SOUTHFIELD, Mich., December 12, 2013 — Founding Shareholders Robert Iwrey and Abby Pendleton of The Health Law Partners have been recognized as 2014 Top Lawyers by DBusiness magazine. Founding Partner Carey Kalmowitz made the announcement.
Published annually, DBusiness’ Top Lawyers list is a comprehensive and diverse ranking of attorneys from 50 practice areas. The award is based on a peer-review survey, which was sent out to thousands of attorneys from Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties this past summer.
Iwrey is receiving this honor for the fourth time. He is a practicing litigator and transactional attorney, focusing his practice in health care law, including licensure, staff privileges, contracts, physician practice issues, and health care investigation and audit defense. An alumnus of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School, Iwrey has served for 6 years as an executive member of the Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell every year since 2004 and named as a Super Lawyer for Health Care Law in Michigan every year since 2010.
Pendleton has been practicing exclusively in health care law for 17 years. She specializes in a number of areas including: RAC, Medicare and Medicaid audit defense and appeals; regulatory matters; compliance; reimbursement matters; fraud and abuse; overpayment reporting and refunding; and contract matters. Pendleton regularly speaks around the country and publishes articles on health care legal matters, and is a member of the Order of the Coif. Pendleton is an active member of the American Bar Association- Health Law Section, American Health Lawyers Association, Medical Group Management Association, the State Bar of Michigan- Health Law Section and the New York State Bar Association- Health Law Section. She earned her juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School, achieving magna cum laude status and is a member of the Order of the Coif.
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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 payers.