Get It In Writing Or Pay The Consequences

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 4:19 PM EST) -- How would you feel if the sale of your hospital system was dependent on reaching an acceptable settlement with the federal government? What if the underlying problems were preventable through a few simple and business-savvy actions? This situation was one that executives of Detroit Medical Center (DMC) recently faced and can provide several important lessons to other health care providers.

What Happened at DMC?

Over time, DMC had entered into various financial relationships with referring physicians that ultimately proved to be a source of liability because...
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