Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'stark'

Westchester Medical Center Settles Anti-Kickback and Stark Claims for $18+ Million

Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the settlement Thursday by way of a press release. Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in...

AHLA Publishes Stark White Paper

The American Health Lawyers Association, Public Interest Committee has published a new white paper: A Public Policy Discussion: Taking the Measure of the Stark Law. The Committee sponsored a Convener Session earlier this year to provide a forum for discussing...

Stark IV Regulations

The 2009 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule published on August 19, 2008 (pp. 48688-48745) makes some significant changes to the Stark regulations. A previous post discussed the changes to the stand-in-the-shoes regulations. This post discusses the new provisions...

Changes in Stark Regulations: Stand in the Shoes

The 2009 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule published on August 19, 2008 (pp. 48688-48745) makes some significant changes to the Stark regulations. I will be discussing these changes in this and later posts. CMS has narrowed the “stand...

OIG Issues Advisory Opinion on Physician Investment in an ASC

The OIG posted a new advisory opinion regarding investment in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) by surgeons and a hospital corporation. The proposed 70/30 physician/hospital joint venture does not meet the ASC safe harbor because ((1) the surgeons are investing...

Stark II, Phase III, Rev. 2

CMS is proposing significant changes to the Stark II, Phase III rules that were promulgated last September. The changes are contained in the 2009 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule that was published in the April 30, 2008 Federal Register....

Stark III Regulations

CMS published the long-awaited Phase III Stark regulations on September 5, 2007.Here are some of the highlights of the Stark III regulations:: - CMS eliminated the fair market value safe harbor in the definition of fair market value. Commentators objected...

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