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Sep 10th, 2018
A proposed change to signature requirements in 2019 may effect your practice. The Physician Self-referral Law, or Stark Law,  prohibits physicians to refer Medicare patients for certain designated health services (DHS) to an entity with which the physician (or a member of the physician’s immediate family) has a financial relationship. The DHS entity is held to the ...
Apr 1st, 2012
To keep designated health services in the clear, know Stark regulations and their exceptions. By Julie E. Chicoine, Esq., RN, CPC Physicians and their practices are undergoing increased government scrutiny with regard to their referrals and financial relationships for health care services. At the heart of this scrutiny lies the physician self-referral law, known as ...
Aug 20th, 2009
Department of Commerce (DOC) Secretary Gary Locke, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius held a joint news conference Aug. 19 to announce new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for businesses to prepare for and respond to the upcoming flu season. Actions Employers ...