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AHLA Announces the Release of an Update to a Long-Standing Publication on The Stark Law

  • November, 10, 2023

Washington, D.C. - AHLA is thrilled to announce the release of an update to the Seventh Edition of The Stark Law: Comprehensive Analysis and Practical Guide.  

Since its initial release, The Stark Law has become an indispensable resource for legal professionals and practitioners navigating the complexities of physician financial relationships. With this update, readers can remain at the forefront of current developments, ensuring that their contracts and compliance initiatives are based on the latest guidance. 

Authors Charles Oppenheim and Amy Joseph have prepared a supplement to the Seventh Edition of their book to provide readers with their insight into the latest legislative changes, regulatory updates, sub-regulatory guidance, and case law developments. 

"We are delighted to continually bring our readers a supplement to the Seventh Edition of our Stark Law treatise," said Oppenheim and Joseph. “This new supplement highlights the most recent and most significant developments in this changing, complex and important field.”  

The update contains: 

Practical Analysis of Recent Stark Law Developments 

Recent Changes: Statutory, Regulatory, and Sub-Regulatory 

  • New Statutory Exception: Behavioral Health Support  

  • Rural Emergency Hospitals  

  • Indirect Compensation Arrangements 

  • Update to Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol  

  • Recent Additions to the CMS Frequently Asked Questions  

Recent Enforcement Activity 

Tracking State Law 

Other Developments of Note 

  • Post-Pandemic Considerations 

  • Hospital-Employed Advanced Practice Providers 

  • Proposed Changes to Expansion Exceptions for Physician-Owned Hospitals 

Appendix I: Index of CMS Commentary on Stark Law Exceptions and Key Terminology 

Appendix II: Summary of Recent Stark Law Settlement Activity 

Appendix III: Updates to Appendix A: Prohibitions on Self-Referral by State 

To secure your copy of this essential update, visit New purchasers will receive the complete Seventh Edition of THE STARK LAW, along with the Supplement. If you already own the Seventh Edition and require the supplement alone, please contact Lexis Nexis at 1-800-533-1637 and request automatic shipment of updates. 

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