Reesa Benkoff has over 10 years of experience practicing exclusively in health law and transactional law. Reesa graduated Cum Laude from the Boston University School of Law and she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with High Distinction, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She has practiced law in both large and small law firms, where she dedicated her career to providing health law services to a wide variety of national clients, from solo practitioners to the nation’s largest health systems. Reesa devotes her time to providing creative and compliant solutions in an efficient and cost-effective manner for health care industry clients.
Reesa counsels a wide variety of health care providers and entities including, without limitation, physicians, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists, physical therapists, pharmacies, laboratories, home health agencies, hospices, hospitals, health systems, DMEPOS providers, physician-owned distributorships (PODs), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), diagnostic testing facilities, substance abuse providers and facilities, and wellness providers. In addition, Reesa advises non-healthcare entities that are important players in the health care industry including, without limitation, group purchasing organizations, physician organizations, physician hospital organizations, management service organizations (MSOs) and management companies, and private equity/venture capital investors in health care entities.
Reesa has successfully counseled clients on a variety of federal and state health law related issues nationwide including: federal and state fraud and abuse laws, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and state anti-kickback laws, the federal Stark law and state self-referral laws, and the federal Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA); physician in-office ancillary service arrangements; corporate practice of medicine; scope of practice issues; licensure; credentialing and enrollment; HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, and state privacy laws; billing and reimbursement compliance; alternative payment models; telemedicine; substance abuse treatment; concierge medicine and private pay matters; elective medicine and wellness services; supply chain coordination, standardization, and purchasing agreements; transactional matters, employment agreements, independent contractor, and service agreements; real estate and equipment leases, acquisitions, and sales; membership agreements for GPOs, physician organizations and physician hospital organizations; corporate structuring and related agreements; mergers, acquisitions, sales and related due diligence in health care transactions; and many other health law-related matters.
In addition to counseling clients, Reesa holds and has held a variety of leadership positions in the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section, the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, and the American Health Lawyers Association, and Reesa is also a member of the Oakland County Bar Association. Reesa currently serves as Vice Chair of The Health Lawyer Editorial Board for the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section and previously served as Section’s Vice Chair for Publication Book Editorial Board, Vice Chair of the Business & Transactions Interest Group, and Vice Chair of the Physician Legal Issues Conference. Reesa has also served as a Lead Coordinator for the American Health Lawyers Association's Fraud and Abuse Practice Group and she participated in the Leadership Development Program for the American Health Lawyers Association's Physician Organization Practice Group. Reesa has been appointed to a 3-year term on the State Bar of Michigan's Health Care Law Section Council, which is the board that oversees the Health Care Law Section. Additionally, she currently serves as the Section’s Chair of the Substantive Law Committee and previously served as the Section’s Chair of the Medical/Legal Substantive Law Subcommittee and a Vice Chair on the Payors Substantive Law Subcommittee.
Reesa has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Reesa has also been named in the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Best Lawyers in America publication by U.S. News for her work in the practice area of Health Care Law. She has been honored in Hour Detroit's Top Women Attorneys in Michigan, including most recently in 2019. Reesa has also been named a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine, including most recently in 2020. She was also listed in the Best Lawyers' 2017 Women in the Law edition. In addition, Reesa was a member of the 2015 class of Up and Coming Lawyers by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Reesa is admitted to practice in Michigan and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2007||06/20/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Women Attorneys in Michigan||Hour Detroit Magazine||2019|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Practice Area||US Business News Legal Elite Awards||2018|
|Top Women Attorneys in Michigan||Hour Detroit Magazine||2018|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Women in the Law||Best Lawyers||2017|
|Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Practice Area||US Business News Legal Elite Awards||2017|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Practice Area||US Business News Legal Elite Awards||2016|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Up and Coming Lawyers||Michigan Lawyers Weekly||2015|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section||Council Member||2018 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Vice Chair of The Health Lawyer Editorial Board||2016 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section, Medical Legal Committee||Chair||2016 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Health Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||N/A|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Vice Chair of Publication Book and Editorial Board||2016 - 2018|
|American Health Lawyers Association, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group||Lead Coordinator||2016 - 2017|
|American Health Lawyers Association, Physician Organizations Practice Group||Leadership Development Program||2015 - 2016|
|State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section, Medical Legal Committee||Vice Chair||2015 - 2016|
|State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section, Payors Committee||Vice Chair||2014 - 2015|
|American Bar Association, Health Law Section||Vice Chair of Business & Transactions Interest Group||2013 - 2016|
|American Bar Association, Health Law Section||Vice Chair of Physician Legal Issues Conference||2013 - 2014|
|Boston University School of Law||JD||2007|
|University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||2004|