Elizabeth F. Hodge

Elizabeth F. Hodge

Akerman LLP

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IRS Says Hospitals Must List Physicians in Financial Assistance Policies

On June 26, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance to clarify how charitable hospitals may comply with regulations issued by the Department of Treasury under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...more

7/14/2015 - Affordable Care Act Charitable Organizations Compliance Covered Providers Financial Assistance Policies Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals IRS Physicians Section 501r Tax Exempt Entities

New OIG Special Fraud Alert Aimed at Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Special Fraud Alert entitled "Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians."...more

7/11/2014 - Fraud Healthcare Healthcare Fraud HHS OIG Physicians

PODs Continue To Attract Scrutiny From OIG And Congress

In the wake of a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General ("OIG") investigation, physicians with ownership interests in medical device distributorships and hospitals should prepare for...more

10/31/2013 - Fraud HHS Investigations Medical Devices OIG Physician-Owned Distributors Physicians

The High Cost of Paying Physicians for Referrals: Tuomey Healthcare System Faces Penalties of up to $357 Million

On May 8, 2013, a jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for South Carolina found that Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc. violated the Stark Law and the False Claims Act (FCA) by illegally paying referring physicians. The jury...more

5/17/2013 - False Claims Act (FCA) Penalties Physician Payments Physicians Stark Law

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