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Don't Bet on Federal Tort Reform

With Republicans in the White House and Congress, the idea of new federal rules surrounding medical malpractice is gaining steam among physician advocacy groups. However, most experts are pumping the breaks, saying it's unlikely to happen. Also: Here are the steps you should take if you are sued for malpractice.

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Receiving cash for a referral is the most obvious gift that violates the Anti-Kickback Statute. Here are eight more.

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If physicians didn't have enough to worry about with fraud, they should be wary of bankruptcy trustees seeking "claw backs."

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When your practice is under a False Claims Act investigation, here are some steps to take from a legal perspective.

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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.

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An overview of the four federal healthcare fraud statutes and what your practice can do to avoid violating any of them.

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As Otto Von Bismarck once said, "If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made." That's true for new Safe Harbor regulations.

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