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September 2015 Archives

Nurses facing disciplinary matters need a legal advocate

Nurses have one of the most difficult jobs on the planet. They selflessly care for the sick and injured, working long hours with few breaks or down time. The profession is made even more difficult when a nurse faces a Texas Board of Nursing (BON) disciplinary proceeding, which can threaten the nurse's license and livelihood.

The OIG and Physician Compensation

Physicians who enter into compensation arrangements commonly known as Medical Director Agreements must ensure that those arrangements reflect fair market value for bona fide services the physicians actually provide. Although many compensation arrangements are legitimate, a compensation arrangement may violate the anti-kickback statute if even one purpose of the arrangement is to compensate a physician for his or her past or future referrals of Federal health care program business.

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