Stark II, phase II. Positive changes and lingering uncertainties.


The new physician self-referral rule--referred to as the Stark law--has key implications for medical groups. This second article of a two-part series covers important provisions and changes the government made in phase II, including a temporary noncompliance grace period, new procedures defined as designated health services, a narrow exception for professional courtesy and clarification of the academic medical center exception. Lingering uncertainties about the rule remain, however.

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@article{Johnson2004StarkIP, title={Stark II, phase II. Positive changes and lingering uncertainties.}, author={Bruce A Johnson}, journal={MGMA connexion}, year={2004}, volume={4 6}, pages={48-51, 1} }