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Jeffrey Jeter
Special Counsel
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2150 tel
225.248.2010 fax

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Jeffrey D. Jeter is special counsel in the firm's Baton Rouge office in the Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and on the Healthcare practice team.

Mr. Jeter brings to Jones Walker a unique blend of skills serving previously as both an in-house compliance officer and a healthcare prosecutor. His deep experience gives firm clients access to counsel in managing anti-fraud and ethics programs, securing and protecting private information, and litigating cases involving alleged fraudulent activities.

Prior to joining Jones Walker, Mr. Jeter was with Amedisys for more than 15 years as a Chief Compliance Officer. In this role he was responsible for the oversight of the anti-fraud and ethics program for the national home health and hospice services provider. He administered policy development, training, and enforcement for more than 16,000 employees, and he managed audit oversight of more than 400 home health and hospice agencies in 37 states across the country. He also served as the company’s Chief Privacy Officer and was responsible for ensuring the privacy and security of the company’s protected health information. His work at Amedisys included serving as primary transactions counsel for 18 mergers and acquisitions having a total transaction value of $255 million. 

Mr. Jeter began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Department of Justice in the Criminal Division, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit where he was responsible for investigating, charging, and prosecuting Medicaid Fraud offenses, as well as crimes involving the abuse and neglect of residents of skilled nursing facilities. During his tenure with the Louisiana Department of Justice, his agency was recognized as the nation's top Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role he drafted the State’s Fraudulent Remuneration (Anti-Kickback) Statute and oversaw enforcement of health care anti-fraud laws and elder-protection statutes.

Mr. Jeter received his juris doctor degree from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1996, a Masters of Public Administration from Louisiana State University in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts (Major: Political Science, Minor: Economics), cum laude, Texas Christian University in 1993. Additionally, he is a graduate of the prosecutor training course at Northwestern University School of Law.

Noteworthy

  • Former instructor for the Medicaid Fraud Training Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.
  • Former instructor for the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission Officer Training Course in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Frequent speaker on topics of health care fraud and nursing home abuse, including presentations before the Louisiana Nursing Home Association, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the Georgia Association of Home Health and Hospice Agencies, the Alaska Home Health Association, the Virginia Social Workers Associations, the American Case Management Association, the Health Information Trust Alliance Leadership Counsel, the Louisiana Hospital Association, and numerous physician groups and hospitals across the United States.

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  • American Health Lawyers Association