Stark Law, 2nd Edition: A User's Guide to Achieving Compliance

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Stark Law, 2nd Edition: A User's Guide to Achieving Compliance

Penalties for violations can include $15,000 per claim—and you can be fined for even unintentional violations. Further consequences involve potential exclusion from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs.

It’s tough to simplify a complex rule. Here’s help.

You will be well equipped to protect your organization from the severe consequences of Stark Law violations with the practical analytical tools and explanations provided in Stark Law: A User’s Guide to Achieving Compliance, Second Edition.

This updated version of HCPro’s Stark Law best seller, first published in 2005—and now co-authored by former CMS Stark Law regulator, Lisa Ohrin—helps health care providers, practitioners, suppliers, and other affected members of the health care industry understand the many recent changes in the Stark Law. It explains each provision of the rule and its practical effect for compliance professionals.

There are no compliance shortcuts

Since issuing its long-awaited Stark II, Phase III Regulations, CMS proposed and finalized a host of additional regulations, notices, and clarifications, including a major final rulemaking in August 2008. The number and speed of these changes add yet another layer to the already complex web of rules and regulations governing Stark Law compliance.

Your copy of Stark Law: A User’s Guide to Achieving Compliance, Second Edition,delivers:

  • A thorough explanation of how the 2007 and 2008 regulations impact the Law as a whole, as well as your organization
  • Access to a comprehensive outline of the entire Law in one location, from the initial proposed regulations through the most recent updates
  • Scores of easy-to-understand case studies, which illustrate the application of the Law
  • A searchable CD-ROM to help you find specific citations


Take a look at the Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Background and Analytical Framework
  • Chapter 2: Definitions
  • Chapter 3: Designated Health Services
  • Chapter 4: Referrals
  • Chapter 5: Financial Relationships
  • Chapter 6: All-Purpose Exceptions
  • Chapter 7: Ownership Interest Exceptions
  • Chapter 8: Direct Compensation Exception
  • Chapter 9: Indirect Compensation Arrangements Exception
  • Chapter 10: Exceptions for Physician Recruitment and Retention Payments in Underserved Areas
  • Chapter 11: Period of Disallowance, Temporary Noncompliance, and Technical Noncompliance
  • Chapter 12: Sanctions, Collateral Consequences, and Reporting Requirements
  • Chapter 13: Advisory Opinions


With such high stakes, your organization needs Stark Law: A User’s Guide to Achieving Compliance, Second Edition, to remain on top of the recent amendments to the Law.

Meet the Authors

The authors are Ramy Fayed, Chris Janney, Marci Rose Levine, Lisa Ohrin, and Gadi Weinreich, partners in the health law group at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP, an international law firm with more than 800 attorneys and other professionals in 13 cities. The authors are seasoned health lawyers, who counsel hospitals, health systems, suppliers, practitioners, and other health care organizations on the Stark Law and other fraud and abuse, regulatory, and transactional matters. The authors have lectured and written extensively about the Stark Law and other health care topics.

Order your copy of Stark Law: A User's Guide to Achieving Compliance, Second Edition, today.

Published: September 2009