Self-Referral and Anti-Kickback Issues

Our health care attorneys are well versed in the various iterations of the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) law,the Anti-Kickback Statute, and Safe Harbor Regulations.  These laws play a large role in the structure of financial relationships between health care providers.  We have followed changes in these laws since the mid-1980s when the first decisions were handed down under the Anti-Kickback Statute and have counseled clients from the initial passage of the Stark law through the regulatory stages interpreting the Stark law.

We have applied the various complexities of the Stark law and Anti-Kickback Statute to numerous arrangements, including physician compensation, group practice structure, ancillary service arrangements, radiology groups, independent diagnostic testing facilities, durable medical equipment arrangements, medical director agreements, joint venture arrangements between health care providers, ambulatory surgery center ventures, group purchasing organizations, home health agencies, hospices, and a variety of other health care businesses and contractual arrangements.