Monthly Archives: October 2013

Debate Over Medical Necessity: When Does Performance of a Service Become Fraud?

A recent story in the Washington Post considered the increasing debate over when certain surgeries or other services are medically necessary, using spinal fusion as the primary example.  The concern centers on both the quality of patient care and the … Continue reading

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Large Verdict in Stark Law Case Jolts Health Care Industry

Those of us who are involved in negotiating and drafting physician employment agreements and other service agreements between health care providers were recently reminded of the importance of carefully vetting those agreements to assure compliance with the Stark Law and/or … Continue reading

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