In the past four years, the Justice Department has launched several investigations into relationships between physicians and medical device makers. The focus has been on potential conflicts of interest doctors may have in employing devices from companies they are receiving kickbacks from.
Healthcare attorneys say it’s only a matter of time before Hospitals become the subject of the same scrutiny. Regardless of the hospital’s knowledge of conflicts of interest between its staff and device sales companies, the hospitals are still on the hook.
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