The Stark truth: what your physician clients should know about Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute

ArticleinJournal of health care finance 39(3):85-92 · April 2013with57 Reads
Source: PubMed
Abstract
This article summarizes key features of Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute, statutes used to fight health care fraud and abuse within Medicare and Medicaid, and explains how attorneys can help health care providers comply with these laws.
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