October 1, 2008

Is gainsharing starting to gain ground?

By: OR Manager

For the first time, the government has issued a favorable ruling on a spinalfusion surgery gainsharing arrangement between a hospital and physicians. In the ruling, issued July 31, the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) explains why it won't impose sanctions for the arrangement, which could potentially violate the law. The ruling was the 11th on gainsharing for Goodroe Healthcare Solutions, a unit of VHA, Inc. The other opinions have been in cardiovascular and anesthesia services.

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