SOUTHFIELD, Mich., December 20, 2012 – Adrienne Dresevic and Jessica Gustafson, founding partners of Southfield, Mich.-based The Health Law Partners, recently presented at The American Academy for Medical Administrators’ Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Founding partner Abby Pendleton made the announcement.
The presentation titled, “ICD-10: Compliance Risks and Mitigation Strategies” provided perspective on proper coding raised by the new ICD-10 code set. ICD-10 is a medical classification list by the World Health Organization that codes diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases. Dresevic and Gustafson provided guidance to ensure proper documentation and highlighted risk areas relative to payor or provider preparedness for an audit.
An avid writer and speaker, Dresevic has published more than 60 articles on health care law and presents at national conferences throughout the year. Dresevic’s practice encompasses the full spectrum of health care law. She received her juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School, finishing second in her class magna cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Gustafson specializes her practice in Recovery Audit Contracts and Medicare audit appeals, and she routinely publishes articles and speaks on the subject across the country. Gustafson graduated cum laude from Miami University, and earned her juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association – Health Law Section and the Michigan Bar Association – Health Law Section.
Health Law Partners
Southfield, Mich.-based The Health Law Partners 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 Atlanta. Clients include all types of health care providers, suppliers and health care related companies, including but not limited to group practices, hospitals, hospice organizations and health systems.
The firm has extensive knowledge and experience in Stark and Anti-Kickback law compliance, healthcare billing and reimbursement issues, healthcare transactional work, and Medicare and Medicaid appeals, as well as licensing issues, physician and staff privileging, and participation with third-party payers. HLP attorneys are adept at providing post-audit defense and appeals, a specialty that also provides them with valuable insight. For more information, please visit www.thehealthlawpartners.com.