Speeches

2021

"Feast and Famine:  The Economics of Healthcare in a Pandemic," by John Cherf, M.D., MPH, MBA (Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center), Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., M. Manza Habib, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM, MRCP (Rutgers Health) and Jessica Smith (Berkeley Research Group), 2021 American Bar Association Health Law Section, Physicians  Legal Issues: Healthcare Delivery & Innovation Virtual Conference, September 21, 2021.
"Recent Legal Developments All Radiology Providers Should Know", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2021 AHRA 49th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Nashville, TN, August 3, 2021

"Reimbursement Dispute Hot Topics," by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Stefanie Philips, Esq. (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan), ICLE 27th Annual Health Law Institute, March 11, 2021.

2020

"New Updates to Stark Regulations Explained" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., and Clinton Mikel, Esq., Xoran Technologies Webinar Series, December 17, 2020.

"New Final AKS Regulations - Head Start on What You Need to Know" by Clinton Mikel, Esq., American Bar Association Washington Health Law Summit 2020 Virtual Conference , December 8, 2020.

"Physician Challenges in the Current Health Care Market" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., LSBA Webinar Healthcare Law: What you Need to Know Amid the COVID-19 Crisis Part 1 &2, November 13, 2020.

"High Stakes of Compliance in an Evolving Regulatory Environment" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., TLC 2020, American College of Physician Advisors.

"Staying Out of Trouble: Growing your Business in a Compliant Manner" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2020 RBMA Spark Virtual Conference, September 23, 2020.

"Staying Out of Trouble: Growing your Business in a Compliant Manner, Live Q&A Roundtable" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2020 RBMA Spark Virtual Conference, September 23, 2020.

"Recent Legal Developments all Radiology Providers Need to Know" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2020 AHRA Virtual Annual Meeting, August 13, 2020.

"Legal Issues Affecting Hospital Case Managers" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., CMSA 2020 Annual Conference Virtual Edition, June 28 - July 2, 2020.

"Fraud and Abuse Update" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Adam Townshend, Assistant U.S. Attorney (W.D. Michigan), Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 26th Annual Health Law Institute (HLI), Livestreamed, May 13, 2020.

"M&A Trends and Developments" by Scott Rayson, Joe Sowell, and Howard Wall, and moderated by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Taos Health Law Roundtable, January 24, 2020.

"A.I. and Digital Health: Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Concerns" by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Taos Health Law Roundtable, January 24, 2020.

"Case Studies in Healthcare Fraud Defense: Effective Use of Data Analytics, Expert Testimony, and Independent Compliance Program Evaluation" by Lindsay Knutson and Katie Norris of Berkeley Research Group, and moderated by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Taos Health Law Roundtable, January 23, 2020.

2019

"Head Start: What You Need To Know Now About the Newly Proposed Stark Regulations" featuring Kimberly Brandt, Clay Countryman, Matthew Edgar, Clinton Mikel, Esq., and Lisa Ohrin Wilson, American Bar Association Health Law Section webinar, October 30, 2019.

"Agency Deference and the Impact of Kisor in Healthcare: Challenging CMS and Other Agency Actions" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Mimi Hu Brouillette, Esq., and Daniel Jarcho, Esq., Strafford Nationwide Webinar, September 25, 2019.

"Legal Issues Affecting Hospital Case Managers" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., CMSA 2019 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 11, 2019.

"Staying Out of Trouble - Growing Your Business in a Compliant Manner" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2019 RBMA Spark Conference, Miami, FL, June 4, 2019.

"Doing Business in a Radioactive Industry (a/k/a Legal Challenges for Overregulated Imaging Providers)" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2019 RBMA PaRADigm Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, April 15, 2019.

"Explore Appeal Avenues and Evaluate the Costs for Addressing Denials at Each Level" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq.,16th Annual Physician Advisor and Medical Director Summit, Chicago, IL, April 15, 2019.

"Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor Provisions" by Clinton Mikel, Esq., Strafford Webinars, March 19, 2019.

"Physician Compensation Trends to Consider in Establishing Fair Market Value (FMV)" moderated by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., and presented by Rud Blumentritt, CPA/ABV, CVA (Horne, LLP) and Albert "Chip" Hutzler, JD, MBA, CVA (HealthcareAppraisers), American Bar Association Health Law Section webinar, January 10, 2019.

"Recent Privacy Developments" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. for the Health Section, 36th Annual National CLE Conference, Snowmass, CO, January 2, 2019.
2018

"Courts Recognize Irreparable Harm to Providers Caused by Medicare Appeals Backlog" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., Special Edition Finally Friday, September 18, 2018.

"Regulatory Update - 60 Day Recoupment, CMS/OMHA Appeal-Reduction, Front-End Compliance and Appeals" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., The 6th National Physician Advisor and Utilization Review Team Boot Camp 2018, Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 2018.

"Will Medicare Revoke Your Billing Privileges?" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Donald Romano, Esq. (Foley & Lardner, Washington, DC), Appeal Academy webinar, June 26, 2018.

"Will Medicare Revoke Your Billing Privileges? Don't Answer "No" Too Quickly" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Donald Romano, Esq. (Foley & Lardner, Washington, DC), American Bar Association Health Law Section & Chicago Medical Society Physicians Legal Issues Conference, Chicago, IL, June 8, 2018.
"Healthcare Marketing in the Crosshairs" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2018 RBMA SPARK Conference, Nashville, TN, June 5, 2018.
"Mission Creep: The Physician Advisor and Payer Contracts" by Elizabeth Lamkin, MHA (President, PACE Healthcare) and Abby Pendleton, Esq., 2018 National Physician Advisor Conference/SEPAS 2018, Greenville SC, May 1, 2018.
"Staying Compliant in a Heavily Regulated Industry" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. for Singh Development, Royal Oak, MI, April 18, 2018.
"Stark Law, Fraud and Abuse" and "Stark One-on-One" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2018 PaRADigm Conference, San Diego, CA, April 7, 2018.

"Fraud and Abuse Update" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Adam Townshend, Assistant U.S. Attorney (W.D. Michigan), Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 24th Annual Health Law Institute, Plymouth, MI, March 9, 2018.

"The Perils of Ransomware...Makes You Wanna Cry" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. for the Employee Benefits Section, 35th Annual National CLE Conference, Vail, CO, January 6, 2018.

"What's Happening in Privacy and Security? The Daunting Data Dilemma" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. for the Healthcare Section, 35th Annual National CLE Conference, Vail, CO, January 6, 2018.

2017

"Manage Medicare Denials Amidst Perceived Inconsistency and Lack of Transparency" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., and Mohammad Shaheed, M.D. (Rochester Regional Health System),  World Congress 5th Annual West Physician Advisor & Case Management Summit, Phoenix, AZ, October 18, 2017.
"Avoiding Pinstripes and Fines: Fundamentals of Healthcare Fraud and Abuse" a webinar by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., sponsored by the ABA Health Law Section, September 21, 2017.
"Are the Changes for the Better?  What Appellants and Legal Counsel Need to Know about the New Medicare Appeals Rule" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Jacob J. Harper (Morgan Lewis), American Bar Association Health Law Section webinar, August 10, 2017.
"Meet the Dream Team: 5) Legal Team - When All Else Fails" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., 5th National Physician Advisor and Utilization Review Boot Camp, FL, July 21, 2017.
"Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls with the Use of Electronic Medical Records" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Julie Hardy, MSA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P (The Rybar Group), Michigan Health Care Law Section webinar, June 28, 2017.
Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. were interviewed at the 2017 PaRADigm Conference, Chicago, IL, April 24-25, 2017.
"Healthcare Marketing Landscape - Stark Law, CMP Revisions, and The Assault on Marketing Programs" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2017 PaRADigm Conference, Chicago, IL, April 24-25, 2017.

"Drive Effective Collaboration between Payers and Providers" moderated by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., 14th Annual Physician Advisor Summit, Orlando, FL, March 21, 2017.
"Develop Effective Strategies for Addressing Appeals and Denials" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., 14th Annual Physician Advisor Summit, Orlando, FL, March 20, 2017.
"Core Concepts Track: Compliance Program and Plans: The Essentials" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Plymouth, MI, March 9, 2017.

"Stark Law and Sunshine Act" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2017 RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs Conference, Fort Worth, TX, March 6, 2017.

"Anti-Kickback Enforcement: The Assault on Marketing Programs and Other Developments" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 34th Annual National CLE Conference, Snowmass, CO, January 4, 2017.

2016

"Concierge Practice: The Risks and Pitfalls of Converting" by Clinton Mikel, Esq., 42nd Annual American Society of Medical Association Counsel (ASMAC) Fall Conference, Kohler, WI, October 26, 2016.

"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.

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, San Antonio, TX, July 22, 2016.

Clinton Mikel, Esq. participated in the "Outside, In: Unhealthy Hacking: Medical Privacy in the Age of Cyber Attacks", hosted by POLITICO, Washington, D.C., May 10, 2016.

"Appealing to the ALJ: Strategies for Success" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, 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.

Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq. participated in the question and answer portion in the encore presentation of "Complying with New 2016 Stark Law Amendments", Stafford Webinars, April 21, 2016.

"Evolving Fraud & Abuse Enforcement: Major Defensive Stark Clarifications and the Evolution of Personal Accountability" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., Spring 2016 Corporate Compliance Officer Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 20, 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.
"Stark Law and Sunshine Act" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 2016 RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 7, 2016.
"Physician Contracting Workshop" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Oakland County Medical Society, Bloomfield Hills, MI, March 2, 2016.

“That’s Remuneration? New Issues under the Anti-Kickback and stark Laws” by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., 33rd Annual National CLE Conference, Vail, CO, January 6, 2016.

2015

"Major 2016 Stark Law Changes" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Clinton Mikel, Esq., Appeal Academy's Finally Friday! Webinar, December 4, 2015.

"Understanding Changing CMS Rules and Regulations to Maintain Learning and Improve Quality" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., World Congress 3rd Annual National Association of Physician Advisors ("NAPA") Physician Advisor & Case Management Summit, San Diego, CA, October 19, 2015.

"Medicare Audits and Appeals Environment: What Hospitals Need to Know" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., Healthcare Financial Management Association ("HGMA") Gulf Coast 2015 Fall Institute, Houston, TX, October 16, 2015.

"Evolving HIPAA and Privacy Issues for Medical Device Industry" by Clinton Mikel, Esq., MDMA Medical Device Conference, October 16, 2015.

"How to Handle Difficult Situations - Point-Counterpoint", a panel discussion including Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., The National RAC Summit 3rd Physician Advisor and UR Team Boot Camp, San Antonio, TX, July 23, 2015.

"Beyond Filing Appeals - Proven Success Strategies Using PAs" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., The National RAC Summit 3rd Physician Advisor and UR Team Boot Camp, San Antonio, TX, July 23, 2015.

"Successfully Appealing Medicare Claim Denials (Case studies)" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., The Association for Medical Imaging Management ("AHRA") 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, July 22, 2015.

"OCR'S Anatomy: HIPAA Breaches, Investigations, and Enforcement" by Clinton Mikel, Esq., ABA Physicians Legal Issues Conference, June 2015.

"Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute - Keeping Up With Recent Trends From The Compliance Perspective" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., AEI Seminars, June 25, 2015.

"Steering Your Firm Through the Fog of the 'Cloud': How to Navigate Before You Are Navigated" by Clinton Mikel, Esq., June 15, 2015.

"Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute - Keeping Up with Recent Trends" by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., American Bar Association's Annual Physicians Legal Issues Conference, Chicago, IL, June 10, 2015.

"Does HIPAA Apply to You?: Practical Guidance for mHealth and Telemedicine Companies" by Clinton Mikel, Esq., HIMSS 2015, April 2015.

"Overcome Claim Denials with an Administrative Law Judge through Effective Positioning and Oral Arguments" by Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq. and Abby Pendleton, Esq., World Congress 12th Annual National Association of Physician Advisors ("NAPA") Physician Advisor summit, Orlando, FL, March 17, 2015.