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Jonell B. Beeler

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Jonell Beeler is the co-chair of the Health Care Regulatory Team and leads the Health Care Fraud and Abuse focus area within the Government Enforcements and Investigations Group.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Beeler serves as the co-chair of the Health Care Regulatory Group. She also leads the Health Care Fraud and Abuse focus area within the Government Enforcement Investigations Group. Her experience includes health care compliance; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, provider enrollment, conditions of participation and regulatory matters; federal and state fraud and abuse laws, anti-referral laws and corporate practice of medicine laws; managed care; health care acquisitions and joint venture arrangements and public hospital and tax exempt hospital issues.

She regularly advises clients on the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, the Civil Monetary Penalties Statute, the False Claims Act and other federal and state legal, regulatory and business issues related to the health care industry. She has defended clients in civil, criminal and administrative investigations, advised on self disclosure and repayments and negotiated Settlement Agreements and Corporate Integrity Agreements. Ms. Beeler served as a member of an Independent Review Organization for one of the largest hospital systems in the country under the terms of its Corporate Integrity Agreement.

Her clients include hospitals and hospital systems, medical practices and physician organizations, practice management companies, ambulatory surgery centers, cardiac catheterization laboratories, pathology laboratories, imaging and other independent diagnostic treatment centers, radiation oncology centers and other specialty providers.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers 2009
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2005; Health Care Law
  • Named as a Leading Health Care Attorney by Legal Media Group in 2006
  • Member – American Bar Association: Vice Chair, Payment & Reimbursement Interest Group of Health Law Section, 2009 – 2013; Member, Business Law Section
  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association: Health Law Section Executive Committee, 2014 – 2019, Immediate Past President, Health Law Section; Study Committee on the Model Act for Uniform Health Care Decision; Former Director, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member – Capital Area Bar Association
  • Member – American Health Lawyers Association
  • Named a "Top 10 Leader in Law" by the Mississippi Business Journal, 2016 
  • Named as one of Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women by the Mississippi Business Journal, 1999
  • Past member – Managed Care Task Force of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce
  • Served on the State and Local Government Committee of the Mississippi Economic Council
  • Member – Phi Delta Phi
  • Member – Phi Kappa Phi
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Legal Ethics and Privilege Protections: Representing Healthcare Clients in Internal Investigations," Mississippi Bar's Health Law Section's CLE Program "2019 Health Law Lagniappe" (March 2019)
  • "Legal Ethics When Conducting Investigations and Defending Government Cases for Health Care Clients," presented at Health Care Law Update sponsored by The University of Mississippi School of Law, Center for Continuing Legal Education (June 2018)
  • "Health Care Fraud and Abuse Compliance," presented to the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety (February 2017)
  • "Legal Ethics In Healthcare Representations," presented to The Mississippi Bar, Health Law Section (February 2016)
  • "The Consolidation Continuum: Alternative Provider Alignment Structures, Part I: Everything Old is New Again - Hospital/Physician Affiliations in an Accountable Care World," American Health Lawyers Association webinar (January 2016)
  • "Legal Ethics In Conducting Internal Investigations And Defending Clients In Government Actions And Fraud Cases," presented at Health Care Law Update, sponsored by The University of Mississippi School of Law, Center for Continuing Legal Education (May 2015)
  • "Get Paid for the Long Term Care You Provide: How to Fight a Medicare Audit and Win," webinar presented by Jonell Beeler and Christy T. Crider (June 2012)

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