|November 25, 2020
CMS Issues Final Revised Rules for Stark Law
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) late last week finalized changes to what is commonly referred to the physician self-referral law, formally known as the “Stark Law.” The unpublished version can be accessed here.
By way of background, the "Stark Law" was enacted in 1989 and "prohibits a physician from making referrals for certain designated health services payable by Medicare to an entity with which he or she (or an immediate family member) has a financial relationship (ownership, investment, or compensation), unless an exception applies," CMS identifies "Designated health services" to include “clinical lab services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, durable medical equipment, home health services, outpatient prescription drugs, and inpatient and outpatient hospital services.”
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