I have had some questions lately about the Stark laws, so this is a good article form Medical Economics that will present quite a few answers...check it out if you have any questions regarding the Stark regulations...BD
An update to the regulations prohibiting physician self-referrals—the so-called Stark rules—is never going to be front-page news or the latest buzz within the blogosphere.
In certain quarters, though, the new Stark rules, which except for certain arrangements and organizations took effect on Dec. 4, have been as hotly debated as the presidential race, and with good reason. For physicians and others in healthcare, the new regs—along with some revisions in the 2008 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule—contain some good news, some bad news, and some it's-all-a-matter-of-how-you-look-at-it news. Let's turn to the good news first.