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The Long Arm of the Law – Healthcare Fraud and the Travel Act

and William G. Kaufmann, Jr., JD/MBA | Published 08/15/2019
The Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and False Claims Act have been the primary enforcement tools used by federal prosecutors to curb healthcare fraud in the hospital sector.  These regulations have been used to focus [...]

Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 ("EKRA") and Marketing Arrangements

August 09, 2019 Daniel Levin, CFA
Authors: Daniel I. Levin, CFA | Published: 8/9/2019
In an effort to combat the opioid crisis, Congress enacted the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (“SUPPORT Act”).  The SUPPORT Act is comprised of more than 70 bills intended to promote recovery and treatment [...]

Appraising Linear Accelerators

Authors: Jeffrey Doyle, ASA & Kirsten Hodges | Published: 7/23/2019
A Linear Accelerator (“Linac”) is a technically advanced medical device/system that is utilized in radiation oncology.  A Linac customizes high energy x-rays/electrons to conform to a tumors shape to destroy cancerous tissue, while preserving the surrounding tissue. [...]

Market Value Should be “Defendable,” Not “Fair,” Experts Say

June 10, 2019 CenterWatch Weekly

By: Brandon May | Featuring Andrea Ferrari, JD, MPH, Partner - HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. | May 27, 2019

Published in CenterWatch Weekly

Establishing a fair market value for a clinical trial that both sponsors and sites can agree on often is easier said than done. There is little or no consensus on the “fair” price to be paid for clinical [...]


The Role of Valuation Firms in the Self-Disclosure Process

Author: Barbara Landy, MBA, MHS, FACHE | Published: 04/17/2019

Occasionally, healthcare entities may have the need to perform a review of their compensation arrangements with healthcare providers, which may surface compliance concerns about such arrangements.  Healthcare entities facing possible self-disclosure of violations under various [...]


Special Fair Market Value (FMV) Considerations for International Physicians

April 02, 2019 Erica Jacobovits, JD

Author: Erica Jacobovits, JD | Published: 04/02/2019

It is a well-documented threat that the United States is currently facing a shortage of physicians, a trend which is expected to exacerbate in the near future.  According to one study conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the U.S. will face a shortage of as many as [...]

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