Jeffrey H. Frost
Jeffrey Frost draws on more than 20 years of experience as in-house counsel to advise clients on healthcare regulatory matters, hospital operations, and medical staff issues.
Jeff serves as a trusted advisor to healthcare clients on legal and regulatory matters including complex commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, employment issues, physician litigation, and access to electronic health records. His experience includes advising medical staffs, medical groups, and hospitals on a full range of credentialing, privileging, peer review, and quality assurance topics, as well as assisting hospital administration with governmental investigations, fraud and abuse claims, agency complaints and medical staff hearings. In his previous role, Jeff played an active role in resolving over 100 employment and medical staff disputes through mediation and other alternative dispute resolutions.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Jeff served as Deputy General Counsel at an integrated health network with 24 acute care hospitals and more than 200 clinics across Northern California.
Because of this experience, Jeff acts as a collaborative business partner who provides practical legal and business solutions on a broad range of healthcare and employment matters.
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., magna cum laude, St. Mary’s University School of Law
Certificate of Leadership, Sutter Health Leadership Academy
- Author, “September Signals Start of College Football Season and Texas Medical Debt Billing Reforms Under S.B. 490,” Jackson Walker Insights (September 2023)
- Author, “Summary of HB 3359: Changes to Preferred Provider Benefit Plans,” Jackson Walker Insights (July 2023)
- Author, “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency Termination Compliance Checklist (Hospital and Health Systems),” Practical Guidance (May 2023)
- Author, “Health Orgs Must Prepare For End Of COVID Waivers,” Law360 (January 2023)
- Author, “Is Your Health System Prepared for the Expiration of the Federal and State COVID-19 Public Health Emergency?,” Jackson Walker Insights (December 2022)
- “Preparing for the End of the Public Health Emergency: Stark, HIPAA, Medicare, and Other Regulatory Compliance,” Strafford Webinar Series (April 2023)
- “Five Steps to Mitigate the Risk of Physician Litigation,” American Health Law Association (March 2023)
- “Contract Negotiation,” National Hispanic Medical Association CYP Professional Development Webinar Series (November 2022)
- American Health Law Association, Practice Group Leadership
- Association of Corporate Counsel, Former Chapter President
- Sacramento Bar Association, Former Board Member
- Twin Lakes Food Bank, Board Member
- Voluntary Legal Services Program, Advisory Board Member
September 11, 2023Insights
September Signals Start of College Football Season and Texas Medical Debt Billing Reforms Under S.B. 490
By Jeffrey H. Frost
As of September, any individual or facility licensed or certified to provide healthcare services in Texas must provide an itemized bill of charges for healthcare services or related supplies provided to a patient prior to requesting payment for such services or related supplies from the patient.
July 13, 2023Insights
By Jeffrey H. Frost
HB 3359 amends Chapter 1301 of the Texas Insurance Code. Chapter 1301 sets forth the legal requirements and obligations of a “preferred provider benefit plan”. A “preferred provider benefit plan” is a benefit plan in which an insurer provides, through its health insurance policy, for the payment of a level of coverage that is different from the basic level of coverage provided by the health insurance policy if the insured person uses a preferred provider.
May 10, 2023Insights
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency Termination Compliance Checklist (Hospital and Health Systems) l Practical Guidance
By Jeffrey H. Frost
After more than three years, the COVID-19 federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) (effective January 31, 2020) will expire on May 11, 2023. This checklist will assist hospitals and health systems, including critical access hospitals (CAHs), prepare for the return of numerous healthcare regulations that were in place pre-pandemic.
April 4, 2023Speaking Engagements
Jackson Walker partner Jeffrey H. Frost will join a panel discussion covering the end of the public health emergency (PHE) and the associated waivers. Jeff will be joined by fellow panelists Rick L. Hindmand (McDonald Hopkins) and Matthew K. Loughran (Reed Smith).
March 16, 2023Speaking Engagements
On March 15, 2023, Jackson Walker partner Jeffrey H. Frost lead a webinar for American Health Law Association (AHLA) discussing how to reduce the risk of physician litigation. Jeff was joined by Phillip Yu, MD, Chief Medical Executive of Sutter Medical Center Sacramento.
February 1, 2023Podcasts
JW Fast Takes Podcast | ~7 minutes
On Monday, January 30, President Biden announced that the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency will end on May 11, 2023. Tune in as Healthcare partner Jeffrey Frost shares three actions health systems should take now to ensure compliance once the emergency declaration expires.
January 4, 2023Insights
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must renew the COVID-19 federal public health emergency determination every 90 days to maintain certain health care flexibilities and waivers.
By Jeffrey Frost
December 19, 2022Insights
Is Your Health System Prepared for the Expiration of the Federal and State COVID-19 Public Health Emergency?
The current extension of the COVID-19 Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) is set to expire January 11, 2023, and no termination notice has been provided. While the PHE will likely extend through April 11, 2023, it will likely expire sometime in 2023. Here are three steps that health systems and hospitals can take now to ensure compliance should the emergency waivers expire.
July 12, 2022Attorney News
Joining Jackson Walker’s Healthcare practice in Austin, Jeffrey Frost draws on more than 20 years of experience as in-house counsel to advise clients on a wide range of healthcare regulatory matters, hospital operations, and medical staff issues.