New Stark Rules Issued Regarding Physician Signatures for Exception Compliance

As part of the more than 1,700 pages of the 2009 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (PPS) Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made some changes to the exceptions from the Stark prohibition against self-referrals. Home health agencies need to be alert to a technical change CMS made regarding compliance with Stark…