Tag Archives: Health Law

About Medicare, Medicaid, Regulatory

The United States spends about $2.6 trillion annually on health care (17.5 percent of GDP) and with the reform initiatives under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of Americans covered and the amount spent will grow dramatically, potentially leading to even greater fraud, waste and abuse in the system. In 2013, the U.S. Department…
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Stark Legislation

Stark Legislation Provisions included by Congress Congress included a provision in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (OBRA 1989) which barred self-referrals for clinical laboratory services under the Medicare program, effective January 1, 1992. This provision is known as "Stark I". The law included a series of exceptions to the ban in order to…
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Understanding Litigation

Understanding Litigation Litigation involves a series of steps that may lead to a court trial An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute. When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process…
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