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​Beyond STARK: Physicians and the Anti-Kickback Statute

In the last post we discussed the Physician Self-Referral Law or STARK Law. Here, we are talking about the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). This law makes it unlawful to offer, pay, solicit, or receive anything of value to induce or reward referrals or generate federal health care program business. This statute is similar to the STARK Law in that it deals with physician referrals, but has this law has additional elements to prove.

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​Physicians Beware: STARK is Watching

The Physician Self-Referral Law or STARK Law makes it unlawful for a physician to refer a patient to receive “designated health services” payable by Medicare or Medicaid from entities in which they themselves or an immediate family member have a financial interest. We first discuss the elements of the STARK Law, and then we dive into some of the common exceptions available to physicians.

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