Hospitals and physicians need to be careful about following the rules when they make agreements together. If they don’t follow the rules from the government or from the medical board, they might get in trouble. They could have to pay money as a punishment or even lose their license to be a doctor.
Our healthcare lawyers who know a lot about following the rules can help. They will look at the contracts between hospitals and doctors before they sign them to make sure everything is okay. We can make changes to the contracts so that they follow all the rules. We also give advice to doctors if they run into problems because they didn’t follow the laws or the contract.
There are a lot of things we check for in these contracts. These laws are there to make sure doctors put their patients’ health first, not their own financial gain. Laws are important, when doctors or hospitals want to get money from the government, like Medicare and Medicaid, for the healthcare they give to people.
Dike Law Group makes sure that doctors, don’t refer patients to a healthcare facility if the doctor or their family will make money from it. Therefore a doctor can’t send patients to a diagnostic center or a special health center if they or their family will make money from those places.
The AKS (Anti-Kickback Statute) is a special rule to make sure doctors don’t send patients to a place because they got something in return, like money, vacations, or other special stuff. For instance, a doctor can’t recommend certain medications because a pharmaceutical company paid them to do so.
We also look at other compliance laws like the False Claims Act and the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. The False Claims Act is about stopping dishonest or fraudulent medical bill submissions to the government. The Civil Monetary Penalties Law is there to prevent abuse involving Medicare and Medicaid.
There is also state corporate practice of medicine laws that we need to consider. These laws make sure medical practices are separate from making profits. A doctor can’t send patients to a diagnostic center or a special health center if they or their family will make money from those places.
Making sure all these rules are followed is essential for doctors and hospitals to provide quality healthcare while staying on the right side of the law. At Dike Law Group, we have experienced attorney’s that can assist with any healthcare contract. Schedule a meeting at dorismeet.com