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Four Ways to Reduce Malpractice Risk

Providing excellent clinical care can reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit, but the clinical side is not the only area to focus on.



Here are eight elements of an effective corporate compliance program, which can prevent healthcare fraud and abuse before it ever starts.


Here are a few lessons practices can take from the recent announcement of criminal charges brought up against three physicians by a federal task force.

A recent hearing by the Senate Finance Committee brought up the possibility the Stark Law could be revamped to something simpler.

The personal services safe harbor law exists to protect physicians from prosecution when they receive payments for legitimate services.

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


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.


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