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H. Kennedy Hudner Murtha Cullina LLP Of Counsel

Of Counsel

Hartford
Email: khudner@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860-240-6029
Fax: 860-240-6150

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  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Education

  • Yale University (J.D., 1978)
  • Northeastern University (B.A., 1973)

H. Kennedy Hudner


H. Kennedy Hudner is the former Chair of the Health Care Department at Murtha Cullina, and has been a member of the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group for over 28 years. He provides legal advice to hospital and physician clients in the areas of Medicare billing assignment issues, Fraud and Abuse (Stark II anti-referral and anti-kickback), HIPAA and HITECH medical records privacy compliance matters and Cloud Hosting arrangements. He also represents hospitals and physicians with regard to managed care contracting issues and payment disputes, joint ventures, the creation of ASCs, practice acquisitions, and in Certificate of Need applications before the Office of Health Care Access. He has extensive experience in the analysis, negotiating and drafting of a wide variety of health care-related contracts. These include documents required for physician hospital organizations, independent practice associations, management service organizations, medical staff bylaw documents, radiology service agreements, anesthesia service agreements, laboratory service agreements, and physician provider agreements, both with IPAs and with payors (fixed fee and risk sharing). Mr. Hudner also represents physicians and hospitals in their dealings with regulatory agencies such as the Department of Public Health, the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His health care litigation experience includes representation of hospitals in proceedings before the Office of Health Care Access, medical staff credentialing disputes and health care-related antitrust litigation.

Kennedy has lectured on Stark II, Fraud and Abuse, HIPAA privacy, Cloud Hosting, The Two Midnight Rule and Medicare compliance issues, as well as antitrust, contract and physician integration issues to the Connecticut Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Connecticut Hospital Association, Stamford Medical Society, Danbury Medical Society, Fairfield County Medical Association, Connecticut Ophthalmology Managers Association, Connecticut Medical Group Managers Association, the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, the Hartford and New Haven County Medical Associations, the Connecticut Society of Dermatologists, the Massachusetts Hospital Association and the Massachusetts Society of Information Managers.

  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association Health Law Litigation Committee
  • Listed as leading health care lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Health Care Law since 2006 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Overview

H. Kennedy Hudner is the former Chair of the Health Care Department at Murtha Cullina, and has been a member of the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group for over 28 years. He provides legal advice to hospital and physician clients in the areas of Medicare billing assignment issues, Fraud and Abuse (Stark II anti-referral and anti-kickback), HIPAA and HITECH medical records privacy compliance matters and Cloud Hosting arrangements. He also represents hospitals and physicians with regard to managed care contracting issues and payment disputes, joint ventures, the creation of ASCs, practice acquisitions, and in Certificate of Need applications before the Office of Health Care Access. He has extensive experience in the analysis, negotiating and drafting of a wide variety of health care-related contracts. These include documents required for physician hospital organizations, independent practice associations, management service organizations, medical staff bylaw documents, radiology service agreements, anesthesia service agreements, laboratory service agreements, and physician provider agreements, both with IPAs and with payors (fixed fee and risk sharing). Mr. Hudner also represents physicians and hospitals in their dealings with regulatory agencies such as the Department of Public Health, the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His health care litigation experience includes representation of hospitals in proceedings before the Office of Health Care Access, medical staff credentialing disputes and health care-related antitrust litigation.

Kennedy has lectured on Stark II, Fraud and Abuse, HIPAA privacy, Cloud Hosting, The Two Midnight Rule and Medicare compliance issues, as well as antitrust, contract and physician integration issues to the Connecticut Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Connecticut Hospital Association, Stamford Medical Society, Danbury Medical Society, Fairfield County Medical Association, Connecticut Ophthalmology Managers Association, Connecticut Medical Group Managers Association, the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, the Hartford and New Haven County Medical Associations, the Connecticut Society of Dermatologists, the Massachusetts Hospital Association and the Massachusetts Society of Information Managers.

Memberships
  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association Health Law Litigation Committee
Recognition
  • Listed as leading health care lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Health Care Law since 2006 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
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Bar & Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Education
  • Yale University (J.D., 1978)
  • Northeastern University (B.A., 1973)
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