Veteran Health Law Attorney Adds to Firm’s Health Care Alignment Practice Group
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – August 13, 2014 – Steven Bender has joined The Health Law Partners (The HLP) as a partner in their Southfield, Mich. office. Carey Kalmowitz, a founding shareholder at The Health Law Partners made the announcement.
Mr. Bender’s practice involves large-scale health care mergers and acquisitions, physician alignment strategies and network design, and the development and creation of accountable care organizations. He has extensive experience providing legal counsel for hospital systems, physicians and senior health care leadership. Mr. Bender provides legal advice on regulatory compliance and enforcement issues including Stark & Anti-Kickback, Civil Monetary Penalties, the False Claims Act, Antitrust, clinical integration, physician compensation, governance, privacy and security.
Prior to joining The HLP, Mr. Bender served as managing counsel for CHE Trinity Health, where he oversaw all legal services for the physician network and ambulatory care service line, which has annual gross revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. Additionally, Mr. Bender provided legal counsel on the design and development of CHE Trinity Health’s Accountable Care Network, as well as all physician practice and corporate mergers.
Mr. Bender earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, and continued his education at Michigan State University’s College of Law. He previously served as Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section, and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Southfield, Mich.- based The Health Law Partners, P.C. (HLP) is a law firm dedicated to the practice of health care law. The firm takes pride in delivering progressive results for their clients and exceeding their high standards for service. Established in 2009 by Adrienne Dresevic, Jessica Gustafson, Robert Iwrey, Carey Kalmowitz, and Abby Pendleton, the firm has built a national network, with additional offices in New York and Ohio. Clients include hospitals and health systems, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, group practices, physicians, hospice organizations, health information technology companies, and nearly every other type of provider/supplier in the health care industry.
The firm has extensive knowledge and experience in Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance, health care billing and reimbursement issues, health care transactional work, Medicare and Medicaid appeals, licensing issues (physician and staff privileging), participation with third-party payers, health information privacy, telemedicine and eHealth issues, and all other regulatory issues facing health care providers and suppliers. HLP attorneys are adept at providing post-audit defense and appeals, a specialty that also provides them with valuable insight and experience into the compliance side of the legal equation—identifying and addressing avoidable vulnerabilities and exposures. For more information, please visit www.thehealthlawpartners.com.