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Self-Referral: GAO Study & Legislation
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) documenting millions of dollars in wasteful health care spending by physicians who self-refer anatomic pathology services, and CAP called on Congress to take immediate action outlawing this business practice.
New CBO Estimate: $3.4 Billion Savings for Closing Self-Referral Loophole
A new congressional budget estimate that now includes anatomic pathology services for closing the physician self-referral loophole in the Medicare program has nearly doubled compared to a 2013 projection.
Negative OIG Opinion Issued on EHR Interface Arrangement
The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General concluded an arrangement that required a laboratory company to pay an electronic health record vendor a fee for each test set a referring practice ordered could potentially violate the anti-kickback statute.
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