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Attorneys present at AAMA conference

Adrienne Dresevic and Jessica Gustafson, founding partners of Southfield-based The Health Law Partners, recently presented at The American Academy for Medical Administrators’ Annual Conference in San Antonio, Tex.

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.

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