Biography

Chris Bennington's practice focuses on representing managed care organizations and hospitals on matters involving fraud and abuse, privacy, regulatory compliance, clinical research, Medicaid managed care and managed care contracting. Additionally, Chris regularly provides general counsel services for specific clients and serves as counsel to managed care organizations and hospitals before federal and Ohio regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (administrative law judges). He also represents health care clients with regard to government investigations and federal False Claims Act qui tam actions.

Chris provides on-site training to clients and presents at health care law forums across the country on a wide assortment of regulatory and compliance matters, including the False Claims Act, HIPAA and the HITECH Act.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Board Chair, A Special Wish Foundation
  • Member, Muskingum University Alumni Council
  • Member, Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Health Care Compliance Association
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "Medicare Administrative Appeals (PRRB, RACs, Claims and Surveys): Trends and Tips," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2017
  • Speaker, "Under Siege: When Government Agents Show Up at Your Hospital's Door with a Search Warrant," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2017
  • Speaker, "Section 1557 of the ACA – The Future of Nondiscrimination Compliance, Risk, and Litigation, Part II: Impact on Payers, Plans and Networks," American Health Lawyers Association Webinar, October 5, 2016
  • Speaker, “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: When a Compliance Professional’s Relationship with Regulators Transforms from Collaboration to Enforcement,” Health Care Compliance Association Managed Care Conference, February 2, 2016
  • Speaker, "Weathering the Storm: One Hospital’s Experience in Managing a HIPAA Crisis," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 8, 2015
  • Speaker, "Hospital System Growing Pains: A Compliance Officer’s Guide to Risk Areas Resulting from Acquiring Physician Practices and Employing Physicians," Health Care Compliance Association Compliance Institute, April 21, 2015
  • Speaker, "The Outer Limits: Understanding When a Compliance Matter Becomes a Legal Matter, and What To Do When It Does," Health Care Compliance Association Managed Care Conference, February 16, 2015
  • Speaker, "Privacy and Security of Sensitive Employee Information: What Every Employer Needs to Know," Association of Corporate Counsel, Southwest Ohio Chapter, June 5, 2014
  • Speaker, "Carve in or Carve out? Paving the Way for an Increase in Litigation under the Affordable Care Act," American Conference Institute, Managed Care Disputes & Litigation Advanced Forum, May 15-16, 2014
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Audits: Are you ready for the next wave?" Ohio Hospital Association-Bricker & Eckler Webinar, May 21, 2014
  • Speaker, "Social Media in the Hospital Setting: So Much Not to Like,” Health Care Compliance Association, Compliance Institute – San Diego, March 31, 2014
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, Dayton Bar Association, 2004–present
Awards & Recognition
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Health Care), 2009, 2014–2015, 2017–2018
  • Client Choice Award, 2015
Education
  • The Ohio State University (J.D., with honors), 2004
  • Muskingum College (B.A., summa cum laude), 2001
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