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New Proposed Rules from the CMS and the OIG-HHS on Stark Law and from the Anti-Kickback Statute

The CMS and HHA are proposing new rules, such as the Patients over Paperwork Initiative, where the focus of Stark and AKS will be on value-based arrangements

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DOJ Penalizes Doctors, Hospitals, & Medical Practices Millions to Settle Allegations of Anti-Kickback Statute Violations

The DOJ reported several new cases in which health care companies and doctors agreed to pay millions to settle claims of healthcare fraud due to AKS and Stark violations.

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Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law Settlements Worth Millions

The DOJ reported several new cases in which health care companies and doctors agreed to pay millions to settle claims of healthcare fraud due to AKS and Stark violations.

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When Healthcare Entrepreneurs & Medical Doctors Collaborate, Corporate Practice of Medicine Legal Issues Rule

Jill’s healthcare venture requires her to source a medical doctor (MD) who can collaborate with Jill’s startup to provide a series of innovative healthcare therapies to users

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Physician Recruitment Agreements Obligate the Hospital, Medical Practice and the Physician – Make Sure You Know What Your Obligations Are

Physician recruitment agreements involve the rights and duties of three parties. Experienced healthcare lawyers craft the proper exceptions to the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law

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The Unknown Dangers Non-Physicians Need to Be Prepared For

Non-Physicians including chiropractors, dentists, psychologists, nurses, and acupuncturists can get into serious civil and criminal trouble if they don’t know or don’t comply with a range of [...]

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Recent Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Cases

Medical providers must abide by Stark Law and the AKS. Referrals must be based on what is best for the patient. If profit is the driver, the providers will often pay a substantial settlement or [...]

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Compliance Issues for Medical Fitness Centers, Gyms, and Wellness Centers – Part 2

As gyms and medical fitness centers expands the services and products they offer and depend more on physician referrals and doctor employment, compliance review becomes a must.

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Examples of Medical False Claims Act Violations That Will be Prosecuted

Doctors, hospitals, med spas, pharmacies and other healthcare providers may violate the False Claims Act if they violate Stark Law or the Anti-Kickback Statute in addition to inflating bills, [...]

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Digital Health Legal Roadblocks: Is the MSO Structure the Answer to Kickback and Corporate Practice of Medicine Concerns?

Is the MSO Structure the Answer to Kickback and Corporate Practice of Medicine Concerns in Digital Health and Telemedicine?