Michigan Health Care Legal Blog
We’re proud to announce that Williamson Health Law founder and managing partner Deborah J. Williamson has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America in the Health Care Law category.
The accolades don’t end there, however. Because of the “extremely high voter feedback” from her peers, Ms. Williamson has also been named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Health Care Law in Detroit.
Only one attorney in each practice area and community can receive the “Lawyer of the Year” award.
“Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review,” the company says on its website.
The recognition process begins with a nomination. Anyone can make a nomination, but Best Lawyers says only attorneys can give the “meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services” that determine who will be honored.
After the peer review process concludes, Best Lawyers reviews the feedback and then checks to make sure that candidates are in good standing with the applicable bar association.
Later, the company notifies the attorneys who have sufficient peer approval to be recognized as among the B
Williamson Health Law is pleased to announce that firm founder and managing partner Deborah J. Williamson has been named to the 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list in the Health Care Law category.
Super Lawyers annually rates outstanding attorneys in each state in more than 70 practice areas.
Attorneys with high levels of peer recognition and professional achievement can be nominated by either fellow lawyers or by attorney-led research teams.
A dozen criteria are then used to evaluate nominees, including experience, verdicts/settlements, education, pro bono work/community service, special licenses/certifications and professional honors and awards.
With more than two decades of experience representing health care providers in legal and compliance matters, Ms. Williamson is respected by clients and peers alike.
She regularly speaks and writes on important health care law topics such as the Stark Law, HIPAA, regulatory compliance plans and post-payment audits.
She also serves on the Council of
One of the many changes the pandemic has made to Michigan life is in the management of health care. Telehealth (also referred to as “telemedicine”) has become commonplace – and patients are apparently OK with that.
A recent Harvard Business Review poll of more than one million patients found that “patients were just as likely — or even slightly more likely — to give high ratings to their care providers after telemedicine visits compared with in-person care.”
A recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) makes it clear that the use of telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries are here to stay, even after the Covid-19 pandemic has concluded.
CMS released the annual Physician Fee Schedule final rule (“Final Rule”) in December 2020.
Before the pandemic, only about 15,000 Medicare beneficiaries received weekly telehealth visits. However, because of virus transmission concerns, CMS added more than 100 telehealth services covered by Medicare.
By the end of April, more than 1.2 million Med
Deborah J. Williamson, Founder and Managing Partner of Williamson Health Law, was selected by a vote of her peers to be included in DBusiness magazine’s 2021 list of Top Lawyers. This esteemed list is published in the November/December 2020 issue of DBusiness magazine and online at www.dbusiness.com.
Williamson Health Law is pleased to announce that Deborah J. Williamson has been listed in the 2021 Edition of The Midwest’s Best Lawyers, published digitally today. Check out her listing on page 50: https://www.bestlawyers.com/publications/midwest
Williamson Health Law, PLLC is proud to announce that Deborah J. Williamson has been selected to the 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list for her work as a health care attorney. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. The 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine was released digitally today.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.