As previously discussed here and on our Health Industry Washington Watch blog here the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released final regulations under the physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law. The provisions of the final rule are effective on January 1, 2016, except for certain changes on calculating ownership percentages for physician-owned hospitals, which are effective January 1, 2017.

For more information on CMS’ changes to the Stark Law, and the implications of those changes for providers seeking to ensure compliance, read the full American Health Lawyers Association Weekly article “CMS Publishes Final Stark Law Regulations” written by Karl Thallner and Nicole Aiken.