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Jenifer A. Belt

Partner, Healthcare Practice Co-Administrator
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604-5573
Direct419.321.1222
Fax419.241.6894
jbelt@slk-law.com

Assistant

Julie Sobczak
Direct419.321.1317
jsobczak@slk-law.com

Jenifer A. Belt joined the firm in 1995 and practices in the health law practice group.

Jeni's practice includes both transactional and litigation matters for a range of health care providers, including health systems, hospitals, long term care providers, physician groups, physicians, and health care networks.  She also regularly counsels general corporate entities regarding their health law concerns, such as health care reform implications for employers, employee medical records, employer health plan questions, and other areas.  Her principal areas of practice include regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, reimbursement, hospital-physician relations, HIPAA, managed care, and licensure and certification.  She has written articles and lectured on various health law topics, including the Affordable Care Act and its Implications for Health Care Providers and Employers, HIPAA, the Medicare Modernization Act, compliance programs, fraud and abuse, and risk management.

Honors

  • Order of the Heel Award
  • 2013 Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Ohio,  presented by the National Diversity Council
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006 - 2015
  • Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 
  • Toledo Business Journal, "Who's Who in Toledo Area Law"
  • 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Dental Center of Northwest Ohio Board
  • Old West End Association Board
  • Toledo Bar Association Board of Trustees
  • Health Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association, past Chair
  • Independent Advocates, former Board member
  • Toledo Firefighters Health Plan, former Board Trustee
  • University of Toledo College of Law Alumni Association, past President

News Releases

09.02.2014Shumaker Launches Law Blog to Highlight Social Media Developments
08.21.201482 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
10.28.2013Jenifer A. Belt Recipient of “2013 Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Ohio” Award
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
07.02.2013Jenifer A. Belt and Malinda R. Lugo Spoke at Gulf Coast Health Information Management Association's Educational Symposium
05.23.2013Jenifer A. Belt Awarded "Order of the Heel"
09.12.2012Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
01.27.2012Shumaker Attorneys Named to Corporate Counsel’s “2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Healthcare”
09.15.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
09.07.201170 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
12.20.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars
08.12.201070 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
07.29.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Area Law” Recognition
06.17.2009Jenifer A. Belt Elected to Serve on The Toledo Bar Association’s Board of Trustees

Publications

05.23.2013"HIPAA: Not Just for Health Care Providers Anymore"
12.01.2010"Medical Identity Theft: A New Twist on an Old Scheme," Toledo Bar Association Newsletter
02.12.2008"He's Not a Doctor but He Played One on TV: HIPAA Privacy Lessons Learned (by Hospitals and OCR) from George Clooney"
01.01.2007"Lessons Learned from the Gulf Coast Hurricane," American Health Lawyers Association
06.01.2003"HIPAA Compliance: What Every Employer Should Know," Succeeding Generations
07.01.2001"Regulation of Privacy in the Health-Care Industry," The Business Executive’s Guide to the Law
06.01.1999Best Practices Handbook in Advising Clients on Fraud and Abuse Issues, American Health Lawyers Association, co-author of Chapter 1: "The Lawyer’s Duty to Inquire About Client Intent"

Newsletters

Events and Presentations

05.21.2013"Navigating through the Storm of Health Care Reform," Stapleton Insurance Group and William Vaughan Company
05.18.2013"How to Survive a RAC (Recovery Audit Contractor) Audit," Gulf Coast Health Information Management Association’s Educational Symposium
05.09.2013"Social Media and its Use in Health Care," Toledo Bar Association Lawyers and Doctors Annual CLE Seminar
09.14.2012"Complaints/Grievance," Sponsored by the Ohio Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (OSHRM) and The Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys (SOHA)
08.30.2012"The Supreme Court Upheld the Affordable Care Act -- Now What?"
07.17.2012"Medical Records Law in Ohio"
11.18.2011"Social Networks - A Start on What you Need to Know," Sponsored by Toledo Bar Association
08.23.2010"Social Media and Legal Issues," Sponsored by Franciscan Living Communities
04.03.2009"RAC Audits," Sponsored by Northwest Ohio Shared Services
03.28.2007"An Overview of State and Federal Laws Related to Health Information Management," Sponsored by Ohio Health Information Management Association
06.12.2006"Employer-Provider Data-Sharing and Collaboration: Refocusing from Discounts to Performance Improvement," Sponsored by Ohio Hospital Association
05.05.2006"L.A. Health Law," Sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association Health Law Section
04.21.2006"HIPAA Updates," Sponsored by Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants
03.22.2006"A Look at State and Federal Laws Related to Health Information Management," Sponsored by Ohio Health Information Management Association
08.26.2005"Confidentiality of Medical Records in Ohio," Sponsored by Lorman Educational Services
05.30.2003"Confidentiality of Medical Records in Ohio," Sponsored by Lorman Educational Services
05.16.2003"Managed Care Contracts and Physician Practices: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly," Sponsored by the Ohio Medical Group Management Association
03.20.2003"HIPAA and the Media," Sponsored by the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio
05.17.2002"HIPAA vs. State Law – HIPAA’s Preemption Provisions and an Approach to Address the Impact on Ohio Law," Sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association Health Law Section
02.23.2001“Administrative Simplification” Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Part III: Privacy Revisited, Sponsored by United Health Partnership
01.17.2001"Confidentiality of Medical Records in Ohio," Sponsored by Lorman Educational Services
11.10.2000"Privacy and Security Standards," Sponsored by the Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
07.18.2000"Health Law in Ohio:  The Legal Implications of Health Care Delivery Systems and Managed Care," Sponsored by National Business Institute
07.11.2000"Hospitals and Physician Compliance," Sponsored by Ohio Hospital Association
05.19.2000“Administrative Simplification” Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Part II: Security, Sponsored by United Health Partnership
03.17.2000“Administrative Simplification” Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Part I: Privacy, Sponsored by United Health Partnership
02.15.2000"Privacy Under HIPAA and Its Impact on Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law," Sponsored by Northwest Ohio Self-Insurers Association
01.05.2000"Confidentiality of Medical Records in Ohio," Sponsored by Lorman Educational Services

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Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Toledo College of Law, Order of the Coif, Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1995
  • B.A., cum laude, Miami University, 1992

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1995
  • Michigan, 1996

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