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Comments due to CMS by September 27 on proposed changes to Stark Law advisory opinion process

Christina Randolph April Kirkley September 5, 2019
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In August 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released proposed changes to its Stark Law advisory opinion process. CMS intends for these proposed changes to reduce limitations and restrictions that may be unnecessarily serving as an obstacle to a more robust advisory opinion process. READ MORE

CMS provides more hints at future Stark Law modifications

March 25, 2019
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After years of provider feedback, CMS has indicated significant changes to the Stark Law could arrive in 2019. The updated regulations will seek to spur care coordination in an era of increasing use of value-based payment models. READ MORE

CMS seeks public comment on potential Stark Law modifications

August 2, 2018
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The broad scope of CMS’s recent Request for Information gives health care providers an opportunity to voice their concerns on a variety of Stark Law provisions, and may demonstrate an interest within the administration to modify the regulations implementing this statute. READ MORE

CMS mandates new Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol form

Milada Goturi April 10, 2017
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new SRDP Forms for use by providers of services and supplies when disclosing actual or potential violations of the Stark Law under the SRDP. READ MORE

Record-breaking FCA settlements underscore importance of Stark Law compliance

Christina Randolph November 3, 2015
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With the continued focus of the government on investigating and prosecuting matters involving compliance with the Stark Law, health care systems entering into compensation arrangements with referring physicians must have robust processes in place to ensure that the compensation arrangements – at the time that they are structured and during the course of the arrangement – don’t run afoul of the Stark Law. READ MORE