Yesterday the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (the “OIG”) issued Advisory Opinion 15-04 (“Advisory Opinion”) in which it found that an exclusive arrangement between a laboratory...more
Last Thursdday both chambers of the Illinois legislature voted to override the Governor’s amendatory veto and passed Public Act 098-1127, which prohibits a physician from charging a markup on anatomic pathology services if...more
The Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which was signed into law earlier in the week, included a broad prohibition on clinical laboratory self-referrals. This legislation (the “Bill”) originally...more
On the day before Thanksgiving and a little over one month after the end of the government shutdown, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a rule finalizing revisions to payment policies under the...more
Originally published in the Health Care Fraud Report, 17 HFRA 219, on 03/06/2013.
The final rule (the ‘‘Final Rule’’) implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (‘‘Sunshine Act’’), published in the Federal...more
The long-awaited final rule (the Final Rule) implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) has arrived at the Federal Register. It amends key definitions and adds new terms; retains broad reporting...more