Hospital-Physician Compensation: What the Tuomey Ruling Means for Anesthesiologists
report from Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira discusses hospital-physician compensation arrangements and touches on Stark Law for anesthesiologists.
The article is based on the most recent court decision in the whistleblower litigation against Tuomey Healthcare System in Sumter, S.C. According to the report, "The Stark Law and regulations prohibit a physician who has a 'financial relationship' with an entity such as a hospital from making a 'referral' to the hospital for the furnishing of certain 'designated health services' for which payment otherwise may be made by the Medicare program."
There are exceptions to what constitutes a "financial relationship." Mr. Mira discusses how the Tuomey case could impact hospital-physician compensation and where compliance is headed in the future.
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