Justice Department sues urologist for alleged kickbacks & 4 other must-read articles

Five of the most read articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:

1. The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against an Orlando-based urologist and the outpatient surgery center where he performed procedures over alleged anti-kickback violations.  

2. Physician networking site Doximity released its 2019 physician compensation report comparing average salary differences among specialties, as well as how salaries have changed at different practice settings. 

3. The Physician Care Surgery Center in Royersford (Pa.) is scheduled to open late this year or early 2020. Read more here. 

4. Starting Jan. 1, CMS will implement new appropriate-use criteria for advanced diagnostic imaging services provided in ASCs, physician offices and other applicable settings. 

5. Ameet Goyal, MD, was arrested Nov. 22, for his alleged role in defrauding the federal government of more than $8 million by falsely billing for procedures he never performed, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

 

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