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The bankruptcy trustee for Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) is bringing actions in federal bankruptcy court in Richmond, Virginia, against over a thousand medical practices, clinics and hospitals (the Providers) all over the country, in an effort to recover alleged kickbacks paid to the Providers by HDL, in the form of processing and handling fees for specimens collected by the Providers and sent to HDL for testing.  Read More ›

THE BETTER CARE RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2017 -- A FIRST LOOK

Thursday’s Senate “Discussion Draft” of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) is the first public indication of the Senate Republican’s plans for health care reform. Read More ›

In the April, 2017 issue of Compliance Today, HLB attorneys Charles Oppenhiem and Amy Joseph examine the potential Stark issues  raised when  a hospital-employed nurse practitioners perform part of  a physician's duties.  Read More ›

The past year has seen a number of developments in the ongoing national dialogue about whether out-of-network providers are obligated to collect patient co-payment, co-insurance and deductible amounts (patient responsibility), and what the consequences might or might not be for providers who do not do so. Read More ›

The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to investigate and prosecute allegations of kickbacks involving health care professionals. Read More ›

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