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Physicians and Gifts: A Legal Primer
Before you give — or receive — a gift this year, understand the federal and state laws that govern gifts to physicians and medical practices.
Participation in EHR Donation Program Requires Due Diligence
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.
Health Law Opinion Letters: A Primer for Physician Investors
If properly done, a health law opinion letter may insulate physicians from prosecution or penalties associated with their investment decisions.
Physicians: Beware Schemes to Circumvent Stark Law
No matter how cleverly structured, schemes to circumvent Stark Law are risky for physicians, and the consequences of failing to comply can be devastating.
OIG Opinion on Federal 'Carve Out' May Implicate ACOs
A recent decision by HHS' Office of the Inspector General raises some interesting issues with ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Stark, Anti-Kickback Laws Could Get Murkier Under Affordable Care Act
With health insurance exchanges on the horizon, some controlled by HHS, will federal laws fighting fraud and abuse have new teeth for physicians and practices?
Stark Law: Understanding the Rule
Here's an explanation of the rationale behind the Stark Law, the government's conflict of interest statute your medical practice needs to be aware of.
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