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HCC Moves to New Offices!
Health Capital Consultants is pleased to announce our move to new offices as of Friday, September 18, 2009. Our new mailing address is 1143 Olivette Executive Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63132-3205. Our phone, fax, email, and web address remain the same.

PDF Icon Small Iowa's Covenant Medical Center Settles False Claims with DOJ
Iowa�s Covenant Medical Center has entered into a $4.5 million settlement with the DOJ in response to alleged violations of the Stark Law and the False Claims Act. The allegations stemmed from compensation arrangements in which Covenant physicians received three times greater compensation than other referring physicians, failing to meet standards of fair market value and commercial reasonableness. (Read more...)

PDF Icon Small OIG Releases Report on �Incident-to� Services
The OIG report on �incident-to� services revealed that unlicensed and often unqualified non-physicians lawfully bill Medicare for incidental services under current Medicare rules. The OIG made recommendations to CMS in order to ensure the protection of Medicare beneficiaries from unqualified personnel providing care. (Read more...)
PDF Icon Small Recent Developments in Healthcare Reform
Three major proposed bills have emerged under President Obama�s healthcare reform initiative including: America�s Healthy Future Act of 2009; the Affordable Health Choices Act; and America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. This article reports the most up to date information on the content and progress of each bill. (Read more...)

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