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Federal Court Interprets Revised Writing Requirements to Stark Law Exceptions

On March 15, 2017, Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a decision in U.S. ex rel. Tullio Emanuele v. Medicor Associates Inc. et al., which contains the first judicial interpretation of recent clarifications of the Stark Law’s writing requirement issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2015.