Jody L. Ferris

Associate

ferrisj@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.5769
Fax 612.371.3207
Minneapolis

Jody Ferris is a transactional attorney who counsels clients on mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions with an emphasis on clients in the health care industry. Jody also has experience counseling health care providers, systems, and payors on regulatory matters including Stark, anti-kickback, and HIPAA matters.

Jody maintains an active pro bono practice. Her experience includes counseling entrepreneurs and startups on corporate governance matters and representing clients seeking asylum in the United States.

Representative Matters

Represented the sole shareholder of an exhibit services company in the stock sale of an entity to a subsidiary of a public company traded on the Paris stock exchange

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. John R. Rodenberg, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2017

Memberships

American Health Lawyers Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Minnesota State Bar Association

Publications

"New Executive Order and CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Offer Permanent Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services, Extension of Temporary Telehealth Flexibilities," Ballard Spahr alert, August 10, 2020

"The CARES Act: Compliance and Enforcement Considerations for Recipients of Relief Funding," Ballard Spahr Alert, May 8, 2020

"Update: CARES Act Health Care Provider Relief Fund–What Eligible Providers Should Know," Ballard Spahr Alert, April 24, 2020

"CARES Act Health Care Provider Relief Fund–What Eligible Providers Should Know," Ballard Spahr Alert, April 13, 2020

"CMS Issues Temporary Regulatory Waivers to Increase the U.S. Health Care System’s Ability to Respond to COVID-19," Ballard Spahr Alert, April 1, 2020

"Health Care and the CARES Act," Ballard Spahr Alert, March 27, 2020

Co-author, "What's Good for GM…? An Examination of Direct Contracting Between Employers and Health Care Providers," Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 24th Annual Health Law Institute Manual, March 2019

"Data Protection and the Agriculture Industry," 18 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech. 309, 2017 

Co-author,  "CMS and OIG Release Long-Awaited Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Proposed Rules," Ballard Spahr alert, October 18, 2019

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Data Privacy and the Regulatory Landscape," Texas A&M Law Review Symposium Welcome to the Farm: Assessing the Legal Implications of Big Data-Driven Solutions to Agriculture's Most Pressing Issues, January 31, 2020

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 2017)
Lead Note and Comment Editor, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (M.P.P. 2017)

Dickinson State University (B.A., cum laude, 2013)
Minnesota