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An interview with Scott Becker

In this exclusive interview, Scott Becker recommends eight ways health leaders can assess potential legal risks that could emerge from forming a new value-based relationship.

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Mr. Becker is a partner at the Chicago law firm of McGuireWoods and publisher of Becker's Hospital Review.


Early due diligence


Can your partner share data safely?

  • According to a new survey, 57 percent of health plan executives feel physicians do not have the tools to succeed under value-based care.
  • In 2018 alone, there were more than 351 data breaches impacting 13,020,821 records.

Are they committed to compliance?

  • Violations of the Stark Law — even when accidental — can run into the tens of millions of dollars and some payouts have been in the hundreds of millions.
  • In 2018, HHS collected a record $28.7 million from providers and payers for HIPAA violations.

Is your partner's claims process clean?

  • The federal government collected $2.5 billion in False Claims Act settlements from the health industry in 2018.
  • $31.6 billion was lost in 2018 due to coding mistakes, double billing, upcoding and insufficient documentation.

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