Veiled disclosures: Providers eager to know extent of CMS' leniency for Stark law violators

Carlson, Joe
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/26/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 39, p12
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The article focuses on the desire of U.S. health care providers to know the extent of leniency rules of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for violators of the Stark law on physician self-referral who turn themselves in. Their lawyers expressed their frustration over the lack of information regarding self-disclosure protocol of CMS. Robert Belfort of Manatt Phelps & Phillips says that providers want to know if there is leniency for organizations that self-report violations.


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