Jacqueline C. Leifer (Jacki) counsels national, regional and state primary care associations, and serves as General Counsel to the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. Jacki also advises hundreds of federally qualified health centers (“FQHCs”) and other community-based healthcare providers, health center–controlled networks and managed care companies. Jacki handles a variety of corporate matters, including corporate formation and restructuring, consolidations and affiliations between and among FQHCs, local health departments, health systems, hospitals, rural health clinics, private group practices, oral health providers and behavioral health providers. Jacki is also recognized for her work in healthcare compliance, advising on a broad range of high risk issues, including Federal grants management, 340B, FTCA, tax, anti-kickback and false claims. Jacki helped create the graduate healthcare compliance certificate program at George Washington University, where she is a Professorial Lecturer.
Prior to joining the law firm in 1980, Jacki was an Attorney Advisor in the Office of General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where she served as principal counsel to the Bureau of Community Health Services (now the Bureau of Primary Health Care). Jacki has trained several thousands of health center Boardmembers, having helped to create NACHC’s Boardmember Bootcamp.
2020 Education Health Center Guide | Contributing Author Education Health Center Initiative (EHCI) | 2020
Federally-Qualified Health Centers: From Safety Net Provider to Cornerstone of Health Reform? | Co-Author | Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law | American Health Law Association | October 2014
Managed Care Handbook: A Practical Guide for Health Centers | Co-Author | National Association of Community Health Centers
Corporate Compliance Toolkit for Health Centers | Co-Author | National Association of Community Health Centers | 2002, revised 2012
Affiliations Between Health Centers and Other Community-Based Providers | Co-Author | National Association of Community Health Centers | August 2011
Assessing and Addressing Legal Barriers to the Clinical Integration of Community Health Centers and Other Community Providers | Co-Author | The Commonwealth Fund | July 2011
Gov. 15 – The Board’s Role in Evaluating Affiliation Opportunities
Co-Author | National Association of Community Health Centers
SP08 – Obligations of Community Health Centers to Provide Outreach to Special Populations | Co-Author | National Association of Community Health Centers | 2007
Grants Administration Handbook for Community & Migrant Health Centers | Society for the Advancement of Ambulatory Care | 1987 Revised and published by the National Association of Community Health Centers | 2004