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Complying With 2016 Stark Law Amendments and Possible Changes in the Horizon for 2017

Navigating Revisions, Exceptions, and Clarifications to Provisions and Definitions

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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This CLE course will provide counsel to healthcare providers with guidance on the Stark Law amendments and reissued rules and outline compliance strategies in the current regulatory environment.


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the most significant changes to the Stark law since 2008, which went into effect in 2016. The amendments established new exceptions and clarified existing exceptions and requirements.

The changes include exceptions related to recruitment for non-physician practitioners and certain timeshares and a broader fair market value exception. They also clarify retention payment regulations and provide guidance on the ownership and advertising requirements for physician-owned hospitals.

In Nov. 2016, CMS reissued its prohibition on certain unit-based rental arrangements with referring physicians, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. To ensure clients are in full compliance, counsel to healthcare facilities and providers must fully understand the amendments.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines the Stark law amendments and analyzes the impact of the changes. The panel will also address the changes that providers and their counsel should make to be in compliance with the new/revised requirements.



  1. Stark law amendments
    1. New exceptions
    2. Clarifications
    3. Incident to services
  2. Reissued rules restricting per-click arrangements
  3. Impact of the changes
  4. What providers and counsel need to do to ensure compliance


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How do the amendments change the writing, term, holdover and signature requirements?
  • What new exceptions were created under the Stark Law amendments?
  • What must healthcare providers do now to ensure compliance with the Stark Law changes?


Dresevic, Adrienne
Adrienne Dresevic

Founding Partner
The Health Law Partners

Ms. Dresevic practices in all areas of healthcare law and devotes a substantial portion of her practice to providing...  |  Read More

Mikel, Clinton
Clinton Mikel

The Health Law Partners

Mr. Mikel has practiced in almost all areas of healthcare law but has focused his practice on compliance with federal...  |  Read More

Fatema Zanzi
Fatema Zanzi

Drinker Biddle & Reath

Ms. Zanzi represents health care providers and suppliers in all aspects of corporate transactional and regulatory...  |  Read More

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