Jeffrey D. Jeter is special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group. A former in-house compliance officer and healthcare prosecutor, he represents clients in a broad range of corporate compliance, fraud, and ethics matters.
With extensive, firsthand business, legal, and prosecutorial experience, Jeffrey brings a unique blend of skills to Jones Walker clients. He provides sophisticated counsel that helps healthcare providers develop and manage anti-fraud and ethics programs, secure and protect private information, and resolve disputes involving allegations of fraudulent activity.
Prior to joining Jones Walker, Jeffrey served for more than 15 years as chief compliance officer at Amedisys, a national home health and hospice services provider. In this role, he was responsible for oversight of the company’s anti-fraud and ethics program, administered policy development, training, and enforcement for more than 16,000 employees, and managed audit oversight of more than 400 home health and hospice agencies in 37 states across the country. In the course of his many years with Amedisys, Jeffrey gained valuable experience conducting internal investigations, defending governmental investigations, and implementing and managing corporate integrity agreements. He also served as the company’s chief privacy officer and was responsible for ensuring the privacy and security of the company’s protected health information.
In addition to his compliance responsibilities, Jeffrey also served as corporate counsel for Amedisys, which has given him significant experience handling a wide variety of complex business matters, including labor and employment issues, strategic planning and risk management, contract negotiations, and numerous mergers and acquisitions. Notably, Jeffrey’s work at Amedisys included serving as primary transactions counsel for 18 mergers and acquisitions with a total transaction value of $255 million.
Jeffrey began his legal career as an assistant attorney general in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Louisiana Department of Justice, where he was responsible for investigating, charging, and prosecuting Medicaid fraud offenses, as well as crimes involving the abuse and neglect of residents of skilled nursing facilities. During his tenure, his agency was recognized as the nation's top Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, he also drafted the State’s Fraudulent Remuneration (Anti-Kickback) Statute and oversaw enforcement of healthcare anti-fraud laws and elder-protection statutes.
Jeffrey speaks frequently on topics such as business ethics, healthcare fraud, corporate compliance, and nursing home abuse. He has given presentations for the Health Care Compliance Association, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, the Louisiana Hospital Association, the Louisiana Nursing Home Association, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the Georgia Association of Home Health and Hospice Agencies, the Alaska Home Health Association, the Virginia Social Workers Associations, the American Case Management Association, the Health Information Trust Alliance Leadership Counsel, and numerous physician groups and hospitals all across the United States.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Jeffrey D. Jeter