Stark Law Referral Exception For Docs Necessary, Groups Say

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT) -- Groups of doctors pushed lawmakers Tuesday not to eliminate a Stark Law exception that allows physicians to refer Medicare patients to in-house centers for tests and therapies.

A group of 30 medical organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee urging it not to limit the in-office ancillary services exception, often called the practice group exception or IOASE, despite a push to limit it, which would force doctors to make referrals to outside facilities.

The letter, joined by the American College of Surgeons, the...
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