On March 26, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Special Fraud Alert (Fraud Alert) reiterating its long-standing concern that the opportunity for a referring physician to earn a profit by investing in a venture...more
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Recent major regulatory and technological developments have brought forth historic changes to the health care market. Health care providers have responded to these developments in several ways. One such mechanism, hospital...more
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