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Federal prosecutors continue focus on health care fraud

USA - December 1 2011 Federal prosecutors continue to focus their efforts on preventing health care fraud, as evidenced by a recent case arising in Texas.

State's "more stringent" Stark Law restrictions upheld by court

USA - January 30 2013 Today I am focusing on the self-referral ban under the federal Stark laws. In particular, a recent case - Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. v…

Encouraging in-house disclosures in a whistleblower's world

USA - December 28 2012 Compliance officials have a great deal to worry about. They are judged by results and loaded with stress over the latest changes in government guidance…

OIG announces 2013 priorities

USA - January 3 2013 Now that the new year is upon us, today's post will look at the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG), in particular…

Physicians forewarned - the impact of medical device fraud on physicians' practices

USA - February 3 2012 A recent U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement with a medical device manufacturer highlights the need for physicians to pay close attention to their dealings with medical device companies.