D.C. Court: Stark Act Bars Doctor Group From Self-Referring Patients

D.C. Court: Stark Act Bars Doctor Group From Self-Referring Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the District of Columbia on May 24 granted summary judgment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in a challenge to a Stark Act-based regulation barring physician groups from self-referring patients for "designated health services" (DHS) at a hospital with which the groups have a financial arrangement (Council for Urological Interests v. Kathleen Sebelius, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 09-cv-0546, D. D.C.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73610).

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