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Executive Session: Making sense of the new Stark Law regulations with Tim Smith

Podcast - February 12, 2021

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On Dec. 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Final Rule titled “Modernizing and Clarifying the Physician Self-Referral Regulations.” This rule makes a number of modifications to the regulations implemented in physician self-referral, or Stark Law.

MGMA’s Government Affairs Office has closely monitored the new rule and has published advocacy letters and statements describing how the new rule will affect MGMA members.

In this Part 1 of a special two-part episode of Executive Session, I have the opportunity to speak with Tim Smith, CPA, ABV, Principal in TS Healthcare Consulting, a firm that focuses on valuing healthcare organizations and providing guidance on federal regulations, including Stark. Tim has authored numerous articles for MGMA and has also spoken at MGMA conferences. Tim is also a speaker at the upcoming Medical Practice Excellence Pathways Conference, addressing this and other topics at that meeting.

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David N. Gans
David N. Gans MSHA, FACMPE
Retired senior fellow, industry affairs MGMA

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