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2013 Pennsylvania MCARE Insurance Assessment Announced

Posted in Pennsylvania Legislation

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has announced that the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act annual assessment for calendar year 2013 will be 25% applied to the prevailing primary premium for each participating health care provider.  The announcement is in  the Pennsylvania Bulletin.  This represents an increase of two percentage points from the 2012 assessment…. Continue Reading

Some Physicians Elect Not To Accept Gifts From Industry

Posted in Fraud and Abuse, Practice Management

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