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.
A recent USDOJ settlement highlights the need for physicians to pay close attention to their dealings with medical device companies.
Physician/Medical Device financial arrangements continue to draw scrutiny by regulators. According to an article in the New York Times, Senator Charles Grassley has instituted an inquiry into payments between device-maker Medtronic and Dr. David Polly that Grassley says were not disclosed by Dr. Polly when he testified before Senate Panel in 2006. Specifically, Dr. Polly… Continue Reading
Massachusetts has joined the small but growing list of states regulating gifts and payments by pharmaceutical and device manufacturers to physicians. According to a Boston Globe article, Massachusetts regulators have adopted regulations banning gifts to physician and mandating disclosure of consulting/speaking payments to doctors in excess of $50. The regulations apply to any pharmaceutical and… Continue Reading