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- Optometrists set sights on minor surgery. Gardner, Natalie // Business Press;04/11/97, Vol. 9 Issue 50, p1
Reports on the conflict between optometrists and ophthalmologists in Austin, Texas in the issue whether Texas Legislature would allow optometrists to offer services now limited to ophthalmologists. Support of optometrists to the Senate Bill 624 and House Bill 2091 erasing the limitations; Claim...
- Health-care anti-referral laws. Ruskin, Melvyn B.; Kessler, Ellen F. // CPA Journal;Aug95, Vol. 65 Issue 8, p20
Focuses on health-care anti-referral laws in the United States. Rationale behind the referral ban; Designated health services; Disclosure requirements; Exceptions; Reporting requirements; Penalties; Financial relationships; Reporting and record-keeping. INSET: Notice to patients--New York law..
- Stark II act could hinder health care integration. Tabler Jr., Norman G. // Indianapolis Business Journal;4/10/95, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p40
Criticizes a law in the United States prohibiting physician referrals among professionals and entities because of their financial relationship. Scope of the law; Exceptions that apply to compensation arrangements and in-office ancillary services; Penalties for violating the law.
- More Stark developments. Pemberton, Gregory L.; Lloyd, Karen Ann P. // Indianapolis Business Journal;9/25/95 Supplement, Vol. 16 Issue 27, p10
Discusses three exceptions to the self-referral prohibitions in the Stark Law. Group practice provisions; In-office ancillary exception; Isolated transaction exception; Proposals that would revise the current Stark provisions.
- Physician referral law is mild pain for doctors. Postman, Lore // Indianapolis Business Journal;6/5/95, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p4A
Discusses Stark II, a physical referral law provision in the United States. Prohibitions; Scope of the law; Illustration of how the law works; Intention of the law; Impact on patient admission and care.
- Dermatologists seek anti-gatekeeper laws at the state level. // Primary Care Weekly;9/25/95, Vol. 1 Issue 23, p1
Reports on a Georgia law prohibiting the requirement of primary care physician's referral as a condition of health maintenance organizations' or other insurers' coverage of dermatology services. Comment from Georgia state representative Mary Jeanette Jamieson; Argument against the legislature...
- New federal regulations give docs guidance on self-referral rules. Gardner, Natalie // Business Press;01/16/98, Vol. 10 Issue 38, p7
Focuses on the United States federal government release of the proposed regulations for the 1993 amendments to the ban on physician self-referral under Medicare and Medicaid. Reference to the 1993 law which bans physicians from referring patients to healthcare services; Identification of groups...
- Referral statutes impede coordinated care: Warden. Luggiero, Gary // AHA News;5/8/95, Vol. 31 Issue 19, p3
Reports that laws barring physician self-referrals that prevent the coordination of care between hospitals and physicians. Claims from supporters of the law; Re-examination of the `Stark' law; Requirement of the law for physicians; Recommendations for the law.
- New law aims to put brakes on steering of referrals. A.C. // AHA News;08/18/97, Vol. 33 Issue 32, p3
Reports on the new federal law that will require hospitals to disclose financial interest in affiliated providers to patient when making referrals in the United States. Crackdown on suspected steering of Medicare patients to hospital-affiliated post-acute services; Need for hospitals to report...