Closing Stark Loopholes:
New Proposed CMS Rules Foreshadow Big Changes Ahead
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Date: Wednesday, Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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Norton L. Travis, Hayden S. Wool, Steven J. Chananie,
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Live 90-minute Telephone Conference with Interactive Q&A Session for only $295!
“Enforcement is up, and new regulations are coming.”
So says CMS in light of its new proposed rules (issued July 2, 2007) affecting Physician Self-Referral activities. While these proposed revisions are not the long-awaited Stark III regulations, they nevertheless reveal growing CMS concerns and foreshadow major changes in the next round of Stark changes, which are imminent.
Even if CMS adopts only some of the newly proposed rules, many of today’s common physician business practices will be prohibited or restricted. Under some of the proposed rules, you may even be forced to modify and entirely unwind certain existing transactions.
Are you ready for these potential changes? Do you know what specific practices CMS has targeted in the proposed rules? Join the editors of Nightingale’s Healthcare News and three of the nation’s top healthcare compliance experts for answers at this timely and convenient 90-minute audio briefing.
You and an unlimited number of listeners at your site will examine the impact of proposed CMS changes, including –
· Prohibited mark-ups on purchased technical and professional services
· Further restrictions on in-office ancillary services
· Limitations on per-click payments in space and equipment leases
· Elimination of percentage-based leases or management fees with referral sources
· Expansion of covered entities – CMS is proposing to revise the all-important definition of a covered DHS entity under Stark
· “Stand in the Shoes” rule, where CMS wants to collapse the concept of indirect financial relationships
· And other miscellaneous but important sub-sections relating to Stark Law issues