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Martin Merritt

Martin Merritt

Martin Merritt, JD, is a Dallas-based health lawyer with the firm of Friedman & Feiger, and executive director of the Texas Health Lawyers Association. He represents physicians, practices, and others in cases involving Stark Law, state and federal regulations, Medicare fraud and abuse compliance, as well as healthcare litigation and contracts. E-mail him here.


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Physicians in Texas and nationwide are the focus of an income tax fraud scheme. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and your finances.

If you have been terminated by a provider, or notified you will be terminated, here's what you should know to know your recourse as a medical practice.

Here's what the requirement to be "commercially reasonable" means under the Stark Law and Anti-kickback Statute and what physicians need to know.

In the new value-based reimbursement environment, co-management arrangements can align the interests of physicians and hospitals. Here's what you need to know.

Not only is it important that physicians report payments via the Sunshine Act, but also verify they match the amount the gift-giver is also reporting to CMS.

An attempt by CMS to repeal a Sunshine Act exemption for payments made to speakers at accredited CME events has physician associations hopping mad.

Many are still confused about accountable care organizations. Here's how they came about, and how the Medicare ACO program works.

A tax and business formation lawyer shares the legal risks physicians must consider prior to investing in or working for ancillary service providers.

State case ruling indicates that patients may lack standing to successfully sue practices for potential damages due to a HIPAA breach.

Hospitals are not only marking up and selling 340B-discounted drugs, but also buying up clinics to take advantage of the discount – a clear "progress trap."

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