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Jessica L. Gustafson is a partner with The Health Law Partners, P.C. She graduated cum laude from Miami University in 2002. Ms. Gustafson graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2005. While in law school, Ms. Gustafson served as a member of the Wayne Law Review Editorial Board as a Senior Articles Editor. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Robert H. Cleland, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.


Ms. Gustafson practices in all areas of healthcare law, and devotes a substantial portion of her practice to representing providers in the Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) and Medicare audit appeals process.


Ms. Gustafson is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association (Health Law Section), Michigan Bar Association (Health Care Law Section) and Oakland County Bar Association. From 2009 through 2010, she served as Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association Medical Legal Committee.


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  1. Health Care: 100%

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  • Abby L. Pendleton

    Jessica Gustafson has a great deal of experience in the field of healthcare law, especially regarding Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare and Medicaid audits. Her expertise in her area of practice, combined with her intelligence and commitment to her clients, makes her a valuable asset to the legal community and to anyone seeking a lawyer for healthcare-related purposes.


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Contact info

The Health Law Partners, P.C.

29566 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200
Southfield, MI, 48034


MIActive And In Good Standing200508/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Up and Coming Lawyer 2010Michigan Lawyers Weekly2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Health Law Partners, P.C.2009 - Present
Associate, Law ClerkWachler & Associates, P.C.2004 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oakland County Bar AssociationChair, Medical/Legal Committee (2009-2010)2008 - Present
Michigan Bar Association, Health Law SectionMember2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Health Law SectionMember2005 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Medical Law ReportRAC Program Proposed Rule Published2011
The CommuniqueCompliance Corner: Focus on Compliance2011
G-2 Compliance ReportThe Recovery Audit Contractor ("RAC") Program: What Can Laboratories and Pathologists Expect?2011
Michigan Medical Law ReportCompliance Can Be Tricky in the Age of Electronic Medical Records2011
The CommuniqueBreach Notification Final Rule2010
Michigan Medical Law ReportProposed HIPAA Regulations: What Physician Practices Need to Know2010
Michigan Medical Law ReportHIPAA enforcement strengthened, penalties increased2010
Michigan Medical Law ReportMedicare eases rule on termination of provider medical records review2009
Michigan Medical Law ReportPhysicians Can Choose to Opt Out of Medicare Participation2009
Michigan Medical Law ReportGet Ready -- Recovery Audit Contractors Are Coming to Michigan2009
American Health Lawyers Association, Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group Member BriefingRecovery Audit Contractors And Medicare Audits: What Can Hospitals and Health Systems Expect as the RAC Program Expands Nationwide?2009
Michigan Medical Law ReportMedicare eases rule on termination of provider medical records review2009
Michigan Medical Law ReportOIG Work Plan 2008: What can providers expect in 20082008
Anesthesia Business Consultants CommuniqueCompliance Corner: OIG Workplan 20082008
Michigan Medical Law ReportCan Medicare take my money? What the One-Time Notification means2008
Radiology Business JournalRecovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Successful Strategies for Defending Audits2008
Journal of Health Care ComplianceRecovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Successful Strategies for Preparing for and Defending Audits2008
Caring, National Association of Home Care and HospiceRecovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Successful Strategies for Defending Audits2008
The RAP Sheet, American Health Lawyers AssociationThe RACs Are Coming - Are You Ready?2008
The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law SectionRAC to the Future: What Can Medicare Providers and Suppliers Expect from the Recovery Audit Contractor Program?2008
Michigan Medical Law ReportGet ready for increased nationwide Medicare audit activity2007
HCCA Compliance TodayGet Ready: RACs may be nationwide sooner than expected!2007
Michigan Medical Law ReportDMC/WSU joint residency programs: Progress made, but work remains2007
American Health Lawyers Association, Physician OrganizationsThe Medicare Appeals Process and Strategies for Successful Appeals2007
Michigan Medical Law ReportLegal issues impacting physician recruitment relationships2007
Michigan Medical Law ReportLegal issues impacting physician practices: Providing physical therapy services2006
Michigan Medical Law ReportStarting a Physician Practice in Michigan2006
Michigan Medical Law ReportWhat all physicians need to know about the proposed changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Miami University of OhioSpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
World Research GroupNavigating Claim Denials - Panel Discussion2011
Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association 2011 Annual ConferenceAn Unprecedented Era of Claims Scrutiny: Successfully Managing Targeted Medical Review, Recovery Audit Contractor and Medicaid Integrity Audits2011
Health Care Compliance Association's 15th annual Compliance InstituteCompliance in the Age of Electronic Health Records2011
AHRA 39th Annual Meeting & ExpositionZPICs, RACs, MICs and More: What Radiology Practices Need to Know about Federal Auditing Programs2011
AHRA 39th Annual Meeting & ExpositionRecent Developments and Key Legal Issues Impacting Radiology Practices2011
2011 Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM) Spring Leadership ConferenceHow RAC & MIC Audits Will Affect LTC Facilities2011
Michigan Bar Association Health Care Law Section TeleconferenceThe Audit Landscape for MI Providers & Suppliers2010
Legal Lessons for Healthcare ProfessionalsRecovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits2010
Decision Health TeleconferenceRecovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits2010
AHRA 38th Annual Meeting & ExpositionRecovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits2010
2010 HCAM/MCAL Leadership ConferenceHow RAC and MIC Audits Will Affect LTC Facilities2010
2010 Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Annual Leadership and Clinical ConferenceRecovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Audits: Strategies for Successful Appeals2010
10th Annual Michigan Osteopathic Association Practice Manager ProgramRAC and Medicare Appeals: What Physicians Need to Know2010
Oakland County Medical SocietyRecovery Audit Contractors2009
Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (MAPI)Recovery Audit Contractors2009