Practical Tips For Using Signing Bonuses In Physician Compensation Packages


We have recently noticed a distinct upturn in the use of signing bonuses to attract physicians in high-demand specialties and geographic areas.  Apparently, this anecdotal evidence has also been substantiated by statistical evidence, as described in a recent American Medical News article (http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/06/06/bisf0609.htm), which indicated that the majority of physician hires now receive signing bonuses as part of their compensation packages.

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CMS Issued Stark Self-Disclosure Protocol


On September 23, 2010, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a disclosure protocol pertaining to Stark Law self-referrals in accordance with Section 6409 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The purpose of the Medicare self-referral disclosure protocol (SRDP) is to create a mechanism that affords both health care providers and suppliers the opportunity to disclose either real or potential violations of the Stark law. In the event of a violation, a provider's or supplier's submission of this information to CMS may potentially result in a reduction in the amount due for the self-referral violations. For additional information regarding the SRDP, please go to the following website: http://www.cms.gov/PhysicianSelfReferral/65_Self_Referral_Disclosure_Protocol.asp
 
 
 
 

Alert: CMS's Stark Law Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol Raises Tough Decisions for Healthcare Providers


On September 23, 2010, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a disclosure protocol pertaining to Stark Law self-referrals in accordance with Section 6409 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The purpose of the Medicare self-referral disclosure protocol (SRDP) is to create a mechanism that affords both health care providers and suppliers the opportunity to disclose either real or potential violations of the Stark law. In the event of a violation, a provider's or supplier's submission of this information to CMS may potentially result in a reduction in the amount due for the self-referral violations. For additional information regarding the SRDP, please go to the following website: http://www.cms.gov/PhysicianSelfReferral/65_Self_Referral_Disclosure_Protocol.asp

 
 
 
 
 

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