Lessons From Intermountain's Stark Law Settlement

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT) -- Hospitals, physicians and other providers evaluating whether to more comprehensively integrate systems of care should be aware of the significant risks posed by the anti-self-referral and anti-kickback laws, largely due to the financial relationships created by integration. These risks are exemplified by a recent settlement between the government and Intermountain Health Care Inc., Utah’s largest health care system.

On April 3, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Intermountain agreed to pay the United States approximately $25.5 million to settle accusations that it violated the...
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