Under the company model, referring physicians, who typically also own the facility where surgical procedures are performed, form a separate anesthesia company in order to share in anesthesia revenue.
ASA has serious concerns about the impact of the company model, and variations of that arrangement, on anesthesiologists, the patients they serve, and the integrity and fiscal soundness of Federal health care programs. ASA has consistently advocated against company model arrangements.
ASA Urges Issuance of Federal Fraud Alert on the 'Company Model' (February 26, 2014)
Review HHS-OIG Advisory Opinion No. 13-15 (November 12, 2013)
ASA Requests Information on Company Model Arrangements (October 29, 2013)
Review ASA's formal comments to HHS-OIG Inspector General Levinson dated February 26, 2013.
Review the HHS-OIG Notice (February 26, 2013).
Review ASA's formal communication to Inspector General Levinson dated February 27, 2012.
Review the updated Company Model FAQ (August 20, 2012).
Review the HHS-OIG Advisory Opinion (June 1, 2012)