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., AIS Webinar, September 26, 2013.

Regulations Impacting Healthcare Marketing, by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., AHRA 41st Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, July 28-31, 2013.

Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices, by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., AHRA 41st Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, July 28-31, 2013.

The Medicare Audit Landscape:  What Radiology Practices Need to Know, by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., AHRA 41st Annual Meeting and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN, July 28-31, 2013.

On August 23, 2013, Jessica Gustafson presented on the 2014 IPPS Final Rule on Appeal Academy’s Finally Friday.

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. presented on "Increased Scrutiny on Health Care Providers and How to Avoid Becoming A Target" to the Huron Valley Physician Association at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, MI, May 7, 2013.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. presented "ICD-10: Compliance Risks and Mitigation Strategies" at the 2012 AAMA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, November 13th-16th, 2012.

"Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., AHRA 40th Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 12, 2012, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Orlando, FL.

"Recent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., AHRA 40th Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 13, 2012, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Orlando, FL.

"Regulations Impacting Healthcare Marketing" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson Esq., AHRA 40th Annual Meeting and Exposition, August 14, 2012, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Orlando, FL.

"Medicare Audit Appeals: Representing Healthcare Providers", National Business Institute Teleconference, June 6, 2012. 

“The Medicare Audit Landscape, What Radiologists Need to Know,” by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., AHRA 2012 Spring Conference, April 4, 2012, Seattle, WA.

“The Medicaid RAC Final Rule: What Legal Counsel Representing Healthcare Providers Need to Know,” by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Susan Emanual, moderated by Abby Pendleton, Esq., an American Health Lawyers Association Webinar, January 25, 2012.

“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.

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

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

"An Unprecedented Era of Claims Scrutiny:  Successfully Managing Targeted Medical Review, Recovery Audit Contractor and Medicaid Integrity Audits," Jessica L. Gustafson, Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association 2011 Annual Conference, Lincoln, NE.

"Compliance in the Age of Electronic Health Records," Health Care Compliance Association's 15th annual Compliance Institute, April 10-13, 2011 Orlando, FL.

"How RAC & MIC Audits Will Affect LTC Facilities," 2011 Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM) Spring Leadership Conference, March 31, 2011. 

"Navigating Claim Denials," World Research Group Panel Discussion, March 2, 2011.

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

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

"How RAC and MIC Audits Will Affect LTC Facilities," 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," Michigan Health Care Law Section Teleconference, March 18, 2010.

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits," at National City Bank, March 16, 2010.

"Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Strategies for Successful Appeals," 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.

"Protecting, Improving, and Enhancing Your Bottom Line" The Oakland County Bar Association Oakland County Medical Society, December 1, 2009.

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

Honors and Awards

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. was elected into The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2012-2016.

Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. was selected as an Up and Coming Lawyer in 2010 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Past Employment Positions

Wachler & Associates, P.C., associate, 2005-2009

Wachler & Associates, P.C., law clerk, 2004-2005