• Amendments to the In-Office Ancillary Services Exception to the Stark Law
  • February 10, 2011 | Authors: Scott C. Palecki; Justan R. Shinkle
  • Law Firm: Foulston Siefkin LLP - Wichita Office
  • On November 24, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued final regulations amending the in-office ancillary services exception to the Stark law as required by Section 6003 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148. The Stark law (Section 1877 of the Social Security Act) prohibits a physician from making referrals for certain “designated health services” (“DHS”) payable by Medicare to an entity in which the physician or the physician’s immediate family member have a financial relationship unless an exception applies.