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Stark Law Blanket Waivers during COVID

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) identified 18 waivers to Stark Law’s prohibition against self-referrals. The waivers are based on the form of remuneration and the type of financial [...]

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5 Key Stark and Anti-Kickback Legal Rules You’ll Want to Know

While federal Stark and anti-kickback laws, and state law equivalents (often known as “mini-Stark” and “fee-splitting prohibitions”) are very complex, there 5 key legal rules you’ll want to know. [...]

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What Medical Practices Should Know about the Stark Law

The Stark Law is named after California U.S. Congressman, Peter Stark. It seeks to regulate how physicians refer Medicare and Medicaid patients. The law is part of the Omnibus Budget [...]

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How to Handle Stark and Anti-Kickback Legal Barriers When Physicians Invest in an MSO

This is a story about how Harry, a healthcare entrepreneur, worked through a proposed arrangement that was raising Stark and Anti-Kickback issues.

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Should physicians, chiropractors, and other healthcare practitioners worry when they offer coupons for discounts to patients?

Naturally, like any other business model, augmenting one’s clientele may be a priority for medical and other healthcare practitioners. Is it legal to offer coupons and discounts?

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Does Healthcare Law Favor or Smash Integrated Healthcare Practices Between Medical Doctors and Chiropractors?

Many aspects of healthcare are now becoming integrated. Medical practices that used to specialize are now trying to broaden their services by contracting with other medical providers who provide [...]

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Is Buying a Medical Spa a Smart Move for a Medical Doctor?

You’re a licensed medical doctor, happy in your aesthetic medicine or plastic surgery practice, and you’re working part-time with a medical spa in a way that is increasing your income without [...]

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Should physicians, chiropractors, and other healthcare practitioners worry when they offer coupons for discounts to patients?

Naturally, like any other business model, augmenting one’s clientele may be a priority for medical and other healthcare practitioners. Is it legal to offer coupons and discounts?

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Is it fee-splitting for medical doctors to share revenues with non-medical business owners?

"I provide medical (or acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathic, massage) services on an hourly basis and get paid a percentage of revenues in return.” Is that fee-splitting?