Antikickback Versus Stark: A Comparison

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has begun ratcheting up enforcement in regard to billing and financial relationships. Among the laws implicated are the antikickback statute and the Stark law.

Here is a quick look at the difference between these sometime confusing laws.  

Source: U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. Visit the OIG website for additional quick-reference materials relating to health care fraud and abuse.

For more information, see these publications in the TMA Education Center:      

See also the one-hour webinar Navigating the Perilous Waters of the False Claims Act From Medical Necessity to the Anti-Kickback Statute and Beyond.


Published April 9, 2013

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April 10, 2013