On October 3, 2007 CMS posted Advisory Opinion No. CMS-AO-2007-01 stating that an amendment to delete an excess receipts provision from a physician recruitment agreement does not meet the requirements of the recruitment exception of the Stark Act. CMS ruled that this amendment was incompatible with the physician recruitment exception, because the physician had already been induced to move his or her practice by the original agreement. Thus, the amendment could not also serve this purpose. Specifically, CMS stated that because "the physician had already relocated his medical practice, the additional compensation is not for the purpose of inducing relocation and may directly or indirectly reflect the volume or value of the recruited physician's actual or potential referrals."