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The Domino Effect: Tougher Medicare Regulations Have Far Reaching Implications for Florida Physicians

By: Elizabeth P. Perez Recent changes in federal regulations may expose Medicare and Medicaid providers, particularly physicians, to tougher sanctions. Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a rule that expands its authority to revoke a … Continue reading

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Exclusion from the Federal Health Care Programs; Is It an Economic Death Sentence?

By: Stephen Siegel Physicians and other healthcare providers must contend with a number of what economists call “barriers to entry,” that must be overcome before they can successfully provide healthcare items and services to the public. Some of these barriers, … Continue reading

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Lester Perling and Shachi Mankodi Published in Compliance Today Magazine

Fort Lauderdale Partner Lester Perling and Associate Shachi Mankodi were published in the January 2015 issue of the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Today magazine. Please click here to view their article, “Packed deals and Letters of Protection: Fraud … Continue reading

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Facility fees pressuring physicians to talk costs with patients

The rising price of healthcare and the increasing use of facility fees is forcing physicians to confront costs when treating and referring patients. Click here to read further.

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The “Walmart-ization” of Primary Care

By: Nichole Geary Retail medical clinics are not new.  By now, everyone is familiar with CVS’s Minute Clinic and Walgreen’s Healthcare Clinic.  These types of clinics provide vaccination and general disease monitoring services.  However, as both companies have been very … Continue reading

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Proposal would allow eligible physicians to obtain expedited licenses in multiple states

A proposed interstate medical licensure compact would make it easier for physicians to become licensed in multiple states, a move many experts believe can pave the way for greater telemedicine use and ease the physician shortage. Please click here to … Continue reading

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OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert Focusing on Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians

By: Stephen H. Siegel, Esq. On June 25, 2014, the HHS- Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued its “Special Fraud Alert: Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians.” The OIG focused on blood-specimen collection, processing, and packaging arrangements, as well as so-called … Continue reading

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Will We Ever Move Beyond a Patch for the “Doc Fix”?

By: Heather S. Miller Not surprising, House Speaker John Boehner announced there will be another twelve month patch for the 24% reduction in Medicare payments to physicians which is set to expire March 31st.   As expected, the House and Senate … Continue reading

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Healthcare in Florida: Innovation is key driver

This article discusses another concept that is starting to spread around the country, the specialist ACO.  Typically, these types of organizations focus on reducing costs in chronic diseases.  This is similar to a medical home, except the physician focus is … Continue reading

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In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.

By: Mike Segal In a front page article in its Sunday, August 4, edition, the New York Times discusses the very significant differences between a hip replacement performed in the U.S. as contrasted with one done in Belgium, based upon … Continue reading

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