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




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
  • Represented health system in its buy out of its JOA partner, and separate purchase of certain of the JOA partner’s hospitals, home health and hospice operations as part of the same transaction
  • Represented a health system in a master affiliation agreement with an academic health system, and as part of the master affiliation agreement represented the health system in a joint venture transaction involving the transfer of hospital assets to a newly formed nonprofit corporation that was a wholly-owned subsidiary, then subsequently transferred 49% of that new entity’s membership interest to the academic health system
  • Represented a health system in joint operating agreements with a university-affiliated health system for operation of service line joint ventures
  • Represent acute care and specialty hospitals, including cancer centers, in day-to-day operations, complex contracts, joint ventures, and other transactions

Prior Experience

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


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




Court Admissions



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2024
    • Recognized in practice area of Health Care Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2012, 2015-2017, and 2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2014-2022
    • 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


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


  • 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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