David Winker on “Offshoring” and the health care industry

Florida Medical Business published an article by David Winker on recent clarifications to Medicare policy concerning payment for medical servicesperformed outside of the United States. In the article, Mr.Winker outlined the controversy surrounding the “offshoring” of health care services and discussed the federal government’s policy concerning non-payment for services performed outside of the United States. Despite pressure from certain segments of the health care industry, the federal government recently reiterated its position that Medicare reimbursement would not be available for such services. Mr. Winker cautioned Medicare providers to carefully review their arrangements with health care and other service providers that outsource outside of the United States in order to ensure compliance with this Medicare policy.