Julie is a member of the Health Care and Employee Benefits practice groups and approaches each client with a business-minded approach and guides them in the right direction. She works out of the Holland and Grand Rapids offices. Specifically, she focuses her practice on:
Health Care Law
- Advising healthcare providers on a wide range of regulatory issues, including Stark, Anti-Kickback, licensure and Medicare/Medicaid regulations.
- Structuring and reviewing physician compensation arrangements to ensure compliance with relevant law.
- Providing counsel to health care providers and business associates regarding HIPAA compliance.
- Assisting with health care facility mergers and acquisitions.
Employee Benefits Law
- Assisting with the design and implementation of employee benefit plans to ensure compliance with ERISA and relevant IRS requirements.
- Assisting with plan administrative functions, including the review of qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) and required participant disclosures.
After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in mathematics, Julie earned a full tuition scholarship to Saint Louis University School of Law. While in law school, Julie served as the managing editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, completed a judicial externship with Judge Raymond W. Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and interned with the United States Attorney's Office in St. Louis. Julie graduated summa cum laude, earning 10 academic excellence awards for the highest overall ranking in 10 courses.
Memberships & Affiliations
- State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, Students and New Lawyers Committee
Recent Blog Posts
Health Care Law Blog
- Can a Non-Physician Own and Operate a Medical Facility in Michigan?
- OIG Report Could Trigger Increased CMS Oversight of Skilled Nursing Facilities
- OIG Recommends Audits of Meaningful Use Incentive Payments
- CMS Extends Home Health Agency Enrollment Moratorium for Six Months
- CMS Delays Enforcement of Nursing Home Mega Rule
- Michigan Health Care Providers May Now Prescribe Controlled Substances via Telemedicine
- CMS Releases 2018 Inpatient PPS Proposed Rule
- CMS Releases Final Rule Revising Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies
- HHS OIG Report Identifies Non-Compliance in Hospice Documentation
- CMS Announces New Conditions of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities
- Lawyers, Clients Await Direction On ACA Changes - Practitioners Tout Evolving Health Law Practice Area, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, February 27, 2017
- Protecting the Hospital Tax Exemption Part IV: Billing and Collection Requirements, Foster Swift Health Care Law News, April 23, 2015
- Protecting the Hospital Tax Exemption Part III: The Financial Assistance Policy, Foster Swift Health Care Law News, March 31, 2015
- Zoning and the Fifth Amendment: When do Zoning Regulations “Go Too Far”?, Foster Swift Finance, Real Estate and Bankruptcy News, March 6, 2015
- Protecting the Hospital Tax Exemption Part II: The Community Health Needs Assessment, Foster Swift Health Care Law E-News, March 4, 2015
- Protecting The Hospital Tax Exemption By Complying With Section 501(r) Regulations, Foster Swift Health Care Law E-News, February 6, 2015
News & Events
- Foster Swift Welcomes Five New Associates, December 1, 2014