Often lost on physicians is the fact that even though they might not be the moving party involved in the scam, liability falls on both sides of a kickback scheme.
An interesting case illustrates a potential new tool in the arsenal to fight against fixed hospital exclusive contracts and, potentially, against the consultants who helped put lipstick on the pig. Many hospital-based groups have been there: the situation in which a longstanding relationship with a hospital, whether or not via exclusive contract, is disrupted, in […]
Ride along with Mark as he discusses the need to carefully vet your participation in any telemedicine or telehealth arrangement.
Ride along with Mark as he discusses a new tactic in management schemes.
“Value based billing” remains dominant in the medical industry news, chiefly from the MACRA angle.
“Value based billing” remains dominant in the medical industry news, chiefly from the MACRA angle. Mostly, though, it’s a lie because value is determined by the customer, not by some bean counter at CMS. Sure, CMS may be paying the bill for Medicare patients, but the patients are the actual customers and only they can assess whether value was truly delivered.
ASCs can be great investments for physicians – as long as they’re real. But if all they are are rainbows, unicorns, and clear blue skies, then you’d better stay away.
ASCs can be great investments for physicians. Oh, as long as they are real.