Federal health officials have issued a rare warning about doctors’ ownership of shares in medical device companies that allow them to profit from performing surgeries with those products.
The inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services issued a fraud alert Tuesday that called the practice “inherently suspect” and said it may violate anti-kickback laws. (Read More)
Why would anyone want to go to all of the cost and trouble to become a doctor anymore? They can’t make any money treating Medicare and Medicaid patients, and now the government is making sure they aren’t going to find any other ways to supplement their income.