In the long run, this will only slow down, not defeat, the fact that ASCs are the preferred site of surgical services.
There is nothing inherently fair in the notion of paying a purported “fair fee”. If there were, insurers would never have been in favor of it.
In an organization we tend to be judged for what we do - not for the decisions that we make not to do something.
Under the regulations a group practice must consist of a single legal entity operating primarily for the purpose of being a physician group practice.
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.
Have you ever allowed the negotiating rug to be pulled out from under you? Or even worse, have you helped the other side pull the negotiating rug from out under you?