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The activities of a few bad physicians in the healthcare industry will continue to make the business of healthcare an overly regulated one.

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If you have federal health plan patient, you need to pay careful attention to the rules of the Stark Law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

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While the concept of physicians disclosing potential wrongdoing might appear valid on paper, it is actually more trouble that it is worth.

If you as a physician have ownership interests in any facility that you refer patients to, be sure you are in compliance with federal and state statutes.

Before you give — or receive — a gift this year, understand the federal and state laws that govern gifts to physicians and medical practices.

EHRs can be expensive for small practices. But a stipulation of the Stark Law allows a hospital to donate funds and partner with you for meaningful use.

If properly done, a health law opinion letter may insulate physicians from prosecution or penalties associated with their investment decisions.

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