The Stark Law

The Stark Law

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Stark Law, Second Edition: A User's Guide to Achieving Compliance Penalties for violations can include $15, 000 per claim--and you can be fined for even unintentional violations. Further consequences involve potential exclusion from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs.It's tough to simplify a complex rule. Here's help. You will be well equipped to protect your organization from the severe consequences of Stark Law violations with the practical analytical tools and explanations provided in qStark Law: A User's Guide to Achieving Compliance, Second Edition. q This updated version of HCPro's Stark Law best seller, first published in 2005--and now co-authored by former CMS Stark Law regulator, Lisa Ohrin--helps health care providers, practitioners, suppliers, and other affected members of the health care industry understand the many recent changes in the Stark Law. It explains each provision of the rule and its practical effect for compliance professionals.There are no compliance shortcuts Since issuing its long-awaited Stark II, Phase III Regulations, CMS proposed and finalized a host of additional regulations, notices, and clarifications, including a major final rulemaking in August 2008. The number and speed of these changes add yet another layer to the already complex web of rules and regulations governing Stark Law compliance. Your copy of qStark Law: A User's Guide to Achieving Compliance, Second Edition, q delivers: A thorough explanation of how the 2007 and 2008 regulations impact the Law as a whole, as well as your organization Access to a comprehensive outline of the entire Law in one location, from the initial proposed regulations through the most recent updates Scores of easy-to-understand case studies, which illustrate the application of the Law A searchable CD-ROM to help you find specific citations Take a look at the Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Background and Analytical Framework Chapter 2: Definitions Chapter 3: Designated Health Services Chapter 4: Referrals Chapter 5: Financial Relationships Chapter 6: All-Purpose Exceptions Chapter 7: Ownership Interest Exceptions Chapter 8: Direct Compensation Exception Chapter 9: Indirect Compensation Arrangements Exception Chapter 10: Exceptions for Physician Recruitment and Retention Payments in Underserved Areas Chapter 11: Period of Disallowance, Temporary Noncompliance, and Technical Noncompliance Chapter 12: Sanctions, Collateral Consequences, and Reporting Requirements Chapter 13: Advisory Opinions With such high stakes, your organization needs qStark Law: A User's Guide to Achieving Compliance, Second Edition, q to remain on top of the recent amendments to the Law.

Title:The Stark Law
Author:Ramy Fayed, Christopher G. Janney
Publisher:HC Pro, Inc. - 2009


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