Health Law Matters

CMS Releases Long-Awaited Stark Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a long-awaited proposed rule that aims to reform and modernize the regulations (42 C.F.R. §411.350 et seq.) pertaining to the physician self-referral law (42 U.S.C. §1395nn), often referred to as the “Stark” law. Read More ›

Innovate and Pay for Value: Goals of New Anti-Kickback and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules

Peppered with references to ride sharing, interoperability, cybersecurity, and electronic health records, the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) proposed rules to the Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules read like they were drafted by a Silicon Valley health app developer. Read More ›

Denying a Patient Access to Their Records Can Cost You

In a first of its kind enforcement action, the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") entered into a resolution agreement with Florida-based Bayfront HMA Medical Center, LLC (“Bayfront”) pursuant to its Right of Access Initiative for failing to provide timely access to a patient’s protected health information. Read More ›

Physician Ventures in the Shadow of Stark – What Options Do We Have?

Hospitals may wish to enter into joint ventures with physicians for a variety of reasons. 

Hospital and Physician partnership Read More ›

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Thomas D. Anthony is the former chair of FBT's Health Care Industry Team. He focuses on counseling health care entities on corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and joint ventures.