Hospitals are being squeezed on many fronts – government reimbursement for medical services are declining, government regulatory requirements are increasing, and the prospects for improvement are dwindling. Medicare and...more
Doctors better get used to government regulation. The Affordable Healthcare Act contains a lengthy complement of new laws and regulations. ...more
Bill Mathias of Ober|Kaler's Health Law Group presented on compliance as a part of the 2013 Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Bootcamp Webinar Series sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association.
Pharmaceutical and medical device companies have a raw deal when it comes to domestic and foreign bribery. ...more
After a four-week retrial, a federal jury concluded on May 8, 2013 that Tuomey Healthcare System (Tuomey) violated both the Stark Law and the False Claims Act (FCA). The jury determined that Tuomey violated the Stark Law by...more
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
Healthcare providers, particularly physicians and hospitals, regularly engage in business arrangements that may implicate the federal self-referral law, known as the Stark Law. Recent changes to the Stark Law, including...more