Jonell B. Beeler - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Jonell B. Beeler

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 601-351-2427

Jonell Beeler, shareholder in the Jackson office, concentrates her practice in health care. She serves as co-leader of the Firm's Health Care Government Investigations Group and the Health Care Regulatory Task Force. 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. 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.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • "What You Need to Know about Government Audits and Prosecutions of Long Term Care," webinar presented by Jonell Beeler and Tommy Parker (September 2013)
  • Co-author – "Protection from RAC Audits and Governmental Actions: Commercial Insurers Respond to the Risks," Making a Difference, Long Term Care Newsletter (July 2012)
  • "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)
  • Co-author – "FCA Cases May Be Lurking Within CMS Refund Obligation," Law360 (May 9, 2012)
  • Speaker – "Accountable Care Organizations," University of Mississippi Center for Continuing Legal Education (September 2010)
  • Co-author – "Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Activities - A Key Component of Health Care Reform," Atlanta Hospital News (November 2009)
  • Co-author – "Stark Deadline Requires Changes to 'Under Arrangement' Agreements and Office and Equipment Leases With 'Per-Use' or Percentage Compensation," Atlanta Hospital News (August 2009)
  • Speaker – "Understanding and Working With the Latest Stark Law Developments," 26th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute,  January 2009
  • Author – "Significant Changes Made to Stark Regulations," Baker Donelson Health Alert, August 2008
  • Speaker – "Conducting an Internal Investigation and Making a Voluntary Disclosure," Law Education Institute, 2008 National CLE Conference Health Law Program, sponsored in part by the ABA Health Law Section, Colorado, Texas and North Carolina Bar Associations, January 2008
  • Co-author – "Proposed Stark Law Revisions Could Affect Many Existing Business Arrangements Between Physicians And Hospitals And Other Providers," Baker Donelson Health Alert, July 2007
  • Author – "Corporate Responsibility: Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Health Care Companies," published in the April/May 2005 issue of The Mississippi Lawyer
  • Co-author – "American Health Lawyer Association's Summary of the Stark II, Phase II Regulations" published in Health Lawyers Weekly, April 2, 2004 issue
  • Co-author – Health Law Chapter of Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law
  • "Preserving Confidentiality and Security of Patient Health Care Information," Topics in Health Management, 16:4 (1996)
  • "Physician Networking: Is Joining Forces a Competitive Alternative?" Pennsylvania Medical Society (1982)
  • Contributing author to the AHLA Corporate Practice of Medicine State Survey and its Members Briefing on the Stark II Proposed Rule
  • Frequent contributing author of health law articles to the Jackson Business Journal and Mississippi Medical News

University of MississippiBA 1973University of MississippiMA 1975University of Mississippi School of LawJ.D. 1982
Phi Kappa Phi Phi Delta Phi Managed Care Task Force of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce American Health Lawyers Association Capital Area Bar Association Mississippi Bar Association: Past President, Health Law Section; Study Committee on the Model Act for Uniform Health Care Decision; Former Director, Young Lawyers Section American Bar Association: Vice Chair, Payment & Reimbursement Interest Group of Health Law Section, 2009 – present and 2010 – 2011; Member, Business Law Section

Office Location

One Eastover Center, Suite 400
100 Vision Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law (Corporate, Finance, Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals, Regulatory)