Stark (Self-Referral) & Anti-Kickback Laws

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Assisting Clients with New Health Care Laws and Regulations

The attorneys at Parsons Behle & Latimer can help you to understand how anti-kickback laws may affect your business.

Any health care provider and any entity that has financial relationships with providers know that the words "Stark Law" and "Anti-Kickback Law" will find their way into any discussion about health care transactions. After the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, states are more focused on their own versions of anti-kickback laws and are taking actions to recover payments to providers, and indirect payments to medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, that law’s fraud and abuse provisions will be enforceable. The health and life sciences attorneys at Parsons Behle & Latimer understand the impact of these statutes and assist clients in structuring transactions to avoid self-referral problems and to avoid criminal sanctions under state and federal anti-kickback laws.