trailblaze

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Quick question:
Can a dual boarded physician (e.g. pathology + ob-gyn) sign out their own cases? Is this a violation of Stark laws?
 

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Yes, it is a Stark violation. Self referral has nothing to do with what you are boarded in.
 

LADoc00

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No. The laws for self referral have so many loopholes one could drive most of the Soviet army circa 1944 through them with plenty of room for rush hour traffic.

Stark was perhaps the worst US legislator in modern history hence why he was booted by his own party.

Conduct pathology services at the site of the ob clinic (or dont because no one really checks) and you are fine.
 

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Yes, it is a Stark violation. Self referral has nothing to do with what you are boarded in.

Are you sure? A Mohs surgeon reads his own frozens. Do not some dermatologists read their own slides?
 

LADoc00

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No he's not sure but perhaps convincing a doc to not even try is an admirable goal. Perhaps we need to kick SDN into full on propaganda mode as a last ditch defense of the art of Pathology...

"The Battle of France is over. The Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the future of Christian civilization."
 

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Let me clarify. Yes it is a violation. No you can't do anything about it.