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: 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…

NY Times gets it wrong: You can bill for counselling patients about end of life or anything else

September 17, 2014

On Aug. 30, the New York Times featured an article entitled “Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground” that asserts that “Medicare may begin…

CMS release of physician data illustrate challenges of health care

April 21, 2014

In early April, CMS released data on the reimbursement Medicare paid to individual physicians. The data and its release provide a great illustration of one of the…

Do your corporate documents protect you?

February 25, 2014

During the last couple of years I have seen a significant uptick in disputes within physician groups. In many of the disputes, a departing physician expects to receive…

Make sure you read payer contracts slowly and carefully

February 4, 2014

When I was a young lawyer, it was common for medical groups to send proposed payer contracts for review. Now, it is more common for groups to sign the contracts with…