Providers, Device Firms Disagree On ACO Fraud And Abuse Protections
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Executive SummaryWhen it comes to waiving fraud and abuse laws for accountable care organizations, health care providers and device companies are on distinctly opposite sides of the fence.
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