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Stephanie P. Ottenwess

Stephanie P. Ottenwess

Location:
Detroit, Michigan
Phone:
313-462-0159
Fax:
313-965-7680
Email:

Stephanie P. Ottenwess practices in all areas of healthcare law, providing counsel to clients in transactional matters; healthcare litigation; compliance; fraud and abuse; reimbursement matters; electronic medical records and meaningful use; and, third party payor audit appeals. Ms. Ottenwess also specializes in legal issues impacting provider and supplier enrollment and devotes a portion of her practice to counseling radiology group practices in the area of teleradiology. Ms. Ottenwess is also an experienced litigator and appellate practitioner. Since 1994, she had successfully defended major healthcare institutions and practice groups as well as individual practitioners in State and Federal Courts, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Ottenwess regularly speaks and authors articles on healthcare law topics aimed at physicians, physician groups, nurses, hospitals, administrators, practice managers and other healthcare professionals.

Ms. Ottenwess is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Member, Health Care Law Section, Appellate Section) and the American Health Lawyers Association. She graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan in 1991. In 1994, Ms. Ottenwess earned her J.D. at Wayne State University Law School where she was a member of Moot Court and was awarded the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law and the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Law Student Award. During law school, she served as the judicial intern for Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Helene White.

Areas of Practice

  • Healthcare Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Appellate Law
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2013

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • "CLIENT ALERT: Michigan Supreme Court Affirms the Sanctity of the Peer Review Privilege," by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. & Stephanie L. Arndt, Esq., April 2015
  • "CLIENT ALERT: UPDATE on implementation of ICD-10" by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., May, 2014
  • "Business As Usual With the Latest SGR Temporary Fix...But This One Includes a Stunning ICD-10 Delay" by David M. Ottenwess, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Healthcare Michigan, Volume 30, Issue 14, p. 9, April, 2014
  • "CLIENT ALERT: SGR Fix and ICD 10 Delay" by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., April, 2014
  • "CLIENT ALERT: Update on the “Two Midnight” Rule" by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., February, 2014
  • "CLIENT ALERT: Patient Protection and Afforable Care Act of 2010" by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. and Matthew Schenk, Esq., February, 2014
  • "Bailey's Head & Neck Surgery Otolaryngology, 5th edition: Business Law and the Practice of Otolaryngology" by Robert S. Iwrey, Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Jessica Gustafson, Esq., Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq., David M. Ottenwess, Esq. and Reginald Baugh, Esq., December, 2013
  • "CLIENT ALERT: Inpatient Issues You Should Know About", Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., October, 2013
  • "CLIENT ALERT: HIPAA and the Disclosure of Protective Health Information to Law Enforcement Agencies" by Matthew A. Schenk, Esq. & Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., October, 2013
  • "CLIENT ALERT: HIPAA Compliance Deadline is Coming!" by Christopher J. Allman, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., August, 2013
  • "CLIENT ALERT: HIPAA Recharged: HHS Releases Omnibus Final Rule", by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., and Christopher J. Allman, Esq., Health Care Weekly Review, April, 2013
  • "Welcome Reductions: Final Rules to Cut Regulations for Hospitals, Health Care Providers", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Summer, 2012
  • "PPACA Survives: Impact on Imaging", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA Link, July, 2012
  • "CMS Issues Final Rules To Cut Regulations for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA Link, June, 2012
  • "CMS Issues Final Rule on Enrollment, Ordering and Referring, and Documentation Requirements", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Summer, 2012
  • "CMS Issues Final Rule on Enrollment, Ordering and Referring, and Documentation Requirements", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA Link, May, 2012
  • "Proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 - What it Means to the Anesthesia and Pain Communities", by Abby Pendleton, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Communique, Spring, 2012
  • "Electronic Health Records: What Physicians Should Know Beyond Meaningful Use and Incentive Payments", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., OCMS Bulletin, April/May, 2012
  • "OIG Views Favorable a Proposal to Operate Website Containing Coupons and Advertising from Health Care Entities", by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA Link, April, 2012
  • "Electronic Health Records: What Physicians Should Know Beyond Meaningful Use and Incentive Payments", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., and Neda Mirafzali, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Spring, 2012
  • "CMS Provides Guidance on Place of Service Coding," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA Link, March, 2012
  • "Recent CMS Initiatives," by Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq., and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., AHRA Link, February, 2012
  • "Medical Malpractice Tort Reform," by David M. Ottenwess, Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Meagan A. Lamberti and Adrienne D. Dresevic, Radiology Management, March/April, 2011
  • "CLIENT ALERT: CMS Changes the Process Hospitals Use to Credential and Grant Privileges to Physicians and Other Practitioners Who Provide Care Through Telemedicine" by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. & Adrienne D. Dresevic, Esq., Summer, 2011
  • "Physician's Use of Social Media and Email Communications," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. & Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall, 2011
  • "The OIG's New Roadmap on Avoiding Fraud and Abuse," by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., and Abby Pendleton, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Winter, 2011
  • "Proposed HIPPA Regulations: What Physician Practices Need to Know," by Abby Pendleton, Esq., Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., and Stephanie Ottenwess, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall, 2010
  • "CLIENT ALERT: Proposed HIPAA Regulations May Modify HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Summer, 2010
  • "Voodoo Economics? Loss of Parental Training and Guidance: The New Battleground in Medical Malpractice Damages.," by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., David M. Ottenwess, Esq. and Melissa E. Graves, Esq., Michigan Defense Quarterly, July, 2010

Classes/Seminars

  • "Medical Records Law in Michigan: Metadata and Audit Trails" by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., Lorman Educational Seminar, August, 2014
  • "Marketing Your Services - What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Trouble," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq, RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs, March 5, 2012
  • "Stark Q&A with the Attorney," Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs, March 19, 2012
  • Multiple Presentations on Stark Law and the HITECH Act, Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs Conference, March 20, 2011 - March 22, 2011
  • What Physicians Should Know About Healthcare Reform for Their Practices, Kathryn Hickner-Cruz, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. to be Featured Question and Answer Panelists for this AHLA and PNC Healthcare Reform VIP Event, December 9, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and the Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor Law
  • Bureau of National Affairs Inc Law Student Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Healthcare Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Ottenwess, Allman & Taweel, PLC, Partner, 1998 - 2010
  • The Health Law Partners, PC, Partner, 2010 - 2012
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