Over the last several years, there has been a noted proliferation in the growth of physician-owned distributors (“PODs”). Along with this growth has come increased scrutiny and speculation as to the legality of PODs, with highly vocal critics and proponents on both sides of the debate. In fact, the Office of the Inspector General’s (“OIG”) 2013 Work Plan noted that the OIG planned to examine PODs in connection with reports of high utilization of spinal implants by hospitals associated with PODs.
- CMS Proposed Rules for Immediate Jeopardy Situations for Providers Other than SNFs and NFs
- OIG Issues Report Finding Inconsistencies in Medicare Billing for Hospice Inpatient Stays
- Webcast on ACA and “Smart Workforce Strategies”
- HRSA Announces Merger of NPDB and HIPDB
- OIG Publishes Special Fraud Alert regarding Physician-Owned Distributors (“PODs”) – Describes PODs as “Inherently Suspect”
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