No hospital or health care facility can afford the disastrous results of a contract gone wrong. Hospital Contracts Manual provides practical, authoritative guidance so you can eliminate the possibility of unexpected and undesirable contractual results. Virtually every contractual issue that health care facilities face is covered in detail, including:
Managed care contracts
Fraud and abuse compliance
And so much more!
With Hospital Contracts Manual, you'll learn what contract will best meet your hospital's goals, what should be included in a particular contract, the implications of specific clauses and phrases, and how to ensure that your facility's interests are fully protected.
Specifically, Hospital Contracts Manual
Leads you step-by-step to contracts that meet your hospital's objectives and minimize your risk
Explains and weighs pros and cons of the most common agreements in each contract area
Offers a comprehensive library of proven sample agreements, checklists, forms, clauses, and provisions
Is written in user-friendly language, without confusing "legalese"
And much more!
Hospital Contracts Manual has been updated to include:
Discussion of Medicare Part D and changes made to it by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Discussion of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
Discussion of ACOs and the self-referral prohibition
Discussion of ACOs and the antikickback statute
Discussion of ACOs and the gain-sharing prohibition
New section on Medicare regulation of the formation of integrated delivery systems, including PSOs and ACOs
New sections on the special antitrust enforcement approach for ACOs
New sections on tax-exempt organizations participating in ACOs
Discussion of advisory opinions involving ACOs
Discussion of the HITECH Act as it relates to disclosure of HER and the May 2011 proposed rule