Stark Law

Lawyers and Health Care and Compliance, Oh, My!

If you’re not familiar with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Annual Meeting, it focuses on the various legal aspects of hospital and physician relationships. This year I attended and learned so much. Here is my (somewhat over-simplified) list of key takeaways from the AHLA show.  Do you remember the scene in the movie “The …

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Does Crime Pay? 3 Implications for Physician-Hospital Arrangements from the OIG Semiannual Report

If you’re like me and track email updates from the Office of Inspector General – better known as the OIG – then you probably know about the weekly financial settlements many health care organizations face. But now that the new year is upon us, what can we expect from the OIG in 2019 – specifically, …

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Stark Law Violations

Orange is Not Your Color: Recent Uptick of Stark Law Violations

I worked for a large non-for-profit system “papering” physician employment, loans, and other physician alignment strategies. I regarded compliance as a necessary evil. It’s actually smart to conduct your organization’s business within in the bounds of federal regulations. The Department of Justice (DOJ) hasn’t taken 2018 off and when they hit an organization, the fine …

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