Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why Contract Review is Needed in Healthcare

Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island recently settled allegations of improper payments to and arrangements with physicians following an investigation by the federal government.  The settlement amount was $500,000.  Westerly was a party to nine potentially improper agreements with physicians, with … Continue reading

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Laboratory Services Advisory Opinion

On June 13, 2013, the Office for the Inspector General (“OIG”) released Advisory Opinion 13-03 concerning a clinical laboratory service company’s proposal to assist physician practices in creating their own laboratories.  The OIG concluded that the proposal could result in … Continue reading

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ACOs, Mergers, Consolidations, Affiliations & Other Coordinated Activity

Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act (the “ACA”), there has been a significant amount of mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and other forms of coordination between hospitals, physicians, physician groups and other players in the healthcare field.  … Continue reading

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