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Who enforces the Stark law?

4. Stark Law Enforcement. As is the case with most federal regulatory schemes, the federal government has been vigilant in ferreting out Stark Law violators and severely punishing them as a means of general and specific deterrence.

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Consequently, who regulates Stark law?

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to modernize and clarify the regulations that interpret the Physician Self-Referral Law (the “Stark Law”) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

Similarly, can you be held responsible for unintentional violations of the Stark law? There is no “intent” requirement in the Stark law. Therefore, a violation can be found, and penalized, even if it is unintentional and even if it did not result in any referral income. The penalties for violating the Stark law can be severe.

Furthermore, what is the penalty for a stark violation?

Penalties for violations of Stark Law include denial of payment for the DHS provided, refund of monies received by physicians and facilities for amounts collected, payment of civil penalties of up to $15,000 for each service that a person "knows or should know" was provided in violation of the law, and three times the

Which government agency should a potential stark violation be disclosed?

The Affordable Care Act, however, requires the Secretary of HHS to ensure a process for providers to self-disclose Stark Law violations.

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