Unlike the Anti-kickback Statute (AKS), when Stark Law applies, the only safe way to make a referral is to fit squarely within an exception.
A recent case shows physicians that while commercial payers don't have badges and guns, they can hit your wallet hard.
If you think non-compliance with Stark Law is no big deal, think again. There are consequences for ignoring it.
Practices might be inclined to take on a legal issue on its own. Here are a few situations when they should hire a lawyer instead.
Receiving cash for a referral is the most obvious gift that violates the Anti-Kickback Statute. Here are eight more.
If physicians didn't have enough to worry about with fraud, they should be wary of bankruptcy trustees seeking "claw backs."
When your practice is under a False Claims Act investigation, here are some steps to take from a legal perspective.
What happens when a practice accidentally bills for a procedure that has never been performed. Here are ways to ensure you never find out.
Old government regulations need to adapt to new healthcare technologies, advises a former DOJ attorney.
An overview of the four federal healthcare fraud statutes and what your practice can do to avoid violating any of them.