Cozen O’Connor: Sapega, Danielle E.

Danielle E. Sapega

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4701

(215) 717-9529

Recent Publication:

Pennsylvania Act 112 of 2019: Opioid Treatment Agreements [Health Law Informer Blog]

As another mark of progress in the fight against opioid addiction, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 572 (the “Act”) into law on November 27, 2019, requiring prescribing providers (referred to as “Prescribers”) to take several additional steps before issuing a prescription for an opioid in...

Danielle focuses her practice on health law, specifically, transactional matters, and regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Danielle gained significant experience in regulatory affairs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Penn Medicine, where she assisted with Department of Health and Joint Commission survey preparation, policy review, clinical staff education, and legal compliance work. Subsequently, she served as associate counsel for Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health where she frequently negotiated a wide variety of hospital contracts and counseled hospital executives and departmental leadership on a multitude of matters involving HIPAA/HITECH, Stark and Anti-Kickback, governance, policy management, medical staff and credentialing, governmental survey preparation, and information security. She also managed multiple hospital-wide regulatory compliance projects related to governmental regulation and accrediting body standard adherence. She served as a member of the Lancaster General Hospital Institutional Review Board and regularly negotiated clinical trial sponsorship agreements on behalf of the Lancaster General Hospital Research Institute. Before her time at Penn Medicine, Danielle worked in private practice in defense litigation.

Danielle earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she served as executive editor of publications of the Temple Journal of Science, Technology, and Environmental Law. Danielle went on to receive her master’s degree in health policy from Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health.

Experience

Publications

Pennsylvania Act 112 of 2019: Opioid Treatment Agreements [Health Law Informer Blog]

December 03, 2019

As another mark of progress in the fight against opioid addiction, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 572 (the “Act”) into law on November 27, 2019, requiring prescribing providers (referred to as “Prescribers”) to take several additional steps before issuing a prescription for an opioid in...

Hospital Price Transparency Requirements [Health Law Informer Blog]

November 19, 2019

CMS finalized the Outpatient Prospective Payment System hospital price transparency rules on November 15, 2019. As of January 1, 2021, hospitals will have to publicly post (and update annually) two sets of data: first, a comprehensive list of standard charges for items services offered by the...

CMS Guidance on “Shared Space” – Comment Period Closing July 2, 2019 [Health Law Informer Blog]

June 24, 2019

CMS recently issued long-awaited draft guidance on hospital co-location with other hospitals or healthcare facilities, providing some potential insight on the otherwise ambiguous prohibition on “shared space.” This prohibition loosely stems from the requirement that a Medicare participating...

New Pennsylvania Laws: Is Your Organization Compliant? [Health Law Informer Blog]

June 07, 2019

In 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed a multitude of bills into law that significantly impact Pennsylvania health care providers. Compliance deadlines for these new laws vary. Implementing any new policies or procedures often takes longer than anticipated, so we strongly recommend taking steps to...

Gaps in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Law [The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital]

December 03, 2018

Danielle Sapega wrote about the rise of medical marijuana and the growing trends.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Health Law 2020

December 04, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Education

  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health, M.S., 2018
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2007
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania