Seeking Safe Harbor

Levinson, Michael; Diesenhaus, Jonathan; Mudron, Maureen
May 2012
Trustee;May2012, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p17
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the pathways to the clinical integration of hospitals and physicians amid the U.S. federal health reform initiatives. Fraud and abuse laws having the biggest effect on hospital-physician relationships are presented such as the U.S. federal anti-kickback statute and the U.S. federal self-referral law or the Stark law. Pathways that avoid fraud and abuse violations are suggested such as purchasing a physician practice and a Medicare accountable care organization.


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