Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final regulations under the physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law. We previously discussed the topic here, on our Health Industry Washington Watch blog here and in a American Health Lawyers Association Weekly article “CMS Publishes Final Stark Law Regulations” written by Karl Thallner and Nicole Aiken. Medicare has revamped some requirements of the Stark Law through its 2016 fee schedule and created new exceptions for compensation arrangements under the statue. Many of the changes that were made make it easier to recruit nonphysician employees, share rental space, and operate on expired contracts without fear of violating law.
But what should you know about the Stark Law modifications? Reed Smith LSHI attorney Karl Thallner discusses the changes to the Stark Law in the Family Practice News article “Stark Law: More Flexibility Starting in 2016” here.