Bodenger writes article on a model for forming physician practices September 30, 2014 George W. Bodenger, the founding partner of the Firm, wrote this article for the magazine of the American Medical Group Association describing the key features and benefits of a group practice structure he has developed. Called the “Partnership of Professional Corporations” model, or “PPC Model,” this structure provides advantages to physician groups seeking to increase the size and depth of their practices in a fairly streamlined and cost-effective manner. To receive a copy of this article, please visit our “Contact” webpage and complete the electronic request form,
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Managed Care Contracting Handbook: A Guide for Payors and Providers March 2013 George W. Bodenger, Chapter author American Health Lawyers Association George W. Bodenger, Firm founder, is the author of “Risk-Based Payment Methods” chapter in the Managed Care Contracting Handbook: A Guide for Payors and Providers; published by the American Health Lawyers Association.
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The Legal Impact of Medicare and Medicaid January 2009 George W. Bodenger, Co-author; et al. Inside the Minds George W. Bodenger, founding partner of the Firm, wrote one of the four sections of this book. His section, “Managing Compliance to Avoid Medicare/Medicaid Fraud,” covers health care fraud, which is a growing focus for state and federal enforcement authorities, as well as potential changes in Medicare/Medicaid compliance in light of a possible move toward some type of national health insurance initiative.
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Summary 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 marks the first criminal indictment in connection with attestations of “meaningful use.” The indictment has far-reaching implications for health care providers. March 2014 – The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”) was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”) to support the development of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that allows for the electronic use and exchange of
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Summary On June 29, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published detailed information regarding payments made by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals during 2014 in its Open Payments database. The development of this database was mandated by the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (the “Sunshine Act”), the purpose of which is to create transparency about financial relationships between these parties. This Open Payments database for 2014 includes information regarding 11.4 million financial transactions attributed to over 600,000 physicians and more than 1,100 teaching hospitals, totaling approximately $6.49 billion. For all 2014 and 2013
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The Bodenger Law Firm Blog provides information on a wide variety of topics in health care law, including the Firm’s areas of emphasis in compliance, government enforcement and litigation, professional licensure and regulatory/transactional matters.
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