Category Archives: Physicians

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.  The 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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Mandatory Compliance Programs Are Coming

Does your medical practice or healthcare entity have a compliance program in place?  If not, the organization could be at significant risk of violating relevant healthcare laws, even just through inadvertence.  If there is a compliance program, have the policies … Continue reading

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