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Stephanie P. Ottenwess

Biography

Stephanie P. Ottenwess is the Managing Partner of Ottenwess Law. She is a healthcare attorney who provides counsel to clients in transactional matters, healthcare litigation and compliance with federal and state healthcare regulations, including federal Stark and state self-referral laws, federal and state Anti-Kickback laws, HIPAA and state privacy laws.

Stephanie has a special interest in telemedicine and has counseled health care providers in providing and billing for telemedicine and teleradiology services. She has also represented executives and physicians in employment contract negotiations and related matters.

Stephanie's clients include executives, physicians, physician groups, nurses, hospitals, administrators, practice managers and other healthcare professionals. She regularly speaks and authors articles providing insight and analysis of laws that impact the healthcare industry.

Stephanie is an active mother of three children and "Duke" - a 70 lb fur baby. While not walking the dog, she enjoys attending her children's basketball and field hockey games, cheering on the Michigan Wolverines and traveling with her husband.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Michigan
    • B.S. in Psychology with Honors - 1991

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers in Michigan (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Michigan Leading Lawyer in Health Law (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Leading Women Michigan Lawyers and one of the Women Who Move Detroit (2022)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Healthcare Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Event on Main, Executive Committee Member (2013-2017)
  • Father Gabriel Richard High School Booster Club, President (2022)

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • CLIENT ALERT: What Do Employers Need to Know/Do Preparing for Legal Marihuana in Michigan?,” by Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq. & Matthew A. Schenk, Esq., December, 2018
  • State Response to Opioid Crisis and Opioid Prescribing Requirements: A 50 State Survey, American Health Lawyers Association, Contributing Author, February, 2020
  • 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 Affordable 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., Communiqué, 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

Presentations

  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel – Future of Law Firms in a Post-COVID World, November 4, 2022
  • Medical Records Law in Michigan: Metadata and Audit Trails, Lorman Educational Seminar, August, 2014
  • Stark Q&A with the Attorney, Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Stephanie P. Ottenwess, Esq., RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs, March 19, 2012
  • Marketing Your Services – What You Need to Know to Stay Out of Trouble, Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Stephan P. Ottenwess, Esq., RBMA Building Better Radiology Marketing Programs, March 5, 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