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Medicaid Fraud Settlement: Two Partnership Lessons for Physicians
A recent Medicaid fraud settlement in Texas holds two important lessons for physicians regarding business relationships.
Courts Are Not Taking Anti-Kickback Violations Lightly
A pair of recent court decisions further highlights the need for physicians to comply with the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Sunshine Act.
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.
Physicians Cautioned to Scrutinize Their Carve-Out Arrangements
HHS' Office of Inspector General reiterates antipathy towards some physician arrangements that carve out federal referrals.
Physician-Owned Distributorships Raise Heightened Concern by OIG
The OIG deems PODs to be inherently suspect under the Anti-Kickback Statute, so physicians should take note.
Potential Pitfalls of Physicians Owning Compounding Pharmacies
Here are some legal and ethical issues to consider before you own and operate a compounding pharmacy at your medical practice.
Kickback and Self–referral Statutes Physicians May be Violating
Business practices generally accepted in other industries can be illegal in healthcare, so it is important to be sure you are in compliance.
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