Overview

Jenna focuses solely on health care law and assists medical practices across the country on reimbursement, regulatory, and compliance matters. She helps clients reduce exposure, develop corrective action plans, and successfully appeal Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal payor recoupment claims. Another primary focus of her practice is handling CMS enrollment issues, payment suspensions, and revocation/exclusion appeals. Since joining Nexsen Pruet, she has also had the opportunity to assist clients with developing and restructuring their internal compliance programs.

Jenna works closely with the health care team on audit defense, overpayment appeals, credentialing matters, compliance analysis, and litigation support. Her clients include hospitals, health care systems, private physician practices, multidisciplinary practices, specialty practices, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, hospice agencies, and laboratories.

Jenna served for three years as a prosecutor for the City of Chicago where she handled over 100 cases at a time from filing through resolution. This experience has been beneficial in her current work of representing her clients in Administrative Law Judge hearings to appeal Medicare overpayments and in supporting her colleagues on healthcare litigation matters.

Jenna excels at helping clients find cost-effective ways to navigate complicated CMS overpayment appeals and repayment processes stemming from various CMS contracted auditors, including RACs, UPICs, TPEs, and SMRCs. She has also successfully helped clients faced with exclusion from participation in CMS and subject to CMS payment suspensions. Jenna particularly enjoys assisting clients with proactive compliance measures, such as the initial formation and restructuring of compliance programs, including policy and procedure drafting and implementation.

Jenna is dedicated to staying current on healthcare reimbursement compliance issues. She spends time every day researching legislative changes, CMS policy changes, and OIG updates. This knowledge has proven beneficial in assisting many of her clients to avoid CMS scrutiny.

Jenna is highly organized and prides herself on her meticulous attention to detail and interpersonal and writing skills. She truly cares about her clients and uses her experience to think outside the box and find creative ways to help her clients solve oftentimes complex issues with their payors.

Not Admitted in South Carolina or North Carolina.

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Jenna loves nothing more than spending time with her family that includes her husband and three amazing children. Jenna has a passion for coaching her children’s volleyball, basketball and softball teams.

Media

Presentations

Co-Speaker, The Carolinas Center's 46th Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference, “Hospice Audits:  Tips and Strategies to Increase Success” August 2, 2022

Guest speaker, "The Compliance Guy," June 2021

Co-author, "The UPIC Evolution," Compliance Today, November 2017

In the News

Media Mention, Alice Harris and Jenna Godlewski’s article on preparing for the end of the Federal PHE was republished in South Carolina Lawyer’s September 24, 2022 edition.

Alice Harris and Jenna Godlewski appeared on The Compliance Guy Podcast, Episode 2 on July 28, 2022, discussing the 2022 CMS Framework and Six CMS Trends to Follow for 2022 and beyond.

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Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • *Jenna is not currently licensed to practice law in South Carolina
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If you saw the size of the blessing coming, then you would understand the magnitude of the battle you are fighting. - Michele Jennae

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