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Benjamin C. Runkle

Education

  • J.D. 2008, Notre Dame Law School
  • B.A. 2005, Ancient History & Classical Civilization, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Profile
  • Experience
  • Professional + Civic

Benjamin’s practice includes the representation of healthcare providers and organizations in a variety of matters. Prior to joining the legal profession, Ben worked as a firefighter/paramedic and police officer. His experience includes the following:

  • Representation of behavioral health providers, physicians, dentists, and other healthcare professionals in government investigations and enforcement actions;
  • Representation of physicians and dentists in administrative and licensing proceedings;
  • Management of administrative appeals including provider-payor disputes, imposition of civil penalties and assessments, overpayment and recoupment matters, and service authorization denials;
  • Representation of clients throughout all phases of criminal prosecution and appeal;
  • As an Assistant Attorney General, prosecuted fraud and represented the Department of Economic Security in litigation and policy development;
  • Advised the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s Medicaid agency, on litigation strategy, rule-making, provider registration, policy development, and compliance matters investigated by the Office of the Inspector General; and
  • Representation of clients with respect to investigations by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights.

Speaking Engagements

  • Insider’s Guide to AHCCCS OIG, Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers, Phoenix, AZ, October 8, 2014
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Billing Arizona’s Medicaid System, Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers, Phoenix, AZ, July 19, 2016
  • Blended Systems: Fee-for-Service and Managed Care, American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys, National Training and Education Conference, Norfolk, VA, November 15, 2016
  • Managed Care Contracting, American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys, National Training and Education Conference, Norfolk, VA, November 15, 2016
  • Behavioral Health Crisis?, Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Phoenix, AZ August 21, 2019

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for work in healthcare law, 2020
  • Cultural Heritage Behavioral Health Leadership Award, A.S.U. Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, 2017
  • Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Board of Directors, Since 2018
  • Teen Lifeline, Board of Directors, Since 2017
  • Study Group to Amend Rules of Procedure for Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions, State Bar of Arizona, 2016-2017
  • Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court
  • Arizona Wellbeing Commons – Public Health Law, Policy and Equity Division, Since 2017
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Since 2017
  • American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys, 2014-2017
  • Police Rookie of the Year, Indianapolis Police Department, 2001