stark laws

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  1. nycdoc22

    nycdoc22 Junior Member

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    Two main questions:

    1. How does Stark III affect the setting up of a sleep lab. (And is Stark III in effect now?)

    2. Can someone give a quick summary of the Stark laws and how they effect a sleep doc?

    Thanks !
     
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  3. michaelrack

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    Stark has absolutely no effect on sleep labs, unless DME is involved.

    Sleep labs are not a designated health service under the stark laws.

    State and Federal anti-kickback laws still apply.
     
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    The new Stark Laws make it virtually impossible for a physician to dispense cpap to medicare patients. I guess a physician could still dispense cpap to non-medicare patients, but consult with a knowledgable attorney before trying this. The new regulatory environment makes it not worth it for sleep physicians to be be in the cpap business.
     

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