George Bodenger

George Bodenger

Saul Ewing LLP

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New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division rules that physicians’ damages for breach of contract with hospital are limited to...

The New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division recently ruled that the damages a physician-independent contractor can recover are limited to those sustained during a notice period in the physician’s contract. The decision...more

9/17/2014 - Appeals Breach of Contract Contract Disputes Hospitals Physicians Termination Clauses

FDA Seeks Comments for Draft Guidance Regarding Expedited Access for Premarket Approval of Medical Devices Intended for Unmet...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft guidance on April 23, 2014 titled Expedited Access for Premarket Approval [of] Medical Devices Intended for Unmet Medical Need for Life Threatening or Irreversibly...more

5/29/2014 - EAP FDA Healthcare Medical Devices

CMS Announces Implementation of Fingerprint Background Checks for Owners of “High Risk” Providers and Suppliers

Certain owners of home health agencies and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (“DMEPOS”) companies seeking to enroll in the Medicare program will now be subject to a new fingerprint-based...more

4/25/2014

CMS Releases 2012 Physician Medicare Data: Five Takeaways

On April 9, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (the “Data File”). The Data File contains...more

4/15/2014 - American Medical Association CMS Disclosure Fee Disclosure Fee-for-Service Medicaid Medicare Sunshine Act Transparency

Hospital Executive Indicted for Allegedly Lying about Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

A hospital executive was recently indicted for allegedly submitting a false attestation regarding a hospital’s “meaningful use” of electronic health records (“EHR”) technology through the Medicare EHR incentive program. This...more

3/27/2014 - CMS Compliance Criminal Prosecution EHR Healthcare HHS PHI

Settlement Emphasizes the Need for HIPAA Risk Management

A HIPAA violation involving a health plan’s failure to erase protected health information from photocopier hard drives has resulted in a $1.2 million settlement. Your risk can be significantly reduced if you adopt and...more

9/10/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection Healthcare HIPAA OCR PHI Risk Management Settlement

OIG Maintains Position on "Carve Outs" of Federal Health Program Beneficiaries Implicating the Anti-Kickback Statute

A recent OIG Advisory Opinion concludes that a proposed arrangement, in which a commercial laboratory would contract with medical practices to assist them in developing their own clinical laboratories, necessarily implicates...more

6/25/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute Carve Out Provisions Healthcare OIG

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 – Health Care Highlights

"Fiscal cliff" deal fails to provide permanent solution to flaw in Medicare physician reimbursement formula; merely postpones inevitable battles over health care spending between Congress and the White House....more

1/11/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act Fiscal Cliff Medicare Physician Medicare Reimbursements

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