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Ragner E. Jaeger

Ragner E. Jaeger

Prior to joining Kozak & Gayer, Ragner was a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, and most recently the Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Penobscot Community Health Care. He has extensive experience working on transactional issues and litigation matters involving health care and regulatory compliance, privacy, employment, contracts, grant funding, real estate and other health law related issues.

Ragner works with clients in a variety of matters, including health care, corporate, compliance, and administrative law matters.

Practice Specialties
  • Healthcare compliance, including billing investigations, payor source related audits, policy drafting, and internal program risk management assessments for FQHCs and RHCs

  • Litigation and appeals involving licensing, certification, enrollment, certificates of need, Medicaid/MaineCare reimbursement/collection

  • Complex contract drafting, review and negotiation, including grant agreements

  • HIPAA/HITECH/42 C.F.R. Part 2 privacy, security and health information technology issues, including HIPAA compliance audits and breach notification

  • Employment and human resource law applicable to health care organizations

  • General Health Law, including providing advice on stark laws, anti-kickback statute, false claims act, audit repayment obligations and self disclosure/negotiations before DHHS, OIG, CMS, etc.

  • Compliance, privacy, and mandated reporter trainings; including trainings on Stark laws, Anti-Kickback statute, and Civil Monetary Penalties

Personal Interests

Ragner enjoys remodeling houses, cross country skiing, playing team sports, cooking, traveling to try new pizza, and spending time with his family and dogs.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Mary Philbrook Award for Community Services and Civic Engagement, Rutgers School of Law (2013)

  • Pro Bono Graduation Award, Rutgers School of Law (2014)

  • Invited to the White House to participate in policy briefings concerning Dominican-Americans (2015)

  • MSBA Leadership Academy (2022)


Ragner holds a B.S., Cum Laude, Legal Studies, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2010), and a J.D. (Law) from Rutgers School of Law (2014)

Bar Admissions

Ragner is admitted to practice law in Maine, New Hampshire and New Jersey. Ragner is also admitted in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Federal District Court of New Jersey.


Ragner is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, New Hampshire State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Health Care Compliance Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Community Service

  • Board Member of the Rutgers School of Law Alumni Board

  • Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Bangor

  • Member of the Clubhouse Advisory Committee, Penobscot Community Health Care

  • Chair of the Child Safety Committee for Boys & Girls Club of Bangor

  • Secretary of the Health Law Section for the Maine State Bar Association

  • Board Member of the Penobscot County Bar Association

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