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   3Robert S. IwreyFarmington Hills(248) 996-8510riwrey@thehlp.comriwrey@thehlp.comThe Health Law Partners PCwww.thehlp.comwww.thehlp.comiwreyrobert.jpgHealth Law
Robert S. Iwreyriwrey@thehlp.com
The Health Law Partners PChttp://www.thehlp.com
32000 Northwestern Hwy Ste 240
Farmington Hills MI 48334
Ph.(248) 996-8510 Fx.(248) 996-8525
Recommended by peers in:
Health Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Oakland
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Iwrey is a founding partner of The Health Law Partners, P.C. He graduated with High Distinction from the University of Michigan in 1988. While at the University of Michigan, he was an Executive Member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor society. In 1993, Mr. Iwrey earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Legal Writing and was an award-winning member of Moot Court.

He has been a practicing litigator since 1993. In addition, he has been practicing healthcare transactional law since 1999. Mr. Iwrey provides counsel in all areas of healthcare law, including but not limited to licensure, staff privileges, contracts, physician practice issues, healthcare investigations and audit defense.

Mr. Iwrey was admitted to the Michigan Bar and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan in 1993. He was also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in 2003 and to the New York Bar in 2009. Mr. Iwrey is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Member, Health Care Law Section), the State Bar of New York (Member, Health Law Section), the American Health Lawyer's Association, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Michigan Association for Justice, Federal Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Association.

He has been elected by his peers to serve on the governing board of the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, Council from 2005 to 2011, where he served two consecutive terms as its Treasurer and chaired its Pro-Bono Work Group. In addition, Mr. Iwrey has served on and chaired the Oakland County Medical Legal Committee, served on and co-chaired the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section Website Committee, and has served on and chaired the Technology Subcommittee of the Health Care Law Section's Substantive Law Committee. Mr. Iwrey has been awarded the distinguished AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating available) for more than five years in a row in recognition of his high level of skill and integrity, honored by dBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Health Care/Corporate Compliance for 2010 and 2012-2014, and named as a Super Lawyer for Health Care Law in Michigan from 2010-2013. In addition to the Bar Admissions listed below, Mr. Iwrey has also been admitted pro hac vice to various courts across the nation.


Bar Admissions:  
Michigan, 1993
New York, 2009
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Michigan, 1993
Western District of Michigan, 2003
Pro hac vice admission to various courts across the nation


Law School:  Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1993

Law School Honors/Involvement:  
American Jurisprudence Award for Advanced Legal Writing
Moot Court Member


Undergraduate School:  University of Michigan, B.S. - Neuropsychology, 1988

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  
With High Distinction
Psi Chi National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section
  Executive Council Member, 2005-2011
  Treasurer, 2009-2011
  Pro-Bono Work Group, Past Chair
  Website Committee, Past Co-Chair
  Technology Subcommittee, Past Chair
State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section
American Health Lawyer's Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Michigan Association for Justice
Federal Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
  Medical/Legal Committee, Past Chair and Past Vice-Chair

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
AHLA Pro Bono Champion, 2010-2011
Super Lawyer, 2010-2014
dBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyer in Health Care, 2010-2012
Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs, 2008-2009
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Rated Superb [10/10], Avvo.com


Published Legal Writing:  
"Physician Employment Guidelines per the AMA", Healthcare Michigan, Volume 30, Issue 14, p.3, April 2014

"Draft of Guidebook Helps Break Down Physician Reporting Requirements", Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter 2013 edition

"AMA Issues Physician Employment Guidelines: What You Need To Know About The New Principles", Attorney At Law Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2 (Spring 2013)

"AMA Issues Physician Employment Guidelines", Michigan Medical Law Report, Volume 8, No. 4 (Winter 2012)

Co-author, "State of Michigan Health Care License Investigations and The Collateral Effects of Licensing Sanctions", State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section, January 2013

"Proposed Rules Designed to Remove Barriers for Physicians to Use Physician Assistants", by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2012

"Practical Tips to Avoid Licensing Action", Michigan Medical Law Report, Fall 2012

"What to Do When Faced With a Staff Privilege or Licensing Matter," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Health Care Weekly Review, Vol. 26, Num. 11. April 1, 2010. p.5.

"Beware: Investigations and disciplinary actions may lead to charges," by Robert S. Iwrey, Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2010. p.1

"Enforcement: Physician's fraud conviction affirmed," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2010. p.3

"6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction of Pain Management Physician for Overutilization & Billing Fraud," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Communique, Winter 2010

"State licensing investigations: An ounce of prevention..." by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 2010

"NPDB: 'I Hope You Know That This Will Go Down On Your Permanent Record'" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall 2009

"Healthcare Licensing Actions and Criminal Implications," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Laches, September 2009

"Physician Disruptive Behavior Policies Require a Measured Approach," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., MedStaff News, September 2009

"Writing Your Contracts for Smooth Entry Into and Exit From Anesthesia Groups," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq, Communique, Summer 2009

"New rules on disruptive behavior require a measured approach," co-authored: Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2009

"A few minor billing errors aren't really going to matter, right? Think again," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 2008

"Legislature institutes new requirements for the retention of medical records," co-authored: Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 22, No. 18, March 17, 2008

"Legislature institutes new requirements for the retention of medical records," co-authored: Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 2007

"Laser treatment for dermatological purposes: Who can perform these procedures in Michigan?" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 4, Winter 2007

"Michigan Supreme Court empowers physicians to challenge private hospital staffing decisions," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 2006

"Prescribing controlled substances: What every physician should know," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 2006

"Starting a Physician Practice in Michigan," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2006

"Michigan's Court of Appeals Empowers Physicians to Challenge Private Hospital Staffing Decisions," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Triad, Summer/Fall, 2005

"State of Michigan Healthcare License Investigations and the Practical Effect of Licensing Sanctions," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Michigan Medical Law Report, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2005

"State of Michigan Healthcare License Investigations and the Practical Effect of Licensing Sanctions," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Laches, July 2004

"Have You Engaged in Compliance Activities Lately?" co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Ventilator, December 2003

"HIPAA Privacy and Security Enforcement & Risk Reduction," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Ventilator, November 2003

"9 Ways to Help Avoid Serious Trouble," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Physician Office Lab News, Vol. 12, No. 16, August 11, 2003

"Compliance Issues for the Pain Side of the Practice: Billing 'Incident to' Services to Medicare," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Ventilator, February 2003

"Changes in Part B Medicare Appeals under BIPA," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Health Care Weekly Review, March 6, 2002

"Proactive Compliance as an Audit Defense Strategy," by Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Ventilator, January 2002

"OIG Softens its Overall Approach in Releasing the Final Compliance Guidance for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices," co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, October 2000

"OIG Issues Draft Compliance Guidance for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices," co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Health Care Weekly Review, July 19, 2000

"Developing Lab QA Program Can Prevent PT Problems," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Physician Office Lab News, Vol. 9, No. 14, July 17, 2000

"OIG Issues Draft Compliance Guidance for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices," co-authored: Abby Pendleton, Esq. and Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The Health Lawyer, The ABA Health Law Section, June 2000

"Portfolio Acquisitions... Buyer and Seller Considerations," co-authored: Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Monitor Leasing & Financial Services, Vol. 26, No. 4, July/August, 1999


Legal Lectures:  
HLP Founding Shareholder Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. presented a "PHYSICIAN CONTRACTING WORKSHOP for OB/GYN RESIDENTS" at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan on August 12, 2014

Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Jessica Gustafson, Esq. presented on "Increased Scrutiny on HealthCare Providers and How to Avoid Becoming A Target" to the Huron Valley Physician Association at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, MI, May 7, 2013

"The DOs and DON?Ts of Controlled Substance Prescribing in MI," presented by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. and Frederick Woodward of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, MI, February 18, 2013

"Increased Provider Scrutiny: Don't Be a Target" by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., The 2012-13 Medical-Dental-Legal Update, American Educational Institute (a CME accredited course for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits), August 8, 2012

"Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: The Civil Penalties Most Likely to Affect Michigan Criminal Defendants," the professional licensing portion of the seminar to be presented by Roberts S. Iwrey, Esq., Institute for Continuing Legal Education Criminal Defense Series, June 27, 2012, Ann Arbor, MI

"The DOs and DON'Ts of Controlled Substance Prescribing in MI," Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Frederick Woodward and Angela Francis of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, 2012 Institute for Continuing Legal Education Health Law Institute, Plymouth, MI, March 8, 2012

"Physician Contracting Workshop," by Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Oakland County Medical Society, March 14, 2012, Birmingham, MI

"The Business of Medicine," Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Presentation to Covenant HealthCare Physicians, rescheduled-date to be determined, in Saginaw, Michigan

"The Business of Medicine", Robert S. Iwrey, Esq., Presentation to Genesys Hospital OB/GYNs, May 24, 2011 in Grand Blanc, Michigan

"The Business of Medicine," Presentation to Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Physicians, November 13, 2010, at the Troy, Michigan Marriott

"The Business of Medicine," Presentation to Dentists at the Jewish Vocational Service, November 14, 2010

"Increased Governmental Scrutiny on Michigan Health Care Providers and How to Avoid Becoming a Target," on behalf of Oakland County Medical Society and Oakland County Bar Association, May 6, 2010

"Increased Governmental Scrutiny on Michigan Health Care Providers and How to Avoid Becoming a Target" The Medial Wealth Center Practice Prosperity Series, March 30, 2010

"Protecting, Improving, and Enhancing Your Bottom Line" The Oakland County Bar Association Oakland County Medical Society, December 1, 2009

"Interaction of physician licensing and discipline and criminal investigations and prosecutions" (Co-Presentation with Michigan Assistant Attorney General), Oakland County Bar Association - Oakland County Medical Society, May 12, 2009 and May 14, 2008. See also the video on the HLP TV Page entitled "Licensing Actions."

Law Student Outreach - Health Law as a Career, Wayne State University Law School, March 2009, March 2008, and March 2007

"Medical Staff, Peer Review and the Effects of Feyz One Year Later" Co-presentation to other health care lawyers at the annual meeting of the State Bar of Michigan - Health Care Law Section, September 19, 2007


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