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Michael A. Igel | Tampa & St. Petersburg Attorneys |  Trenam Kemker
Michael A. Igel
Associate

St. Petersburg
200 Central Avenue
Suite 1600
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Direct Line 727-820-3963
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Practice Area(s):

Business Transactions

Health Care

Health Care Audit Defense

Additional Practice Areas:
•   State and Federal Regulation of Health Care Industries
•   Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures
•   Health Care Provider Overpayment Audit Defense
•   Ambulatory Surgery Centers
•   Hospital Operations
•   Mergers and Acquisitions
•   Medical Staff Bylaws
•   HIPAA Compliance
•   Clinical Research
•   Managed Care Contracts
•   Electronic Medical Records

Mike Igel joined Trenam Kemker as an Associate in the Business Transactions Group in July 2008. Mike is a member of the Trenam Kemker Health Care Team, and concentrates his practice on the representation of hospitals and health systems, physician groups, pharmacies, home health agencies and other health care companies in a variety of regulatory, compliance and health care business matters. As the leader of Trenam Kemker’s Health Care Audit Defense Team, Mike has extensive experience in representing health care providers in defense of claims for overpayment by Medicare, Medicaid, and other third party payors.
 
Education:
•   University of Houston Law Center (LL.M. in Health Law), 2007
    – University of Houston Law Center is consistently ranked as one of the top 
       health law LL.M. programs in the country
    – Golden Key Honor Society, Graduate Student Member
•   Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D.), 2006
    – Dean’s List
    – Journal of International and Comparative Law, Staff member
•   American University (B.A.), 2002

Bar and Court Admissions:
Florida

Honors & Distinctions:
•   Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Presentations:
Mike is a frequent speaker at national, state and local health care provider group and association meetings, presenting on health care audits, ACOs, health care business issues, mergers, employment agreements and recently introduced legislation affecting the health care industry. Some of his recent presentations are listed below.

•   “Preventative Care for Medical Practice Compliance,” Pinellas County Medical
    Association, St. Petersburg, FL, March 2014
•   “The Florida Laws That Impact the Operation of Your Practice,” The Bays
    Medical Society, St. Petersburg, FL, January 2014
•   “Medical Ethics: Navigating the New Health Care World,” The Bays Medical
    Society, St. Petersburg, FL, January 2014
•   “Why Your Practice Needs a Compliance Plan, and How to Build One,” The
    Bays Medical Society, St. Petersburg, FL, January 2014
•   “Employment Agreements: What You Need to Know,” All Children's Hospital
    Resident Career Night, St. Petersburg, FL, December 2013

•   “Managing a Healthcare Practice That is Undergoing an Audit,” Professional
    Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM), Clearwater, FL,
    October 2013
•   “Hot Topics in Health Care Law,” Florida Medical Association Board of Directors
    Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 2013
•   “Creating Synergy Between Your Business, Your Attorney and Your Accountant,”
    Matthews Benefit Group 12th Annual Tax & Business Update, Tampa, FL,
    October 2013
•   “Business Succession Planning When Retirement is 5-10 Years Away,”
    Matthews Benefit Group 12th Annual Tax & Business Update, co-presenter
    with Michael J. Reeves, Tampa, FL, October 2013
•   Panelist, HIPAA/Cyber Enforcement Panel, Dental Professional Liability Risk
    Management Conference, Orlando, FL, October 2013
•   “ACOs from the Physician's Perspective,” Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg,
    FL, September 2013
•   “Accountants and Coders: a Team Approach to Health Care Audit Defense,”
    AAPC’s Annual Coding Symposium, St. Petersburg, FL, August 2013
•   “Narcotics Prescribing Regulations and Guidelines – Changes in the Law,”
    American Clinical Solutions, Ruskin, FL, June 2013
•   “Daze in the Life of an Audited Physician: Stories from the Trenches and
    Ways to Minimize Your Risk,” BAYS Medical Society quarterly meeting,
    Panama City, FL, May 2013
•   “Minimizing Health Care Audit Risk: Offense if the Best Defense,” Pinellas
    County Medical Association’s Continuing Medical Education cruise, March 2013
•   “Employment Agreements: What you Need to Know” All Children’s Hospital
    Resident Career Planning Night, St. Petersburg, FL, December 2012
•   Panelist, The Digital Era of Medicine, Bayfront Medical Center Grand Rounds,
    St. Petersburg, FL, December 2012
•   “Offense is the Best Defense: Avoiding the Heath Care Audit,” American
    College of Phlebotomy, Hollywood, FL, November 2012
•   “Your Financial & Regulatory Annual Check-Up,” Pinellas County Medical
    Association’s Healthcare Business Symposium, Tampa, FL, November 2012
•   “Health Care Audits in Florida: What You Need to Know” Medical Expo,
    Panama City, FL October 2012
•   “The ACO Gamble: Increase the Odds of Winning,” Willis & Benton McLaughlin
    Presentation, Tampa, FL, October 2012
•   “To Merge or Not to Merge: Is That The Question?” Pinellas County Medical
    Association’s Healthcare Business Symposium, Tampa, FL, September 2012
•   “Accountants and Attorneys: A Team Approach to Health Care Audit Defense,”
    Florida Institute for CPAs Health Care Industry Conference, Orlando, April 2012
•   “New Pain Medication Laws: What You Need to Know,” St. Anthony’s Hospital,
    St. Petersburg, April 2012
•   “To Merge or Not to Merge: Is That The Question?” Pinellas County Medical
    Association’s Continuing Medical Education cruise, March 2012
•   “Health Care Audits in Florida: What’s New,” Florida Medical Association,
    Orlando, February 2012
•   “New Pain Medication Laws: What You Need to Know,” Palms of Pasadena
    Hospital, St. Petersburg, January 2012
•   “Health Care Audits: How to Defend Your Practice,” Florida Medical
    Association’s Annual Conference, July 2011
•    “Accountable Care Organizations and Medicare’s Shared Saving Program,”
     ACO Educational Seminar presented by Jay Chowdappa, MD, June 2011
•   “Audits: Like Them or Not (And You Won’t), They Are Here to Stay,” Florida
     Medical Association, May 2011
•   “Physician and Physician Assistant Licensure: What You Need to Know,”
     Pinellas County Medical Association’s Continuing Medical Education cruise,
     April 2011
•   “Keeping a Proper Medical Record: The Easy Way to Reduce Risk,” Pinellas
     County Medical Association’s Continuing Medical Education cruise, April 2011
•   “Understanding Accountable Care Organizations,” Pinellas County Medical
     Association’s Health Care Summit, April 2011
•   “Employment Agreements: What You Need to Know,” All Children’s Hospital
     Resident Program, January 2011
•   “Hot Topics in Health Law,” Matthews Benefit Group Symposium, November
     2010
•   “Legal Issues In Nursing,” American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization
     Review Physicians, Inc. Quality Nursing Symposium, October 2010
•   “Electronic Medical Records and the New HIPAA: The Good (Incentives), the
     Bad (Penalties) and the Ugly (More Regulations),” American Board of Quality
     Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. 32nd Annual Health Care
     Quality & Patient Safety Conference, 2009

Publications:
•   “Proposed Rule on Sixty-Day Repayment of Overpayments Creates Potential 
    Significant Burden on Providers and Suppliers; Compliance Plans and Training 
    Become Increasingly Important,” Pinellas Medical Journal, Spring/Summer 2012
•   “Federal Government Releases Proposed Rules for Accountable Care 
     Organizations: Interested Providers Need to Prepare Now for Detailed 
     and Potentially Onerous Application, Operation and Reporting Requirements,” 
     Pinellas Medical Journal, May 2011
•   Quoted in “Tampa Bay doctors preparing to cross a new frontier of care,” 
    Tampa Bay Times, February 6, 2011
•   “Compliance Deadline: Are you Properly Enrolled with Medicare?  If not, Risk 
     Having Claims Rejected,” Pinellas Medical Journal, March 2010
•   “Professional Limited Liability Company: The Entity of Choice,” Florida Health 
    Law Journal
, Winter 2009
•   “Medicare Audits: Ready or Not, Here They Come,” Pinellas Medical Journal
     September 2009
•   Quoted in “Medical Care Charts Moving from Filing Cabinets to Computers,” 
    Tampa Bay Times, March 22, 2009
•   “A Perfect 10: The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 Provides Incentive for Florida 
     to Amend its Own False Claims Act,” The Florida Bar Journal, November 2007
•   “The Patient Brokering Act and Fee-Splitting,” Florida Medical Business
     October 2007

Professional Involvement:
•   The Florida Bar, Health Law Section
•   American Bar Association, Health Law Section
•   American Health Lawyers Association
•   St. Petersburg Bar Association

Community Involvement:
•   Pinellas County Medical Association, General Counsel, 2008-present
•   Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Board of 
    Trustees, 2005-present
•   Florida Holocaust Museum, Board of Directors, 2013-present