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Regulation of ancillary services

      There are a number of state and federal laws that affect the ability of an orthopedic group to provide ancillary services, whether through the group practice or as part of a joint venture. The Stark Law, the Medicare Antikickback Statute, State Antikickback and fee-splitting provisions, various Medicare billing and supervision requirements all have a significant impact on the operation of ancillary services. This article explores the most significant impacts of these laws.
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