Takeaways From OIG's Recent Opinion On Co-Management

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 1:07 PM EST) -- A rural hospital’s contractual arrangement to pay a performance bonus with a significant "gainsharing" feature to a cardiology group for assistance with implementation of certain cost-savings and quality measures will not result in sanctions, according to a recent advisory opinion posted Jan. 7, 2013 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General.

What Was the Arrangement?

The rural hospital that requested the opinion from the OIG entered into the arrangement with a cardiology group for provision of various co-management and other services...
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