Health Law Partners Adrienne Dresevic and Carey F. Kalmowitz published an article in Link, the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) member newsletter, which discusses current application of the Federal Stark law. The article addresses the In-Office Ancillary Services Exception (IOASE), which many office-based diagnostic imaging arrangements rely upon to enable referring physicians to provide ancillary services within their practices. Without such an exception, the Stark law prohibits physicians from referring Medicare patients to entities that provide designated health services (DHS) if the physician has a financial relationship with that entity. Ms. Dresevic and Mr. Kalmowitz explain that despite attempts to restrict or eliminate the IOASE, it still continues to permit appropriately structured diagnostic imaging arrangements in the physician office setting.
To read the Link article, please click here.
For more information regarding the Federal Stark law or the IOASE, please call Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. or Carey Kalmowitz, Esq. (248) 996-8510, visit The HLP website’s Stark & Anti-Kickback page, the Diagnostic Imaging Arrangements page, or The HLP website.