A bribe is a bribe. It is not as easy as it sounds. Not all payments of money or transfers of value are bribes. The FCPA tells us that. It is even more complicated when trying to navigate Anti-Kickback and Stark law...more
In the April 10 Federal Register, two agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published proposed rules that many healthcare providers have been anxiously awaiting affecting donations of electronic...more
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) of the Department of Health and Human Services published complementary proposed rules in the...more
Rumors are circulating that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) will continue to allow the donation of electronic health...more
Health Management Associates' University Medical Center (UMC) recruited Kevin Dennis to Lebanon, Tennessee under a physician recruitment agreement that required him to "apply for, receive and maintain active medical staff...more
On January 7, 2013, the HHS OIG released Advisory Opinion 12-22 concerning a rural hospital's (Hospital) proposal to pay a cardiology group (Group) a performance bonus for achieving certain patient service, quality and cost...more
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