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Unclaimed Property And Record Management
As healthcare providers and entities merge, consolidate or close their doors, record management and unclaimed property obligations are among the concerns that must be addressed.
United States
5 Aug 2019
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Governance Board Terms
Recently, I have been asked by clients and boards that I am a member of about term limits for board members. While there are no legal requirements for term limits organizations,
United States
3 May 2019
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Governance And Leadership
Last year I did a series of blogs with my good friend, Karen Zupko of Karen Zupko and Associates, on physician contracting issues.
United States
28 Jan 2019
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Documentary Film Expensive For Hospitals
The hospitals are also required to follow corrective action plans and be monitored by the OCR .
United States
4 Oct 2018
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Tolerating Bad Behavior By Medical Staff Members Proves Costly
The bulk of the award, more than $7 million in punitive damages, went to a female anesthesiologist who was allegedly choked and pushed up against the wall in a locker room by a surgeon.
United States
12 Sep 2018
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Payer Audits And False Claims Actions Challenging Medical Necessary On The Rise
We're seeing a substantial increase in payer audits and false claims causes of action based on allegations that procedures and charges were not medically necessary.
United States
17 Jul 2018
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Courts Continue To Erode Peer Review Privilege
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that a state law, establishing confidentiality for medical provider peer review proceedings, did not apply to a contractor staffing a hospital's emergency department.
United States
20 Apr 2018
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Private Equity Beware!
According to a Department of Justice press release, the United States has filed a complaint against a compounding pharmacy, alleging that the pharmacy paid illegal kickbacks to induce prescriptions...
United States
23 Mar 2018
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Practice Departures And Breakups: Costly, Painful And Tumultuous
Physician practices break up in one form or another as often as physician marriages breakup and the breakup of a physician practice can be as costly ...
United States
21 Mar 2018
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Can A Physician Be Too Old To Practice Medicine?
And, it should never be assumed that youth assures that a physician is able to safely provide patient care.
United States
21 Mar 2018
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Telemedicine/Telehealth What Is The Difference?
Telemedicine generally refers to the use of information technologies and electronic communications to provide remote clinical services to patients.
United States
21 Mar 2018
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New Limits On Regulatory Guidance From Federal Agencies
A new policy recently issued by the Justice Department states that the Department will not use its enforcement authority to effectively convert agency guidance documents into binding rules.
United States
19 Feb 2018
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PHI Goes Beyond Medical Records
In the 1990s, I wrote about a health care entity's responsibility for medical waste. At that time, a hospital client had contracted with a low cost medical waste disposal company thinking that...
United States
2 Feb 2018
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eNLC And Telehealth
Licensure compacts allow nurses to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in their home state and other compact states.
United States
2 Feb 2018
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OIG Rescinds Advisory Opinion
According to the OIG, the charity that sought and received the AO, breached two commitments made in its AO request.
United States
10 Jan 2018
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The Importance of Credentialing
Dr. Oluwafemi Charles Igberase entered the United States in October 1991 on a nonimmigrant visa.
United States
10 Nov 2017
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Records Management
I am about to work with the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) on the third edition of IHA's Record Retention Reference.
United States
10 Nov 2017
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The Importance of Documentation
A Health System recently agree to pay $6 million to settle allegations that a subsidiary submitted false claims to Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services.
United States
10 Nov 2017
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Records Management – What's New
Federal and state laws and payers require healthcare providers to create and maintain a whole host of records.
United States
28 Jul 2017
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7th Circuit Upholds Kickback Convictions
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the convictions of two former hospital executives finding that there was more than enough evidence for a reasonable jury to conclude that certain contracts...
United States
5 Jul 2017
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