Monthly Archives: November 2012

Will Your Self-Referrals for Imaging Fall Under Increased Scrutiny?

By: Heather S. Miller It has been reported that in the year 2010 alone, physicians who made diagnostic imaging self-referrals made almost 400,000 more referrals than they otherwise would have made if they had not held a financial interest in … Continue reading

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HIPAA: Unauthorized disclosures may lead to state law claims

By: Stephen Siegel A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (which includes Florida), underscores the importance of complying with HIPAA-HITECH for every covered entity and business associate. HIPAA provides protection from the unauthorized disclosure or … Continue reading

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Independent Physicians Switch To New Practice Models

By: Fred Segal According to a recent article in the Kaiser Health News, physicians who are currently practicing independently are looking to innovative practice models in order to either maintain or increase their income. The article specifically discusses physicians switching … Continue reading

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What To Do About Potential Whistleblowers at Your Facility

By: Anne Novick Branan The threat for health care providers of qui tam actions, also known as whistleblower lawsuits, under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) is very real these days. Tough economic times and recent changes in the FCA … Continue reading

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