Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:51
Published in Health Information Technology
Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:11
Orthofix's former Vice President of Sales Thomas Guerrieri pleaded guilty to paying a surgeon and a physician's assistant to continue using Orthofix's spinal-growth stimulation products.
Published in Spine and Orthopedic Devices and Implants
Monday, 26 April 2010 16:19
Between healthcare reform, increased enforcement under the Anti-Kickback Statute, less patience on the part of physician leaders for underperforming surgery centers and increased pressure from payors on out-of-network arrangements, it is an interesting time to write about legal issues in the ASC sector. This article briefly discusses 10 legal issues, although any article on this subject could include many more. We hope you will find this a helpful overview of certain key legal issues being faced by surgery centers.
Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:55
From 2001-2010, there were nearly 100 different HHS' Office of Inspector General physician self referral and kickback settlements. In just the last two years (2008-2010) there were more than 20 such settlements. At the same time, there has been an upswing of interest by hospitals and other healthcare entities to align more closely with physicians. Many of these 20 or so more recent settlements involve alleged improper attempts at aligning with physicians. Thus, a review of these settlements demonstrates a number of the tactics that hospitals and other groups are currently using to align with physicians.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 10:31
Four physicians from Bradford (Pa.) Regional Medical Center have filed a qui tam lawsuit against the hospital and two physicians, claiming BRMC committed fraud and allegedly paid kickbacks to the physicians for nuclear cardiology services, according to a report in the Olean Times Herald.