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Jennifer L. Benedict

Partner

Education

University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • University of Toledo Law Review, Executive Editor
Oberlin College, B.A.
  • History and Latin American Studies

Prior Employment

  • Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Schlageter & Mohler, L.L.P., Law Clerk, 1999-2000

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Clerkships

  • Judge Patrick J. Duggan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Law Clerk, 2002-2004

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Health Law Section
    • Chair, 2014-2015
    • Vice Chair, 2013-2014
    • Secretary, 2012-2013
    • Member, 2004-present
    • Health Care Law Section Council, 2009-present
    • Providers Subcommittee, 2007-2009

American Health Lawyers Association, 2004-present

  • Accreditation Certification and Enrollment Affinity Group
    • Vice Chair, 2013-2015

Michigan Health and Hospital Association

  • Legislative Policy Panel, 2008-2010
Overview
Experience
Community
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Honors

Overview

Ms. Benedict is a skilled health care attorney with significant experience representing a variety of health care providers, including hospice providers, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. She has extensive experience in all phases of Medicare provider enrollment from initial enrollment to CHOWs to revalidations. Ms. Benedict regularly advises providers on business transactions, contractual arrangements, and fraud and abuse issues. 

  • Represents health care providers in connection with affiliations, mergers and acquisitions
  • Guides health care facilities with regard to state licensure, accreditation, and Medicare and Medicaid enrollment
  • Advises health care providers regarding compliance matters, including the Stark Law, Anti-kickback Statute and HIPAA
  • Completes Medicare enrollment 855 applications on behalf of hospitals and other health care providers in connection with initial enrollments, acquisitions, mergers, changes of information and revalidations
  • Counsels hospitals in connection with developing policies and medical staff bylaws and rules and regulations
  • Drafts and negotiates asset purchase agreements, leases, educational affiliation agreements, physician employment and other health care related agreements

Experience

  • Assisted in acquisition of PACE Program by health system
  • Assisted in acquisition of laboratory by private equity investor
  • Represented cancer hospital in sale of its interest in a freestanding cancer center joint venture
  • Represented behavioral health provider in affiliation with regional health care system
  • Assisted in acquisition of physician staffing company by private equity investor
  • Represented pharmacy in formation of a joint venture with a software company and health care provider
  • Assisted Catholic health care system in purchase of three Catholic hospitals
  • Assisted in acquisition of interest in gastroenterology ASC by hospital

Community

Notre Dame Academy, Toledo, Ohio

  • Board of Trustees, 2008-2014
    • Former Chair
  • Advancement Committee, 2014-present

News & Resources

News

Press Releases

Publications

Seminars & Events

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2017
  • Nightingale's Healthcare News, Recognized as an Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyer, 2009
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2008-2016
    • Recognized as a Rising Star, 2008-2013
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2012, 2015 and 2016