Attorney George W. Bodenger

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association Accountable Care Organization Task Force.

Education

  • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
  • M.B.A., Drexel University
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Bar Admission(s)

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

George Bodenger has over 20 years of experience representing healthcare providers of all types, including accountable care organizations, physician organizations, dental service organizations, home health companies, urgent care centers, and large and small medical practices in a wide variety of regulatory, transactional and government litigation matters. George has also handled numerous payer-provider reimbursement-related issues during his career, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement disputes. He has significant experience defending healthcare providers, vendors and suppliers in disputes with federal and state enforcement agencies.

Prior to founding the Firm, from 2005 through 2015, George was a Partner at Saul Ewing, LLP, where and served as Chair of the Firm’s Healthcare Practice. Prior to his tenure at Saul Ewing, George was a Partner in the Health Law Practice of Duane Morris, LLP. Before entering private legal practice, George worked for several years at Ernst & Young in the firm’s healthcare auditing and management consulting practices, specializing in strategic planning, financial feasibility studies, forensic accounting, valuations and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. George’s first career in public accounting and management consulting complements his legal practice.

George is very active in civic activities. He is a Board member and former Executive Committee member of the Anti-Defamation League; whose mission is to fight Anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and hatred through education and advocacy at local and national levels. George is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Peter’s Place, a non-profit organization that provides group bereavement counseling to children who have lost a parent or sibling. George is a past Board member and Treasurer of Family Support Services, a non-profit organization that combats child abuse in the City of Philadelphia.


Experience

  • Representing providers in various commercial arrangements including mergers, acquisitions and affiliations in many sectors of the healthcare provider industry, including accountable care organizations, urgent care companies, medical spas/aesthetic medicine practices and medical practice “roll-ups”.
  • Representing all types of healthcare providers in various matters with federal and state enforcement agencies, including voluntary disclosures, Medicare overpayments and Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) redetermination/appeal proceedings.
  • Defending health care providers under federal investigation for potential Anti-Kickback and Stark Law violations, “qui tam” and other similar actions, including voluntary disclosures in connection with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – OIG Voluntary Self-Disclosure Protocol.
  • Providing advice and counseling to hospitals, physicians and other providers regarding the interpretation of the HIPAA and HITECH regulations and the implementation of the privacy and security rules.
  • Performing compliance program risk assessments and effectiveness reviews for healthcare providers and medical device manufacturers with respect to “core” health care laws and regulations, including Anti-Kickback, Stark, HIPAA and the Sunshine Act.