The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued several changes to the Stark Law regulations earlier this year. These include the recently issued Phase III final regulations issued pursuant to the Stark Law, effective December 4, 2008 (the Phase III final rule or Phase III), and the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule changes, effective January 1, 2008 (the 2008 MPFS). Following is a summary of those material changes and their impact on common arrangements between physicians and entities to which they refer for designated health services.

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Source: Health Law Client Memorandum
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