Posts Tagged ‘healthcare costs’

Serious Fraudulent billing in Texas. Don’t do this.

As a physician you have taken an oath to serve your patients to the best of your ability. In the environment of healthcare it is very easy to commit fraud, whether it be intentional or unintentional, it happens. One way to make sure that you land on the radar for an audit is to just…

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Healthcare rumblings with Stark law and how it can impact you.

Let’s delve into Stark law and how it impacts the delivery of healthcare. Stark Law is a set of United States federal laws that prohibit physician self-referral, specifically a referral by a physician of a Medicare or Medicaid patient to an entity providing designated health services (“DHS”) if the physician (or an immediate family member) has a financial relationship with that entity. This weeks article…

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Feds claim chiropractor brothers bilked patients out of $80M

$80 Million dollars out of one chiropractic practice. If that does not raise red flags. We are not sure what does. It certainly taints the chiropractic profession but can be found in other healthcare professions. This article comes to us via the New York Post by Kaja Whitehouse, “Feds claim chiropractor brothers bilked patients out…

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Most favored nations in healthcare


What is a most favored nations clause and why is it relevant to healthcare? Put simply it means that the insurer is getting the best price that the doctor is willing to give. How do many people violate this? Cash discounts. Lets look into the details straight from Evan Sznol’s Issue Brief: Most Favored Nation…

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Healthcare lab sued for $84 million in fraud case.

HDL labs is being accused of fraud to the tune of $84 million dollars by Cigna healthcare. Healthcare fraud comes with a hefty bill for any healthcare organisation but lets get some nice excerpts out of the article, “HDL sued for $84 million, accused of fraud” by Burl Rolett for Cigna, a Connecticut-based insurer,…

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What makes healthcare so expensive?

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Healthcare is expensive. I think we can all agree with that statement. Lets take a look at this excerpt from a Washington post letter to the editor, “The real villians in the health-care cost crisis” resonates with you as a doctor. Once again, doctors and hospitals are called the bad guys in the discussion regarding the…

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