Here's some simple guidance, from the OIG and a healthcare attorney, on suspicious sales pitches physicians might receive regarding a joint venture.
State and federal agents are pouring through the books, looking for new and more elaborate ways to fine physicians. Here's a recent example from Oregon.
Initial estimates of new patients through health insurance exchanges are good for physicians, but maybe not so good for healthcare on a larger scale.
CMS has published some excellent guidance for physicians on their involvement in CMEs and how it applies to the Sunshine Act detailing payments.
A recent decision by HHS' Office of the Inspector General raises some interesting issues with ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Physician and author Elizabeth Lee Vliet says the real goal behind the latest healthcare reform delay is a federal push toward a single-payer system of care.
Not all group purchasing organizations are alike, so as with any possible Anti-Kickback Statute issue, each arrangement must be scrutinized carefully.
The polar opposite of marijuana laws, waivers for accountable care acts are allowed at the federal level, but can run into problems in individual states.
So one key provision of the Affordable Care Act — large-employer provided health insurance — is delayed. But the true answer to why can be found 200 years ago.
Here's a primer on ERISA, how it works, and what it means for you and your medical practice.