For many years, Jodi Bouer worked as an insurance coverage litigator for notable New Jersey law firms, insurers and reinsurers. She opened Bouer Law LLC after successfully pursuing health insurance for a family member, then a gravely ill friend and later, a child with autism. While she started out representing individuals against payers related to ABA and other autism-related therapies, Ms. Bouer quickly branched into prosecuting individual and class-wide impact litigation for families of children with autism arising out of state and federal mental health parity laws, ERISA and other healthcare and discrimination laws. In addition, she primarily represents ABA therapy providers in pursuing and defending payer disputes, also providing these clients with healthcare compliance advice, and regularly defending them against audits, recoupments, and fraud claims.
Ms. Bouer provides cost-effective practical advice to her ABA provider clients, whether related to their day-to-day legal and business issues, accessing and maximizing insurance receivables, or responding to payer disputes and other allegations. On behalf of her ABA provider clients, she also conducts internal audits, prepares and trains them on documentation/coding compliance, the appeals processes, and helps them create performance improvement plans while regularly interacting with their payer quality control and billing departments. Given her familiarity with ABA therapy, coding, and related coverage/legal issues as well as the development of the ABA industry and related payer requirements over the recent years, Ms. Bouer has developed a depth of knowledge that allows her to specialize in representing ABA providers on a myriad of issues, and as a result, she also associates with other attorneys throughout the country when those attorneys need her support.
She regularly lectures and provides trainings of interest for ABA provider associations and organizations, and at conferences nationwide, and has appeared on national television and a variety of media outlets. She is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Texas, serves on the Boards of the National Autism Legal Resource Center, the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and was the Autism Speaks Lawyer of the Year in 2015.