In the long run, this will only slow down, not defeat, the fact that ASCs are the preferred site of surgical services.
Need a marketing consultant to help grow your ASC? You might want to check with your carriers first.
One thing is for certain, it will be no more walk in the park for the seven defendants convicted for their roles in a bribe and kickback scheme related to referring patients to Forest Park Hospital, a now defunct chain of Texas facilities.
Ride along with Mark for a reminder about the danger of a "sure thing" as it pertains to hospital-based employment.
As always in these types of cases, which are civil actions, the settlement does not involve any admission that the allegations were true.
Chalk up a victory for less care at higher prices. Hey, aren't those two of the Anti-Triple Aim?
Laugh about it or cry about it, the bottom line is the same: they are cutting costs by moving all cases that can be moved out of the hospital out of the hospital. Where does that leave you?
In my experience, most kickback schemes are not as brazen as this. They involve fewer numbers of people and, sometimes, behavior that is more easily rationalized by the participants as “sort of legal”.
Ride along with Mark as he discusses the everlong legal battle between two industry giants.