Professionals

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 2008 – Joseph Ciraolo Memorial Award
  • University of Texas, B.A. with High Honors, 2005

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of Arizona, 2008
  • U.S. Federal District Court, District of Arizona, 2009

Benjamin Runkle

Of Counsel

Professional Bio Experience

Ben is an attorney in the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Milligan Lawless, P.C.  His 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.

Professional Leadership

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

Healthcare Law 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
  • Representation of physicians, dentists and other healthcare providers 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.