Medical doctors and health care companies who participate in kickbacks for referrals can face severe enforcement penalties.
Do You Know the Key Differences Between the 4 Ambulatory Safe-Harbors to the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS)?
There are four types of ambulatory safe harbors in the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. We explain the key differences between the ambulatory safe harbors to the federal anti-kickback statute (AKS)
While federal Stark and anti-kickback laws, and state law equivalents (often known as “mini-Stark” and “fee-splitting prohibitions”) are very complex, there 5 key legal rules you’ll want to know. [...]
The Stark Law is named after California U.S. Congressman, Peter Stark. It seeks to regulate how physicians refer Medicare and Medicaid patients. The law is part of the Omnibus Budget [...]
This is a story about how Harry, a healthcare entrepreneur, worked through a proposed arrangement that was raising Stark and Anti-Kickback issues.
Should physicians, chiropractors, and other healthcare practitioners worry when they offer coupons for discounts to patients?
Naturally, like any other business model, augmenting one’s clientele may be a priority for medical and other healthcare practitioners. Is it legal to offer coupons and discounts?
An Overview of Legal, Ethical, and Compliance Issues Governing Physician Relationships Doctors Should Know
Doctors need to understand the laws and regulations that apply to the way they bill for services, work with insurance companies, submit claims to the government, enter into business relationships [...]
MSO Gets Light Enforcement Touch by California Appellate Court Reviewing Management Services Agreement Legal Issues
MSOs (medical services organizations), or physician management and marketing companies, routinely come to us for legal advice about how to create and run an MSO profitably, in a compliant way, [...]
Today’s legal strategy sessions involved a healthcare business that is really a healthcare practice in disguise. Let’s look at what legal strategy lessons we can learn here.
Does Healthcare Law Favor or Smash Integrated Healthcare Practices Between Medical Doctors and Chiropractors?
Many aspects of healthcare are now becoming integrated. Medical practices that used to specialize are now trying to broaden their services by contracting with other medical providers who provide [...]