LEGAL PEOPLE

Adrienne Dresevic and Jessica Gustafson, founding partners of Southfield-based The Health Law Partners, recently presented at the American Academy of 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 healthcare law. She earned her law degree from Wayne State University Law School.

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 earned her law degree from Wayne State University Law School. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association - Health Law Section and the State Bar of Michigan - Health Law Section.

Published: Mon, Dec 31, 2012