What Is...Stark Law?
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Learn how to analyze and advise on Stark Law issues. The Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the "Stark Law", prohibits a physician from referring Medicare patients for certain services defined as designated health services ("DHS"), to an entity with which the physician or an immediate family member of the physician has a direct or indirect "financial relationship." What is Stark Law? presents a general overview and discussion of the Stark Law. Topics include: -An overview of the statute itself -Regulations, specifically the regulatory exceptions, and the terms of the exceptions -The source of interpretations of the Stark Law, including key cases and advisory opinions -An overview of enforcement mechanisms and consequences for violations of Stark -A list of resources to further assist attorneys as they research and analyze Stark issues This book is a must have for any individual working with healthcare entities needing a general introduction to the statute and regulations governing financial relationships between healthcare entities.