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Court Holds that Husband’s Signature Binds Wife to Arbitrate Dispute with Nursing Home

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Court Holds that Husband’s Signature Binds Wife to Arbitrate Dispute with Nursing Home

In a case that examines the confluence of contract law, agency, and a common healthcare industry practice during patient intake,

No Medicare Reimbursement for Bad Debts Referred to and Active with a Collection Agency

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

No Medicare Reimbursement for Bad Debts Referred to and Active with a Collection Agency

In a decision sure to raise the eyebrows of health care system CFOs all the way down to the accountants

Rapid Rise of Right to Try Laws Raise Compliance and Liability Concerns

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rapid Rise of Right to Try Laws Raise Compliance and Liability Concerns

Since 2014, over one-third of states have enacted legislation, commonly known as “Right to Try” laws, in an effort to

OIG Issues Warning to Practitioners Against Hospital Compensation Arrangements

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

OIG Issues Warning to Practitioners Against Hospital Compensation Arrangements

In a June 9, 2015 Fraud Alert issued by the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of

OIG Opinion Finds No Kickbacks in Healthcare Industry Donations to Patient Assistance Charity

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

OIG Opinion Finds No Kickbacks in Healthcare Industry Donations to Patient Assistance Charity

Late last week, the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Health and Human Services Administration (OIG) issued

DOJ Targets Executives for Healthcare Fraud, Seeks Cooperation of Corporations

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

DOJ Targets Executives for Healthcare Fraud, Seeks Cooperation of Corporations

This spring, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has gone on the offensive in a series of public speeches before bar

Court Rules Computer Metadata of Peer Review Committee Discoverable in Litigation

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Court Rules Computer Metadata of Peer Review Committee Discoverable in Litigation

Peer review is the essential process by which physicians critique the medical services provided by their colleagues for the purposes

The Next Generation ACO Model

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Next Generation ACO Model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently announced the next ACO (Accountable Care Organization) venture in the release of

Court Upholds FTC’s Aggressive Position on Anti-Competitive Acquisitions by Hospitals

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Court Upholds FTC’s Aggressive Position on Anti-Competitive Acquisitions by Hospitals

As part of the recent tidal wave of physician practice groups being swallowed up by ever-growing hospital systems, the Federal

Provider Chosen by Patient From Brochures Given by Physician is a Prohibited Referral Under Anti-Kickback Statute

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Provider Chosen by Patient From Brochures Given by Physician is a Prohibited Referral Under Anti-Kickback Statute

While a physician’s direct referral to a patient of a certain provider is the traditional definition of a “referral” prohibited

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