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Todd Rodriguez of Fox Rothschild runs the Physician Law Blog with insight and expertise, making the blog a valuable and unique resource both for physicians and legal professionals. Todd is a partner in the Health Law Group of the Firm, resident in the Chester County office. He regularly advises clients on complex fraud and abuse compliance and regulatory issues, contract negotiations and drafting, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy issues, reimbursement, and corporate and employment issues.
I have been speaking with physicians for years about the importance of developing effective fraud and abuse compliance programs in their practices and I often still get the same response: The government is only interested in the big fish like pharmaceutical manufacturers and...
In June of 2011, I reported on this blog about a software program being launched by the federal Department of Health and Human Services to use a technology called predictive modeling to identify fraudulent and abusive billing practices on a prepayment basis. The program, known as the Fraud...
Well, another interesting article this week regarding the exodus of physicians from private practice. This time, it's the Philadelphia Inquirer reporting on "Why Heart Doctors are Leaving Private Practice" Only time will tell if this a merely a fad or a real change in the way...
Most medical practices in Pennsylvania are aware that Pennsylvania imposes a sales and use tax on various items and services purchased by medical practices. However, physicians are not always clear on exactly the items and services to which the tax applies. For example, the tax applies...
There's an interesting piece in the Miami Herald today regarding hospitals once again acquiring physician practices. The article raises some good questions regarding the motivations underlying this growing (recurring) trend and suggests that it might be more about control than preparing for a...