Is Medicaid really broke? If not, who is making money where Managed Care is involved? According to this, not the providers. Is this ignored so that attention is focused on allegations of fraud by providers?
In August 2010, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (“AAPS”) filed an amended complaint asking the court to vacate HHS regulations requiring non-Medicare providers to enroll with Medicare, to appear in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (“PECOS”), or to obtain a National Provider Identifier (“NPI”). A copy of AAPS’ full amended complaint is available here. AAPS argues [...]
On December 2, 1010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled against the Texas Medical Board (“TMB”), remanding a suit brought by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeon (“AAPS”) and allowing the case to proceed. The AAPS complaint accused the TMB of the following: manipulation of anonymous complaints; conflicts of interest; violation of due process; [...]
Heroic civil liberties lawyer, Harvey Silverglate writes about the war on physicians who attempt to alleviate the chronic pain of their patients. I just started reading his new book, Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, and will be writing more about that. In the meantime, read this column. Not only are [...]
This is Garlo Ward’s second podcast. It now has a name, Law, Health & Liberty. Click on the title to see the podcast. I chose this name because I see my firm’s job as protecting the liberty interests of health providers against the actions of government which undermine your ability to serve patients, consumers and [...]
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has filed suit on behalf of its members against the Texas Medical Board. Go here to see the allegations.