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August 11, 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From Report on Medicare Compliance - When one hospital set out to employ a hotshot vascular surgeon, it expected to pay him top dollar based on his productivity. That seemed reasonable, according to salary surveys, which are commonly used to set physician compensation by linking it to productivity. But it turned out the vascular surgeon’s productivity depended on an entourage — a physician assistant, technician and nurse — that accompanied him to the operating room and office visits. Read more

Hospitals should be poised for reviews of their claims for spinal fusions;… Read more

Nine months after it settled false claims allegations for billing medically unnecessary… Read more

Board members are increasingly entering the compliance fray, and five years from… Read more

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August 20, 2014
NY Heart Center to Settle false Claims/Stark Allegations for $1.33M

New York Heart Center to settle false claims and Stark allegations for $1.33 million.

August 18, 2014
OIG: Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Was Overpaid for Outpatient Surgeries

OIG says Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Calif. was overpaid for outpatient surgeries.

August 5, 2014
CMS Announces '15 final IPPS rule.

CMS announces 2015 final inpatient prospective payment system rule.

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