11 Key Concepts from the Stark Law

March 4, 2009

The Stark Law prohibits physicians from ordering designated health services (DHS) for Medicare patients from entities with which the physician, or a family member, has a financial relationship unless an exception applies. This article reviews 11 key concepts under the Stark Law, in the context of changes to the Stark Law made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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