With Stark Law Loophole Under Fire, Docs Eye Bottom Line

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Lawmakers and the White House are ramping up efforts to eliminate a major Stark Law exception that lets physicians refer Medicare patients to their own practices, a move that would redirect huge sums of cash to other providers and potentially drive doctors to ink deals with hospitals or accountable care organizations to make up the difference.

The most recent assault on the so-called in-office ancillary services exception came last week, when Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill that would scrap the exemption...
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