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Lab to Pay $63.5M to Settle Kickback Allegations Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 18:19
 
Inform Diagnostics, an Irving, Texas-based pathology laboratory company, has agreed to pay $63.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by  engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians. The settlement stems from allegations that the company violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Lawby providing referring physicians with subsidies for electronic health records (EHR) systems and free or discounted technology consulting services. The Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law restrict the financial relationships that health care providers, including laboratories, may have with doctors who refer patients to them.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2019 18:21
 
MOC: When you play the game and they change the rules Print E-mail
Written by XRAYVSN, MD | KevinMD   
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:58
 
I think one of the biggest frustrations I have as a doctor is being at the mercy of people who either have no medical training or are so detached from medicine that they have lost touch with those on the front line. The American Board of Radiology (ABR) essentially governs over radiologists who typically need the important board-certified designation to find a place of employment. I have always played by the rules dictated by the ABR and have toed the line with whatever rules/mandates have come from high above. However, it seems like playing by the rules is indeed not enough as this particular board appears to continually change its stance on multiple issues.
 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:59
 
GoFundMe CEO: 'Gigantic Gaps' in Health System Showing Up in Crowdfunding Print E-mail
Written by Rachel Bluth | KHN   
Friday, 18 January 2019 17:52
 
Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care. It didn't start out this way. Back in 2010, when the crowdfunding website began, it suggested fundraisers for "ideas and dreams," "wedding donations and honeymoon registry" or "special occasions." A spokeswoman said the bulk of collection efforts from the first year were "related to charities and foundations." A category for medical needs existed, but it was farther down the list. In the nine years since, campaigns to pay for health care have reaped the most cash.
 

Last Updated on Friday, 18 January 2019 18:00
 
Big Win for Hospitals: Court Rejects 340B Payment Cuts Print E-mail
Written by Healthcare Dive   
Saturday, 05 January 2019 10:49
 
U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras has decided against the Trump administration in its plan to cut 340B payments for outpatient drugs that took effect in January 2018. Contreras said HHS didn't have legal authority to reduce payments and sidestepped Congressional authority. The American Hospital Association (AHA), America's Essential Hospitals (AEH) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) sued after HHS made the cuts. The groups said the government "exceeded its statutory authority when it cut Medicare reimbursement rates for certain outpatient pharmaceutical drugs by nearly 30%."
 

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2019 15:53
 
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00
 
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