David M. Glaser, JD, is a health care attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. He focuses his blog on health care legal issues and policy-related health topics, ranging from how to operate ancillary services to methods for shaping the health care reform debate.

BLOG: Tools you can use in medical necessity denials

April 11, 2018

It is relatively common to face medical necessity denials. A recent case offers lessons about challenging a Medicare contractor when it asserts your care is not…

BLOG: Salary, call pay and other surveys can be misleading

March 23, 2018

Whenever you enter a financial relationship with a hospital, the hospital is likely to rely on survey data to verify that the relationship is at fair market value. While…

BLOG: Gainsharing/co-management is a great opportunity for physicians, hospitals

October 17, 2017

As a physician, you have a unique ability to make the delivery of health care more efficient and save hospitals money, which ultimately has the effect of lowering health…

BLOG: Lessons learned from the Utah nurse arrest

September 20, 2017

The recent arrest of a courageous nurse at the University of Utah as she refused to allow a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant…

BLOG: An important notice you may be missing

March 1, 2017

If your clinic has an MRI or you are a hospital-employed and production-based orthopedic surgeon, then read this.  Physicians who own an MRI (or CT or positron

BLOG: Accepting outside imaging referrals, choosing counsel wisely

February 16, 2017

Choosing the right lawyer can matter. At a recent speech, I mentioned that clinics can accept referrals from outside physicians to have scans performed on the MRI or…

BLOG: The comprehensive care joint replacement model: Why you should care

April 20, 2016

At the start of the month, Medicare launched a new mechanism for reimbursement of lower extremity joint replacement in 67 metropolitan areas across the United States…

Counsel’s review a consultant’s report is a sound risk management strategy

May 7, 2015

If you hire a consultant to review your practice and the consultant finds a legal issue, then can the government demand a copy of the consultant’s report? The…

Hiring a good lawyer is instrumental in helping you make wise choices

February 13, 2015

Choosing the right lawyer can make a big difference to the success of your practice. A good lawyer will not only help you do things other practices avoid because of a…

Important lessons can be learned from recent physician-owned distributorship complaint

December 5, 2014

The government recently filed a False Claims Act case in California against several physicians who operated a physician-owned distributorship. Even if you would never…