Serb, Chris
February 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Feb2007, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports that hospitals expressed hesitation to help digitize doctor's offices until the relaxed Stark Law, a law that governs physician referral for Medicaid and Medicare patients, are further clarified. In August 2006, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General reversed their ban on hospitals funding electronic medical records technology for affiliated physician practices.


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