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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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Despite a recent expose by The Wall Street Journal, the in-office ancillary exception to the Stark Law will remain the most commonly used tool by practices.

Two nurses exposed to the Ebola virus in Dallas should not be scolded, as the CDC has done, but praised for their dedicated service to the public.

CMS has unveiled its Open Payments website, revealing gifts to physicians. Here's what you need to know about the site and its information.

The insanity of CMS' Open Payments portal might benefit physicians. The key is a little civil disobedience to demonstrate the true value of physician time.

Here's an overview of hospital-based coverage contracts involving physicians and five key compliance tips to keep in mind.

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.

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