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Third Circuit rules outdated agreements may lead to Stark Law violations
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2009

A decision by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit finding that a longstanding agreement between a physician group and a hospital was insufficient to protect them from Stark Law violations underscores the need for providers to review and, where necessary, update the written contracts and fair market value determinations used to document compliance with the personal services exception to the federal Ethics in Patient Referrals Act of 1989 (the Stark Law) and the safe harbor to the Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Statute (the Anti-Kickback Statute).

PPA 2006 creates tax traps for health system parent entities and other supporting organizations
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2007

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the “Act”), enacted in August 2006, addressed a broad array of topics, including provisions aimed at addressing perceived abuses associated with certain Section 501(c)(3) organizations.

Robert L. Jensen
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP