Jill T. Ojserkis

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Biography

As Chair of the firm's Healthcare Law Practice Group, and member of the Cannabis Law Practice Group, Jill Ojserkis brings over two decades of in-depth experience to her clients, both institutional such as hospitals, health systems, medical staffs and ancillary providers, and individual licensed providers and practices. She guides clients through the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare with vigilant oversight and open lines of client communication.

Having served as acting in-house general counsel for over six years at a community health system and for over two years at a faith-based academic medical center, Jill has first-hand knowledge of the complex issues of concern to all types of providers. Her extensive experience and relationships in resolving these issues have made her invaluable to her clients. Although she maintains a general healthcare practice, she concentrates her practice on medical staff/physician relations, health information exchange, transactional matters including managed care and technology, and governance issues for hospitals and medical staffs. Jill and her Practice Group also provide sophisticated administrative, regulatory, and ethical counsel; represent clients before various boards and agencies; and handle a wide variety of other transactional, tax and corporate matters. She also represents healthcare clients and others in tax and estates and corporate/transactional and tax and estate matters.

Jill's strong background in healthcare and her longstanding relationships within the industry make her more than an advisor to clients. She is relied upon as a trusted team member. Her client list includes hospitals and health care systems, medical staffs, medical groups, individual physicians, ambulatory surgery facilities, and other entities within the care continuum as well as consortiums of providers involved in health information exchange.

She has served as General Counsel to the New Jersey Hotel & Lodging Association for over twenty years.

Practice Highlights

Jill serves her clients on an array of matters, including:

•Physician/hospital relationships including physician peer review, fair hearings, and credentialing and privileging matters
•Authoring, reviewing, revising Medical Staff, System and Hospital By-laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures for compliance with the applicable federal, State, Joint Commission, DNV, CMS, CARF and AAAHC regulations and best practices
•Lead counsel on business transactional issues such as managed care, information technology, practice acquisition, mergers, business entity formation, physician contracts, and practice disaffiliations
•Formation and ongoing representation of two of the five RHIOs established under the NJ Health IT Plan as well as the entity created to facilitate data exchange throughout the State of New Jersey and as a gateway to other states
•Formation and ongoing representation of innovative Pennsylvania RHIO between 40 Philadelphia area hospitals/health systems and 3 payers
•Nonprofit issues and tax exemption
•Counseling on bioethical, guardianship and consent matters
•Physician practice formation, agreements and ongoing representation
•Pro bono legal services for community based nonprofit entities

Awards/Recognition

•Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell in Healthcare, Trusts and Estates
•Named to the New Jersey Super Lawyer list, a Thomson Reuters business, in Healthcare Law, annually since 2012
•Selected by NJ Biz as a Best Attorney in Healthcare in 2015
•Recipient, Chairman's Award from Coalition for a Safe Community in 2016
•Inducted into the Atlantic County New Jersey Women's Hall of Fame in 2009
•Atlantic County Bar Association's Benjamin A. Rimm Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award
•Atlantic County Bar Association's Outstanding Service to the Community and Bar Award
•Greater Atlantic City Jaycees Key Man of the Year award

Credentials

•Co-author with Laura Navarro, Esq. Physician's Handbook 4th Edition, Chapter 10 - Physician/Hospital Relationships , published by the American Health Lawyers Association (2016)
•Frequent lecturer at various NJ State Association of Medical Staff Services annual and chapter meetings including Economic Credentialing (2015), Current Medical Staff Services Practices in NJ (2015), Fair Hearings (2017, 2013, 2011), and Medical Staff Bylaws (2013, 2010), Presenter at American Health Lawyers Association Conference on The Opioid Crisis, Litigation Risks, and Medical Staff Privileging (2018)
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, New Jersey, Pennsylvania & Atlantic County Bar Associations
•Member, NJ HFMA, NJ HIMSS
•Honorary Member, New Jersey State Association of Medical Staff Services

Community

•President, Mainland Regional High School Board of Education
•Member, Atlantic County Economic Development Advisory Commission
•Trustee and former Chair, South Jersey AIDS Alliance

Active in the community, Jill formerly served as a member of the Board of Trustees and in various leadership roles within the AtlantiCare Foundation, Miss America Organization and the Miss America Foundation, East Mountain Hospital, United Way of Atlantic County, the Greater Atlantic City Jaycees, and the Urban League of Atlantic City.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Health Law
  • Tax Law
  • Estate Law
  • Corporate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
609-572-7514  Phone
(609) 572-7515  Fax
www.cooperlevenson.com
University Attended:
Boston University, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
Delaware Law School, J.D., 1984; University of Miami, LL.M., Estate Planning, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1984
Admission:
U.S. Tax Court; 1985, New Jersey; 1984, Pennsylvania
Memberships:

Credentials

• Frequent lecturer on topics of interest to medical staffs at New Jersey state and local NAMSS chapters, including Physician Fair Hearings: A Case Study at the 20 th Annual NJSAMSS Education Conference (2013) • Member, American Bar Association

• Member, New Jersey Bar Association

• Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

• Member, Atlantic County Bar Association

• Member, American Health Lawyers Association

• Member, NJ HFMA, NJ HIMSS

• Honorary Member, New Jersey State Association of Medical Staff Services

Birth Information:
New York, NY, 1959
ISLN:
904714751

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (19 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 10/01/14 in Health Care Compliance

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 09/23/14 in Health Care

    Jill is an excellent and highly experienced lawyer. She is AV material.

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