Dept. of Justice scrutiny of physician-owned distributorships: Implications for physician investors

In a development that many predicted, federal authorities recently initiated what is likely to be the first of many investigations into a physician-owned distributorship (POD). PODs sell devices for use in procedures at hospitals and ASCs, and many focus on implantable devices, including orthopedic and cardiac devices. A POD’s physician-owners or investors typically perform procedures using devices sold by the POD to a limited number of hospitals or surgical facilities. The medical community has seen a rapid growth in PODs during the past several years, and these entities are reportedly (Read more...)

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