Over the last several years, a difficult issue facing many hospitals has been the increasing reluctance of physicians to provide emergency department on-call coverage without compensation. This is problematic not only from patient care and economic standpoints, but also because payment for on-call services is subject to scrutiny under health care fraud and abuse laws.
Health Care Law
OIG Issues Favorable On-Call Coverage Arrangement Opinion
The Legal Intelligencer
November 27, 2012
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