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On July 7, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule which would make a number of significant changes to and provide important clarifications of the Stark Law's regulations (the Proposed Rule).  The Stark Law prohibits physician referrals of certain designated health services for Medicare patients to entities with which the physician has a financial relationship unless an exception under the law applies to that relationship. Read More ›

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a $237,454,195 judgment against Tuomey Healthcare System (Tuomey), a small, nonprofit hospital in Sumter, South Carolina, on July 2, 2015. This may be the final chapter in a long-running legal drama that offers a number of important cautionary lessons for hospitals and other healthcare organizations struggling to stay compliant with the complex and evolving standards of the Stark law. Read More ›

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