How not complying with Stark laws can put your practice at risk

September 06, 2019

Most physician compensation structures must comply with Stark laws. The danger is that practices may be in violation without realizing it, putting themselves at risk of fines and exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid.

Medical directors are more than just a title

August 22, 2019

Recent cases underscore that what a medical director is paid must be of fair market value and the CMS duty requirements must be met.

What to consider before selling your practice to a private equity firm

March 28, 2019

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, so do funding opportunities.

CMS considers easing some Stark provisions

July 12, 2018

A recent announcement by CMS for comments may be a welcome reprieve for physicians.

How Holdover Contracts Can Violate Stark Law

March 01, 2018

There are many examples where an expired agreement can accidently violate Stark Law. Here's what you should know.

Typical Mistakes When Applying a Common Stark Exception

November 26, 2017

Unlike the Anti-kickback Statute (AKS), when Stark Law applies, the only safe way to make a referral is to fit squarely within an exception.

Commercial Payers Aggressively Pursue Financial Arrangements

October 29, 2017

A recent case shows physicians that while commercial payers don't have badges and guns, they can hit your wallet hard.

Stark Compliance is Necessary and Punishment is Harsh

October 18, 2017

If you think non-compliance with Stark Law is no big deal, think again. There are consequences for ignoring it.

14 Situations Where Physicians Should Lawyer Up

August 23, 2017

Practices might be inclined to take on a legal issue on its own. Here are a few situations when they should hire a lawyer instead.

9 Gifts that Violate the Anti-Kickback Statute

June 09, 2017

Receiving cash for a referral is the most obvious gift that violates the Anti-Kickback Statute. Here are eight more.