Physicians are feeling the economic burn of the down economy perhaps more than the average American. Not surprisingly, creative physician joint ventures are proliferating in the healthcare industry as a
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Human Services, recently announced during a press conference that HHS will as of July 1, 2011 be rolling out a $77 million computer
Many physicians still lack a basic understanding of the complex legal and regulatory framework within which they practice every day.
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The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has announced that St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson Maryland will pay $22 million to settle allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act…
Continue Reading Hospital Pays $22M Settlement for Allegedly Improper Physician Professional Service Agreements
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed the New York Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit on November 5 in Brooklyn and updated attendees on the government’s efforts to rein in health …
Two recent Advisory Opinions by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) shed some much needed light of the OIG’s view of marketing by health care providers.
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The recently enacted health reform law has ignited a great deal of public interest in rising health care costs and the underlying reasons for them. Not surprisingly, fraud, waste and abuse in…
Physicians and other Part B providers should be aware that the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services has released its Work Plan for Fiscal year 2011.
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Unfortunately, many physicians believe their activities are “under the radar” when it comes to fraud and abuse enforcement. A recent settlement announcement by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services illustrates that this is not the case.
Continue Reading Physician-Owned Enterprise Enters into $7.3 Million Settlement With OIG