Top 10 Lessons From The Bradford Regional Case

If you have not done so already, you should read the court’s opinion in United States ex rel. Singh v. Bradford Regional Medical Center, No. 04-186 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 10, 2010). The case examined an arrangement between Bradford Regional Medical Center (Hospital) and Drs. Vaccaro and Saleh and their practice entity …

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Physician Fraud and Abuse Guidelines: Starting Young

According to an Office of Inspector General (OIG) study, less than half of all U.S. medical schools provide training on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse laws. Further, the OIG study found that only two-thirds of residency and fellowship programs reported providing their residents or fellows with any …

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CMS Issues Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol

Today CMS issued its voluntary self-referral disclosure protocol (SRDP) as required under Section 6409 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Section 6402 of PPACA requires certain providers, suppliers and other entities to report and return overpayments by the later of (i) 60 days after the …

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