“Our Health Care group features a cadre of attorneys who, in addition to providing excellent service, share with our clients the belief that health care is a right, not a privilege. ”
Jacki counsels national associations, state affiliates, health care organizations, and managed care entities and networks that have been formed by health care providers and their strategic partners.
Jacki handles a variety of corporate issues, including development of articles of incorporation, bylaws, applications for tax exempt status, personnel and financial policies; negotiation and enforcement of contracts with employees, vendors, insurers and federal government agencies; corporate restructuring, consolidations and affiliations; corporate compliance programs; and risk management.
In addition, she counsels health care clients on issues related to: Medicaid and Medicare managed care programs and reimbursement, federal grants, anti-kickback laws, “Stark” self-referral laws, antitrust and federal tax exemption. Jacki regularly teaches courses for the boards and staff of hundreds of nonprofit organizations, including state-based affiliates and national associations. She has made presentations to the following organizations, among others: the Independent Sector, the National Risk Management Institute, the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, the Support Center, the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Health Council, and the National Assistance Management Association.
Prior to joining the law firm in 1980, Jacki served as an attorney advisor in the Office of General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where she served as principal counsel to the Bureau of Community Health Services (now the Bureau of Primary Health Care).
- Jacqueline C. Leifer (Co-author), Assessing and Addressing Legal Barriers to the Clinical Integration of Community Health Centers and Other Community Providers, The Commonwealth Fund, July 2011.
- Jacqueline C. Leifer (Contributor), Affiliations Between Health Centers and Other Community-Based Providers, Nat’l Ass’n of Cmty. Health Ctrs. (2004).
- Jacqueline C. Leifer (Contributor), Federally-Qualified Health Centers: From Safety Net Provider to Cornerstone of Health Reform?, J. Health & Life Sci. L., Oct. 2014 at 29.
- Jacqueline C. Leifer, Grants Administration Handbook for Community & Migrant Health Centers, Soc’y for the Advancement of Ambulatory Care (1987; revised and published by the Nat’l Ass’n of Community Health Centers (2004)).
- Jacqueline C. Leifer (Contributor), Collaboration Options for the Provision of Primary Care and Behavioral Health Care Services, Texas Ass’n of Community Health Centers (2004).
- Jacqueline C. Leifer (Contributor), The NACHC Fraud and Abuse Manual, Nat’l Ass’n of Community Health Centers (2004).
- Jacqueline C. Leifer (Contributor), Increasing Access to Dental Care Through Public/Private Partnerships; Contracting Between Private Dentists and Federally Qualified Health Centers, Burton L. Edelstein, ed., developed for the Conn. Health Found. (2003).
- Jacqueline C. Leifer (Contributor), The NACHC Corporate Compliance Development Program, Nat’l Ass’n of Community Health Centers (2002).