Publications Continued

"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.

"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.

"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.

"Anesthesiologists Targeted in CMS' Review of Existing Rules," by Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Communique, Fall 2011

You’re a Lawyer? Can I Ask You a Question? by Christopher Ryan, Esq. and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., ABA The Young Lawyer, October 2011.

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

Use Care with Social Media to Project Professionalism, Protect Patients, by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2011.

ER Call Pay Highly Regulated and Can Be Quite Restrictive, by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 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.

Taking a Bite into Oral Appliance Therapy, by Daniel B. Brown, Esq., Sleep Review Magazine, July-August 2011.

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

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

Are You Questioning My Authority? With Increased Scrutiny of Pharmacy Claims, Physicians Should Not Be Surprised when the Pharmacist Calls, by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. Michigan Medical Law Report, Summer 2011.

CMS Finally Speaks: The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Proposed Regulations and What They Mean for Anesthesiologists, by Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Communique, Summer 2011.

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

"Fraud, Waste and Abuse Education: Avoid Becoming a Target Despite Increasing Government Scrutiny of Michigan Providers," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Health Plus Pharmacy News Bulletin, May 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.

Avoid Becoming a Target Despite Government Scrutiny of Michigan Providers, by Robert S. Iwrey, 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.

How to Avoid Becoming a Target Amid Increasing Government Scrutiny of Michigan Providers, by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 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.

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.

"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.

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

"Physicians are Required to Wear Too Many Hats," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report Winter 2011.

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

"The OIG’s New Roadmap on Avoiding Fraud and Abuse," by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report Winter 2011.

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

"Size Matters: Antitrust Warning Signs in Anesthesia Group and Pain Group Mergers," by Daniel B. Brown, Esq. and  Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Communique Winter 2011.

"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.

"Ten Facts that Anesthesiologists Should Know about Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)," by Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Communique, Fall 2010.

"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.

"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.

"Ten Facts Physicians Should Know About ACOs," Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, 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.

"Compliance Corner: Focus on Compliance," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Communique, Fall 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 reform measures, increased audit scrutiny, and more reasons why compliance programs matter," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2010. p.12

"Medical Main Street means jobs and millions in investment for Oakland County, region," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and David Schreiber, Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2010. p.4

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

"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.

"The Anesthesia Community Must Be Prepared for Increased Audit Activity by RACS and Others," by Abby Pendleton, Esq., The Communique, Spring 2010.

"AHLA Deciphering Codes: Fraud & Abuse for Coders and Coding Insight for Healthcare Lawyers," a chapter in the AHLA/AAPC Coding Manual, Abby Pendleton, Esq., published in 2010.

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

"What to Do When Faced With a Staff Privilege or Licensing Matter," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Health Care Weekly Review, Vol. 26, Num. 11. April 1, 2010. p.5.

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

"Beware: Investigations and disciplinary actions may lead to charges," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2010. p.1

"Enforcement: Physician's fraud conviction affirmed," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2010. p.3

"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.

"6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction of Pain Management Physician for Overutilization & Billing Fraud," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Communique, Winter 2010.

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

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

"Mobile leasing diagnostic are a good way to enhance practice revenue," by Adrienne D. Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 2010.

"State licensing investigations: An ounce of prevention...," by Robert S. Iwrey, 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.