Fair market value rules must be respected to mitigate kickback issues

Hospitals and other health care entities relying on the "fair market value" safe harbor to federal anti-kickback rules must satisfy FMV requirements or risk enforcement action.

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How many people does it take to form an LLC?

No, this not a lawyer light bulb joke.  Some people really want to know how many persons it takes to form an LLC.

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Weight loss products raise legal issues

As with HCG and other weight loss products in the U.S., weight loss products become the focus of regulation in the Gulf region.

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FDA given medical device advice by the Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine has curbed enthusiasm for the FDA's medical device approval process.

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Colorful Birds

Last night I had a dream about colorful birds.

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The Joy of vegetables

"Don't vegetables feel pain when they're eaten?" This is one of those questions people who eat meat sometimes ask vegetarians.

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Licensure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners

The American Medical Association (AMA) published an article on licensing of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in Virtual Mentor.

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Accountable Care Organizations to Include Complementary Medicine

Accountable care organizations (ACO) could include complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

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Spiritual care lowers depression, study finds

A study spearheaded by a colleague of mine, Sara Warber MD at University of Michigan medical school, finds that drumming, guided imagery and other techniques helps heart patients.

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Non-licensed intuitive healer in legal trouble for spinal manipulation

An 'intuitive healer' who did not have a chiropractic or acupuncture license is in legal trouble for performing spinal manipulation and other techniques on a patient.

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