Called by some the “King of Nursing Homes” for his many low-income nursing home patients in northeast Illinois, Dr. Venkateswara Kuchipudi was recently convicted for referring patients to Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago in exchange for kickbacks. Kuchipudi became the fifth physician and tenth defendant to be convicted for a massive Medicare and Medicaid fraud… Continue Reading
State’s “more stringent” Stark law restrictions upheld by court.
OIG has announced its priorities for 2013 and some are of special interest to physicians.
Recent press releases provide notice of activities that draw the government’s ire — and result in serious criminal consequences. Focusing on these issues is a helpful exercise for any physician trying to stay within the law.
Many physicians still lack a basic understanding of the complex legal and regulatory framework within which they practice every day.
Two recent Advisory Opinions by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) shed some much needed light of the OIG’s view of marketing by health care providers.
It is no secret that the federal government is very interested in the connection between gifts and other remuneration from drug and device manufacturers and physician decision-making when it comes to ordering those items. At least one Senator has gone so far as to introduce legislation which would require disclosure of these financial relationships. According to a recent article… Continue Reading