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Mixing It Up: HIPAA Hybrid Entities

When it comes to HIPAA compliance, no stone can be left unturned. The most recent HIPAA settlement announced by the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) in the Federal Department of Health and Human Services continues the trend of using settlement … Continue reading

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Don’t Submit Bills for Student Services – Ever!

Recently, some medical practices have had to reimburse the government for bills that showed that students, rather than physicians or licensed practitioners, had furnished services to Medicare beneficiaries. Apparently, some practitioners believe that if the supervising physician or midlevel provider … Continue reading

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Keep Your Legal Opinions to Yourself!

Hospitals face the challenge of stiff competition, often times, from their own physicians’ ambulatory surgery centers. When dealing with these challenges, hospitals need to be mindful of the Stark Law if they intend to contract with surgeons to fend off their competitors.  If … Continue reading

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