November 25, 2019 edition

Proposed changes to Stark Law & Anti-Kickback Statute, explained

November 14, 2019

The proposed rules released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in October 2019 include new exceptions and safe harbors, as well as clarifications to the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the civil monetary penalty prohibition against beneficiary inducements.

How to build an efficient vaccination program

November 12, 2019

While vaccination is mostly identified with immunizing children against diseases, providing vaccination services in a clinically and economically efficient way is foundational to the health of all patients and can add to a practice’s income stream.