Kicking Off Another Big Year of Change

By Roland A. Rhynus, CRA, FAHRA

September 2010 — In my first President’s Post, I’d like to reiterate my acceptance comments during the installation of officers at the 2010 Annual Meeting Closing Luncheon. I am humbled and honored to accept this position and to fulfill this task. I will utilize my best efforts to meet the expectations of the membership and Board of Directors.

The New Face of Physician Compliance Programs: Physicians Must Manage New Stark Law Risks under the Health Care Reform Act

By Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Carey F. Kalmowitz, Esq.

September 2010–There are a number of provisions contained in the healthcare reform legislation that strongly urge healthcare providers/suppliers to take a proactive approach to compliance with the Federal Stark Law. All healthcare providers should begin implementing steps to revisit their existing compliance programs to ensure that areas of potential risks under Stark are evaluated, incorporated, and factored into such programs.