Managing Attorney Kathryn Hickner-Cruz to lead firm’s 4th national location
November 14, 2013 – The Health Law Partners (The HLP), a national health care law firm that delivers progressive results for various types of health care providers, announced today the expansion of its national practice with the opening of The HLP Cleveland office, which will be led by Managing Attorney Kathryn Hickner-Cruz. Founding Shareholder Adrienne Dresevic proudly made the announcement.
“Opening a Cleveland office is a clear fit for us,” said Dresevic. “Cleveland is emerging as a global center for innovation within the health care industry, and we view this as an exceptional opportunity to leverage our firm’s collective experience and services to better partner with and counsel our current clients within this region and expand our national presence.”
The opening of the Cleveland office represents a natural growth for The HLP, which was honored this past year by Inc. magazine. The HLP qualified in the top 25 percent of the nation’s fastest growing companies on the prestigious Inc. 5,000 list. The firm practices in all areas of health law and currently operates offices located in Detroit, New York and Atlanta, representing hospitals and health systems, physicians and other health care practitioners, imaging entities, ambulatory surgery centers, management and billing companies, DME suppliers, and hospice organizations, among others.
Hickner-Cruz practices in all areas of health care law, and specializes in transactional matters and compliance with federal and state health care regulations. She has represented a wide array of health care providers, including physicians groups, large health systems and hospitals, in Stark, federal and state anti-kickback laws, HIPAA and state privacy laws, and federal tax-exempt laws. An alumna of Wayne State University Law School, Hickner-Cruz graduated magna cum laude and was elected as member of order of the coif.
The Health Law Partners is a law firm dedicated to the practice of health care law. Established in 2009 by Adrienne Dresevic, Jessica Gustafson, Robert Iwrey, Carey Kalmowitz and Abby Pendleton, the firm has a national presence with offices in Detroit, New York, Atlanta and Cleveland. Clients include hospitals and health systems, physicians, imaging entities, ambulatory surgery centers, management and billing companies, DME suppliers, and hospice organizations, among others.
The firm has extensive knowledge and experience in Medicare and Medicaid appeals, Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance, health care regulatory matters, health care billing and reimbursement issues, health care transactional work, as well as licensing issues, staff privileging, and participation with third-party payors.