Category Archives: Government Investigation

Health IT and the OIG Work Plan

The annual OIG Work Plan was published on November 2nd. The Work Plan each year identifies what the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) of the Department of Health and Human Services will review and provides insight into what the … Continue reading

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The Ounce of Prevention: a Legal Audit of Your Medical Practice

Even though the Stark law has existed in its present form for the past two decades, there are many physicians who still fail to comply with it. Unfortunately, they only seem to discover they have a problem when the government … Continue reading

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Exercise Due Care When Paying Physicians to Attend Meetings

Hospitals and health systems often need the help of members of their independent medical staffs to engage in improvement processes, such as the LEAN service value stream management system or Six Sigma efforts.  Physicians also are needed to provide their … Continue reading

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