Jennifer Papapanagiotou, Esq.

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Office: (832) 220-3191
Facsimile: (832) 220-3307
jpapa@lilesparker.com

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Practice Concentration and Experience:

Ms. Papapanagiotou focuses her practice on corporate and regulatory matters for healthcare providers. Before joining Liles Parker, Ms. Papapanagiotou was in private practice where she assisted hospitals, physicians and physician groups, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, independent diagnostic testing facilities, and health insurers, among others, with a variety of transactions, fraud and abuse analyses, and Medicare and Medicaid program questions.

While in private practice, Ms. Papapanagiotou worked extensively as a consulting attorney with a major hospital chain that owned hospitals, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and psychiatric units, home health agencies and employed or managed physicians and physician groups. Her initial work with the chain included managing the Medicare/Medicaid program and state provider change of ownership enrollment process for all Texas entities that were included in the transaction that created the chain. Her representation grew to include a variety of operational and transactional matters. In addition, she continued to serve as the primary consultant to the hospital chain on change of ownership matters.

In her work for the hospital chain and other healthcare clients, Ms. Papapanagiotou has conducted analyses of proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, drafted a wide variety of agreements, including employment contracts, professional services and medical director agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements, and real property and equipment leases, and responded to day-to-day issues and legal questions faced by healthcare providers. Further, she has addressed numerous Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues raised by her clients.

Ms. Papapanagiotou has also worked on transactions involving health insurers. She has participated in both the due diligence preceding a transaction, as well as the drafting of the substantive documents involved the sale of a health insurer’s business. In addition to her experience in transactional and regulatory matters, Ms. Papapanagiotou has supplied substantive support for healthcare investigations and litigation. Her work has included representing hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physicians and others being investigated for potential violations of federal and state healthcare laws. She has also served as the healthcare subject matter expert in representation of clients being sued over alleged violations of contractual relationships.

Education:

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas (J.D., 1998, Summa Cum Laude)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (M.S. in Industrial Health, 1991)
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (B.S. in Environmental Health, 1989)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Admitted to Practice in Texas