Jennifer M. Nelson Carney is chair of Bricker & Eckler's Health Care industry group. Jenny’s practice focuses on the business and regulatory needs of hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, long-term care providers and other health care providers. Jenny advises clients on the balance of minimizing risk while providing good patient care from intake to discharge.

Specifically, she counsels on issues surrounding maintenance of patient information, including design and documentation of the medical record, health information technology issues such as EHR implementation and optimization, and Meaningful Use attestation and appeals. Additionally, Jenny helps clients navigate state and federal regulatory issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions of health care entities, including Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment, CHOWs and revalidations, Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs), state and accrediting body survey and certification and licensure issues, RAC appeals, and medical staff privileging and credentialing. Her experience also includes work with clinical research matters and medical residency programs.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Friends of the Drexel Board, 2017–present
  • Member, Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD), 2015–present
  • Trustee, Clintonville Beechwold Community Resources Center Board, 2009–2017 (Secretary of the Board, 2014–2015)
  • Member, Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys, 2004–present
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association, 2004–present (Vice Chair, Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group, 2013–present)
  • Member, The Ohio State University Mortar Board Alumni Council, 2004–2015
  • Grant Reader, The Women's Fund of Central Ohio
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "Medicare Administrative Appeals (PRRB, RACs, Claims and Surveys): Trends and Tips," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2017
  • Speaker, "Privilege, Privilege - Which One's My Privilege? PSOs and Peer Review, a Primer," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 14, 2016
  • Speaker, "LMR Wars: Episode 2 - The EHR Strikes Back," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 14, 2016
  • Speaker, "Provider and Supplier Enrollment: Challenges and Solutions, Everyday Compliance, and Healthcare Transactions," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 13, 2016
  • Speaker, "The Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act vs. Ohio's Peer Review Privilege, 2015 SOHA/OSHRM Fall Conference/Annual Meeting, September 25, 2015; Ohio Hospital Association and Bricker & Eckler Webinar, August 27, 2015
  • Speaker, "Not Your Mother’s Medical Record…How EHRs are Redefining the LMR," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 9, 2015
  • Speaker, "A Kinder, Gentler RAC?" Bricker & Eckler Health Care Top Ten Issues, January 28, 2014
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Phase 2 Audits are Coming," Bricker & Eckler Health Care Top Ten Issues, January 28, 2014
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2004
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association (Bar Admissions Committee, 2007–present)
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2009
  • Member, Ohio Women’s Bar Association, 2017–present
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law), 2018–2019
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Health Care with an Up and Coming ranking, 2016–2018
  • Named, Forty Under 40, Columbus Business First, 2014
  • Member, Leadership Columbus, Class of 2014
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Health Care), 2009–2013
  • The Ohio State University (J.D.), 2004; Business Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal; Dean’s Merit Award for Excellence; Academic Promise Award; Arthur and Cora Evans Award
  • The Ohio State University (B.A. and B.S. with distinction), 1998; The Ohio State University Outstanding Senior Award; Undergraduate Student Government Lifetime Achievement Award
Insights & Resources
In The Headlines

Beyond Bricker
The heart of the matter
The heart of the matter

Jenny’s favorite activity is spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Keep running
Keep running

Jenny enjoys distance running and has participated in 15+ half and full marathons.

Be the change
Be the change

Jenny has been on the Board of Directors of the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center for five years and loves working with the staff and clients of this wonderful community asset.