Publications

The attorneys of The Health Law Partners, P.C. are contributing authors to numerous publications, including the following:

"Important New Compliance Resources" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link April 21, 2017.

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

"Michigan's New Telehealth Law", by Aaron Beresh, Esq., Oakland County Medical Society, March/April 2017 Bulletin.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., were quoted in "When it Comes to Stark Law, Good Intentions Don't Matter" by RBMA.org on January 19, 2017.

"OIG Finalizes Transportation Safe Harbor" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., AHRA Link January 18, 2017.

"OIG: Providing Free Goods and Services Raises Compliance Risk" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., AHRA Link January 11, 2017.

"Imaging Provisions in 2017 OIG Work Plan" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link November 21, 2016.

"The Big Impact of a Little Known Patient Privacy Right" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq. AHRA Link October 18, 2016.

Clinton Mikel, Esq., was quoted in "Protect Yourself from Medical Identity Theft" for October 2016 issue of Consumer Reports Magazine.

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

"Appropriate Use Criteria Proposals in the 2017 MPFS" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Carey Kalmowitz, Esq. AHRA Link July 15, 2016.

Clinton Mikel, Esq., was quoted in "Cyber Ransom Attacks Panic Hospitals, Alarm Congress" for POLITICO.com on July 18, 2016 by Arthur Allen.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey Kalmowitz, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq were quoted in The Ambulatory M & A Advisor article, "Regulations for Healthcare in 2016 and Beyond" by Richard Romero on June 1, 2016.

"Stark's New NPP Recruitment Exception - Dissection and Practice Tips," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel Esq. AHLA Health Lawyer Volume 18 Issue 2 May, 2016.

Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. were quoted in "3 Common HIPAA Breaches - And How to Avoid Them" by Kristin J. Webb for the May 2016 issue.

"It's Time to Refocus on HIPAA Compliance," by Adrienne Dresevic Esq. and Aaron Beresh, Esq. AHRA Link May 16, 2016.

"Relieving Referral Sources of Administrative Burdens," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA LINK April 12, 2016.

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

"New Final Rule on Medicare Overpayments", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq.Jessica Gustafson, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq. AHRA LINK March 18, 2016.

"Delays in Medicare Appeals Adjudication Part 1: Scope of the Problem",by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Jessica Gustafson, Esq., AHRA LINK January 29, 2016. 

"Implications of the 2016 OPPS Final Rule: CMS Finalizes Revisions to its 2-Midnight Rule for Inpatient Hospital Admissions", by Jessica Gustafson, Esq., and Abby Pendleton, Esq., ABA Health eSource, Vol. 12 No. 4, December 2015.

"Final CY 2016 Stark Law Changes-Welcomed Revisions to Stark", byAdrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., The Health Lawyer, Volume 28, Number 2, December 2015

"Avoiding Trouble with Marketing Imaging Services", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA LINK December 8, 2015.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., wrote "Final PFS CY 2016 Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Changes Redline" on November 16, 2015 for the American Bar Association Health Law Section.

"Imaging Provisions in 2016 OIG Work Plan", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq. AHRA LINK November 10, 2015.

"Proposed Stark Law Changes - Welcomed Relaxation of Current Regulations" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Aaron Beresh, Esq., ABA Health eSource, October 2015 Volume 12 No. 2.

"Increased HIPAA Enforcement on the Horizon" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Leslie A. Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link on October 9, 2015.

"Site Neutral Payments: An Overview" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., published in the Radiology Management Journal, September/October 2015 Issue.

"ICD-10 Implementation", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie A. Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link on September 11, 2015.

"An Overview of Site-Neutrality", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie A. Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, August 2015

"Key Imaging Provisions for 2016 HOPPS and ASC Payment Proposed Rule, by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, July 2015.

"Incorrect POS Coding and Medicare Overpayments", Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link June 2015.

"Imaging Providers and the Pioneer ACO Model", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, May 2015

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., along with Oakland County Medical Society and Marlene Seltzer, M.D., developed and published “A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Bullying” to educate Michigan physicians to recognize and report bullying, OCMS Bulletin, p. 10-16, March/April 2015.

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

"Providing Free Items/Services To Referring Physicians", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey Kalmowitz Esq. and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, February 2015.

"Unlawful Waivers of Copayments and Deductibles", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Leslie Rojas, Esq., AHRA Link, January 2015.

"Significant Proposed Changes to the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Civil Monetary Penalties Law", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Leslie Rojas, Esq., The Health Lawyer, Volume 27, Number 2, December 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.

"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.

"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.

"Physician Practices as Employer under Federal Health Care Reform: The Employer Mandate and Related Requirements and Opportunities", by Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., AHLA Newsletter, May 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.

"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.

"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.

"Medicaid Primary Care Provider Payment Increases and Related Considerations", by Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., April 16, 2014.

"Physician Employment Guidelines per the AMA", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Healthcare Michigan, Volume 30, Issue 14, p.3, April 2014.

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

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

"Draft of Guidebook Helps Break Down Physician Reporting Requirements", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter 2013 edition.

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

"Final CY2014 Physician Fee Schedule Expands the Geographic Reach for Telehealth Services", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., December 8, 2013.

"ABA Health Law Section Analysis of CY2014 CMS Telehealth Reimbursement", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., December 10, 2013.

"The Sunshine Act and Your Financial Relationships", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., AHRA Link, December 2013.

"Practical Guidance for Physician Organizations Regarding the MHPAEA Final Rule", by Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., November 2013.

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

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

"Answers to the Questionable PSG Billing Report Released by the OIG", by Dan Brown, Esq., Sleep Review Magazine, October 2013.

"ACOs: Patients Are Flocking to Them- Should You?", by Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., Chicago Medicine, Page 10-11.

"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 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.

"1.2 Million HIPAA Fine Related to Digital Copy Machines", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., ABA Health Law Section eHealth Alert, August 14, 2013.

"2014 IPPS Final Rule Establishes New Requirements for Physician Documentation in Hospitals", by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., 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., August, 2013.

"Proposed CY 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Impacts Telehealth Services", by Clinton R. Mikel, Esq., ABA Health Law Section, EHealth, Privacy & Security Interest Group.

"OIG Issues Unfavorable Advisory Opinion for "Carve Out" Deal", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, July, 2013.

Chapter 5: Where Are We WIth HIPAA/HITECH?  A Recap, Bright Spots and The Future, Final HIPAA Megarule: What's Changed, and a Guide to Complying for Providers, by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Physicians Legal Issues Conference, American Bar Association Health Law Section in Conjunction With Chicago Medical Society, Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago, IL, June 13-15, 2013.

"Beware of Real Estate Deals with Referral Sources", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHRA Link, June, 2013.

"AMA Issues Physician Employment Guidelines: What You Need To Know About The New Principles", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Attorney At Law Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2 (Spring 2013).

"AMA Issues Physician Employment Guidelines", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Volume 8, No. 4 (Winter 2012).

"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.

"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 Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., ABA Health eSource, March 2013, Volume 9, Number 7.

"New HIPAA Rules Issued: A Short Primer", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2013 edition.

"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.

"Hospital Employment of Oncologists", by Ron Lebow, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., Oncology Practice Management, February 2013.

"State of Michigan Health Care License Investigations and the Collateral Effects of Licensing Sanctions", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., was the featured article in Laches Oakland County Bar Association, February 2013 edition.

"Changes to the Breach Notification Risk Assessment Under the HIPAA Megarule", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., ABA Health esource, January 2013.

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

Clinton Mikel, Esq. is the author of American Bar Association related to HIPAA Megarule (Free for ABA Health Law Section Members, available for purchase by others) - "HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement & Breach Notification: Redlined Final Omnibus Rule", ABA Health Law Section, January, 2013.

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. co-authored "State of Michigan Health Care License Investigations and The Collateral Effects of Licensing Sanctions", State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section, January, 2013.

"When the Payor Takes Control- Sleep Medicine in 2012", by Dan Brown, Esq., Sleep Review Magazine, Jan-Feb 2012.

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

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

"Pitfalls to Avoid when Selling a Practice", by Ron Lebow, Esq., Drs. Reference The Magazine, Fall 2012 edition.

"Know your Legal Obligations Before Joining an ACO", by Joel M. Greenberg, Esq. and Claudia Hinrichsen, Esq.

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

"Michigan LARA Creates New Health Care Services Bureau", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., October 19, 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.

"Proposed Rules Designed to Remove Barriers for Physicians to Use Physician Assistants", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2012.

"Practical Tips to Avoid Licensing Action", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2012.

"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.

"Uncovering The Mystery Surrounding The National Practitioner Data Bank", by Robert S. Iwrey, 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.

"OIG Advisory Opinion 12-06: Insightful Guidance from the OIG For Structuring Company Model Arrangements", by Abby Pendleton, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., ABA Health eSource, June 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.

"The Required Hospital Standard Charge Publication That You Probably Missed", by Clinton Mikel, Esq., AHLA Link, May 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.

"Electronic Health Records: What Physicians Should Know Beyond Meaningful Use and Incentive Payments", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., OCMS Bulletin, April/May 2012.

"Proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 -- What it Means to the Anesthesia and Pain Communities", by Abby Pendleton, Esq., and Stephanie Ottenwess, Esq., Communique, Spring 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.

"What is MAPS and Why Should I Care?" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 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.

"Electronic Health Records: What Physicians Should Know Beyond Meaningful Use and Incentive Payments", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring 2012.

"Can Solo Practitioners and Small Group Practices Survive in Today's Challenging Marketplace?" , by Joel M. Greenberg, Esq. and Claudia Hinrichsen, Esq., Medical Society of the State of New York Magazine, May 2010, Vol. 66 No. 5.

"Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling a Dental Practice," by Ron Lebow, Esq., Nassau County Dental Society Newsletter, 2010.

"Promises, shmomises! Can I see it in writing? Residents will benefit by successfully negotiating employee agreements," by Ron Lebow, Esq. and Lawrence B. Keller,CLU, ChFC, CFP, American Academy of Dermatology's Directions in Residency, 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 Finally Speaks (Again): The Medicare Shared Savings Program Final Rule and its Relevance to Anesthesiologists", by Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Communique, Winter 2012.