law and legislation

What Does the Sunshine Act Mean by “Compensation”?

October 16, 2013
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With the Physician Payment Sunshine Act causing ripples throughout the healthcare industry with its demands for greater disclosure and transparency, it helps to understand what the law means by “compensation,” at least the type of compensation the federal government wants disclosed. According to Greg Freeman at HealthLeaders Media, “It includes cash, cash equivalent, in-kind items […]

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What You Need to Know about the Sunshine Act and Physician Transparency

October 14, 2013
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A frequent topic of discussion in our conversations with healthcare executives involves their efforts at becoming more transparent and accountable not just to the government, but also to their local community. Of course, the Affordable Care Act has made accountability and transparency a priority for hospitals and physician practices. In fact, the intention of ACA […]

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One Major Administrative Hassle Many Hospitals Will Have to Deal with Thanks to HIEs

October 4, 2013
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With the health insurance exchanges finally going live this week, some of the kinks in the system have been exposed, but the fundamental principle of the HIE remains in place: creating a marketplace in which people can shop for the best and most affordable insurance plan for them. Sounds good. Sound great. But what about […]

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Update: Physician Extenders Lobby to be Credentialed within Insurer Networks

September 17, 2013
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As we covered previously on this site, nurse practitioners recently lost a significant legislative fight in California over the expansion of their authority and responsibilities as medical professionals. But this defeat, not to mention the beleaguered battles being fought elsewhere in the country, has only motivated NPs to refocus their efforts. Now, Julie Appleby for […]

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