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How to Not Buy a Lemon Provider Practice

Here is the scenario: a provider sells a large, and very profitable practice to another provider looking to either establish themselves in an area or grow an existing practice to another location or expanded patient base. The types of law firms we see that analyze the value of a provider for mergers and acquisition include lawyers…

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OIG Files: The Mixing Bowl of Medication

In 2012, the National Council on Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) made a change to the manner in which a compounded medication should be submitted to a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) for reimbursement.  Previously, the requirement was to only list the most expensive ingredient, with reimbursement being made based on that line item.  With the change,…

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Yes, Virginia, OIG Special Agents Carry Firearms

In previous articles, we have discussed some of the general law enforcement related activities that OIG Special Agents conduct; search warrants, arrests, HHS Secretarial Protection assignments and drug diversion investigations.  Even with all of that being said, people still wonder about instances when an OIG Agent might have had to otherwise exercise law enforcement authority. …

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The Role of State Boards of Dentistry (Part 2)

by guest contributor, Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA Previous: The Role of State Boards of Dentistry (Part 1) This article provides another part into the perspective on the role of state boards of dentistry implementing the regulation of the practice of dentistry as a health care profession.  This article continues as a second part to…

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The Role of State Boards of Dentistry

by guest contributor, Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA This article provides an initial perspective on the role of state boards of dentistry, which exist in each state and which regulate the practice of dentistry as a health care profession.  This article begins as a first part to this perspective (1 of 2 part series). Each…

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