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Jonathan D. Fleece


Managing Partner
Blalock Walters, P.A.

Mr. Jonathan Fleece received his J.D. Degree and Certificate in Health Law Studies from St. Louis University School of Law.  Mr. Fleece, a shareholder and managing partner of Blalock Walters, P.A., is a Florida Board Certified Health Care attorney, and has years of experience in various health care settings, including a non-profit academic medical center with a large physician group practice and hospital.  Mr. Fleece has extensive experience providing counsel to physician medical groups, hospitals, hospice providers, physical therapy companies, health care management companies, ancillary health care providers, ACOs, pharmacies, health information technology companies and managed care entities such as IPAs and Medicare Advantage Plans.

Mr. Fleece regularly works on health care transactions of all types, such as private equity  deals,  sales,  purchases,  and  integration.    Jonathan  counsels  and  advises clients regarding numerous ways to take advantage of the opportunities in the midst of health care reform.  He specializes in crafting effective health care ventures of all sorts.  He routinely audits and analyzes existing and proposed arrangements to ensure that providers assume minimum risk under fraud and abuse, fee-splitting statutes,  Stark  II  and  related  anti-referral  laws.   He  is  familiar  with  Medicare, Medicaid and private carrier rules and regulations regarding reimbursement, coding, documentation and billing guidelines. He frequently advises clients on medical staff issues and bylaws, licensure and disciplinary actions, professional liability and risk management     issues,     and     medical     records     and     patient     confidentiality issues.  Attorney Fleece has the ability to guide clients through a step-by-step compliance process for health care laws.  He also has focused his practice on general corporate, wealth preservation, and medical real estate development projects.

Mr.  Fleece  is  a  member  of  the  American  Bar  Association,  the  Florida  Bar,  the Missouri Bar, the Illinois Bar, American Health Lawyers Association, the Manatee County  Bar  Association  and  the  Sarasota  County  Bar  Association.   He  serves  as special counsel to various Medical Societies in Florida.  Jonathan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Stratum Health System (a/k/a Tidewell Hospice).  He is past Board Chairman for the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce and Past Chair of the Chamber’s Health Care Committee.  Mr. Fleece is Past-Chair of the Manatee County Economic Development Council.  He is a prior Ear Research Foundation Director, and is a former Vice Chair of We Care Manatee, Inc.  He is a past member of the Florida Bar Health Law Certification Committee.  Mr. Fleece is also a graduate of the Tampa Bay Partnership’s CEO Direct Program.

Mr. Fleece is the co-author of The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America, with the acclaimed futurist, author, and speaker, David Houle.  Jonathan and David are also co-founders of New Health Age Advisors