Although high profile cases alleging Stark law violations continue, at the same time CMS is signalling indicating providers through its latest rules that there may be greater common sense and regulatory flexibility starting in 2016. Despite these changes, providers cannot let down their guard as to federal self-referral law compliance and cannot ignore comparable state law requirements which are unaffected by the new changes.
Among the changes are new standards applicable to contracts and leases. The modifications allow contract term lengths to be different than 12 months under certain circumstances. Further, lapses in contract renewals or amendments may no longer be fatal problems if the new rules’ requirements are followed. Additional critical modifications clarify when timeshare or short term leases are permissible, as earlier pronouncements indicated these to be problematic under the Stark law. The new rules also address how both physician and non-physician professional recruitment arrangements need to be structured to avoid regulatory problems.
CMS has indicated that other Stark law exceptions may also be modified in the near future. In this program, expert speaker Wayne J. Miller, Esq. will discuss the highlights of the new rule and other changes that may be on the horizon. He will also address how providers should respond to these changes and how they may impact prior and current Stark law cases.
New Changes at a Glance:
With CMS indicating that other Stark law exceptions may also be modified in the near future, stay updated on your compliance responsibilities with our expert in this session.
Who should attend
Hospitals, Physicians, Practice Managers, Medical Groups, Health Care Consultants and Medical Practice and Facility Executives
Wayne J. Miller, Esq., is a founding partner of the Compliance Law Group, Los Angeles, a law firm focused on health care industry legal compliance for clients nationwide. Wayne has practiced healthcare business and regulatory law throughout his 30-year career. His firm represents a wide range of healthcare industry clients throughout the nation. He is a frequent speaker for The Coding Institute national teleconferences on healthcare reimbursement, transactional and regulatory...
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