HHS' Office of Inspector General reiterates antipathy towards some physician arrangements that carve out federal referrals.
Daniel M. Lindenberg
The OIG deems PODs to be inherently suspect under the Anti-Kickback Statute, so physicians should take note.
It's a good time for medical practices to review their de-identification methods to avoid a potential HIPAA violation under recently released rules.
Here's guidance on how to avoid violating HIPAA when it comes to de-identification of protected health information.
If you have an arrangement with a hospital for on-call coverage that is paid per diem, take a close look at the agreement so you don't violate federal law.
As part of a False Claims Act settlement, medical practices may enter into a corporate integrity agreement. Here's your guide to what that may entail.
Here's a breakdown of the federal government's HIPAA audit procedures and how your office can be prepared.
Physicians and staff may have to spend extra time to reduce the potential of fraud and abuse from durable medical equipment prescriptions.