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.
HIPAA’s De-Identification Guidance and Role of Expert Evaluations
It's a good time for medical practices to review their de-identification methods to avoid a potential HIPAA violation under recently released rules.
New HIPAA Guidance on De-Identifying Protected Health Information
Here's guidance on how to avoid violating HIPAA when it comes to de-identification of protected health information.
Specialists’ Call Coverage and Per Diem Compensation
If you have an arrangement with a hospital for on-call coverage that is paid per diem, take a close look at the agreement so you don't violate federal law.
Medical Practice Corporate Integrity Agreement Standards
As part of a False Claims Act settlement, medical practices may enter into a corporate integrity agreement. Here's your guide to what that may entail.
Preparing Your Medical Practice for a HIPAA Audit
Here's a breakdown of the federal government's HIPAA audit procedures and how your office can be prepared.
Proposed DME Prescription Rule Adds More Burdens on Physicians
Physicians and staff may have to spend extra time to reduce the potential of fraud and abuse from durable medical equipment prescriptions.
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