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Medicine & the Law

Oversight of ambulatory surgical procedures

With the growth in the types and numbers of ambulatory care procedures that can be performed without an inpatient admission, so too have arisen a number of questions about the regulatory oversight imposed when such procedures--particularly those that might be classified as surgical procedures--are performed

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Renegotiating employment relationships

As physician practice contracts come up for renewal, health systems are being selective in offering renewals to those practices and physicians that they believe are most advantageous to retain as employees and seeking to part company with the less profitable practices on good terms.

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HHS relaxes Medicare 'incident to' rules

The Final Rule clarifies certain incident to billing requirements and recognizes that auxiliary personnel providing an incident to benefit may be an employee, leased employee, or independent contractor and may provide services incident to the services of physicians who employ or contract with them or who are employees or independent contractors of the same entity.

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OSHA’s new bloodborne pathogen regs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been busy issuing regulations, compliance directives and guidance surrounding two separate issues: new requirements aimed at preventing needlestick injuries and revised regulations dealing with recordkeeping of workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA's latest compliance directive clarifies how these separate initiatives will interact, and physicians in private practice will be substantially affected.

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