Overview

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

  • Represents healthcare providers in connection with affiliations, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Guides healthcare facilities with regard to state licensure, accreditation, and Medicare and Medicaid enrollment
  • Advises healthcare providers regarding compliance matters, including the Stark Law, Anti-kickback Statute and HIPAA
  • Completes Medicare enrollment 855 applications on behalf of hospitals and other healthcare 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 healthcare-related agreements

Services

Practice Areas

Industries

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Assisted Catholic healthcare system in its acquisition of a hospital and related operations from for-profit national healthcare system
  • Represented Catholic healthcare system in affiliation and hospital joint venture with academic health system
  • Represented hospital in acquisition of medical group
  • Assisted in the acquisition of multiple MRI centers by physician group
  • 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 healthcare 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 healthcare provider
  • Assisted Catholic health care system in purchase of three Catholic hospitals
  • Assisted in acquisition of interest in gastroenterology ASC by hospital

Prior Experience

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

Clerkships

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

Credentials

Education

Admissions

Court Admissions

Recognition

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2022
    • Recognized in practice area of Health Care Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2012, 2015-2017, and 2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2014-2021
    • Recognized as a Rising Star, 2008-2013
  • Nightingale's Healthcare News, Recognized as an Outstanding Young Healthcare Lawyer, 2009

Professional & Community Involvement

  • 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
  • Notre Dame Academy, Toledo, Ohio
    • Board of Trustees, 2008-2014
      • Former Chair
    • Advancement Committee, 2014-present

News & Insights

News

  • Jennifer L. Benedict and Angela Epolito Sprecher’s article “Medicare revalidation survival guide” appeared in Compliance Today, a Health Care Compliance Association publication
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Publications

Alerts

Seminars & Events

  • Hospital/Physician Relationships and the Law
    Event | | | Speaker
  • Examination of Auto No-Fault Utilization Review Rules
    Event | | | Co-Presenter
  • Impact Of Michigan’s New Auto No-fault Law On Hospitals
    Event | | | Co-Presenter
  • Both Sides of the Same Coin: Transitioning Payor Arrangements in Health Care Transactions from the Provider and Payor Perspective
    Event | | | Co-presenter
  • Deconstructing Due Diligence: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Transactions in 2018 and Beyond
    Event | | | Co-presenter
  • Legal Considerations for Hospital-Physician Alignment and Employment
    Event | | Presenter
  • Hospital/Physician Relationships: The Opportunities and Legal Challenges
    Event | | | Presenter
  • RAP Year in Review
    Event | Baltimore, MD | | | Presenter
  • Medicare Revalidation: Tips, Tricks, and an Insider's Perspective
    Event | Webinar | | | Co-presenter
  • Healthcare Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Physicians
    Event | Dearborn, MI | | | Presenter
  • Healthcare Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Physicians
    Event | Wayne, MI | | | Presenter
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