Category Archives: Physicians

Rocket Pace, But To Where?

Not a day goes by (or many posts on The Pulse Blog) without a discussion of the rapid increase in data breaches impacting the healthcare industry. Information and statistics in this regard are inescapable. For instance, the so-called “Wall of … Continue reading

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Concerns for Preferred Provider Agreements

Advisory Opinion 15-04 issued by the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) on March 25, 2015 offers some warnings when entering into preferred provider agreements. ┬áThe new Advisory Opinion arose in the context of laboratory services, but the principles discussed … Continue reading

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Collections Allowed for Pre-Exclusion Services

Advisory Opinion 15-02, issued by the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) for the Department of Health and Human Services on February 13, 2015 offers some, albeit minimal, relief for providers excluded from participation on Medicare and other federal healthcare … Continue reading

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