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Government Advocacy

The Hill doesn’t have to be a climb if you can go straight to the facts.

Engage with a team that advocates on your behalf and translates complex regulations into focused updates on the latest health issues from Washington.

Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria Program

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) established the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) reporting program. 

Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law

Stark law is one of numerous fraud and abuse laws that apply to physicians and limits the type of business relationships into which physicians can enter.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The law requires the Secretary of HHS to adopt national standards for identifiers, transactions, claims attachments, health data privacy and security and medical records.

Anti-kickback Law

A criminal law that prohibits the knowing and willful payment of remuneration to induce patient referrals or generate business.

Medicare Audits and Appeals

Learn about Medicare audits and appeals, find resources, advocacy efforts and sample RAC letters.

Physician Open Payments Program ("Sunshine Act")

A program intended to highlight the financial relationships between physicians, teaching hospitals and drug and device manufacturers.

Americans with Disabilities Act/Limited English Proficiency

Resources and tools regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and treating patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).

ACA Section 1557

Section 1557 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in health programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

News & Insights

Stay updated about the most pressing healthcare topics affecting medical group practices. 

Resources

Review the resources created by the Government Affairs team to help you stay informed on Federal compliance. 

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