Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 7 of the textbook and the articleStark and Anti-Kickback Laws, Limit Lab-Marketing Methods and review and the Physician Self-Referral web page.
Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws:
Limit Lab-Marketing Methods:
Then, review the following case study:
Two physicians, Dr. S. and Dr. V., leased a nuclear camera so they would no longer have to refer their patients to the local hospital for nuclear imaging. Faced with the prospect of losing over a third of its $2,274,094 in annual gross nuclear medicine revenues, the hospital responded by threatening to revoke the doctors admitting privileges. Lengthy negotiations ensued, at the end of which the hospital agreed to sublease the camera from the two physicians; the camera remained at the physicians offices but other physicians with privileges at the hospital could use it. Four other local physicians who provided the same or similar services to patients as Dr. S. and Dr. V. brought a qui tam action alleging that the sublease violated the Anti-Kickback and Stark Acts and that the defendants falsely certified compliance with those laws in connection with claims submitted to Medicare in violation of the False Claims Act.
(Please note: This is an actual court case and an Internet search may uncover the actual case details. You are prohibited from utilizing any source materials associated with this case. Use of any related materials will result in a reduction of points on this assignment. This assignment is being graded on your ability to think criticallyon your own recognizancebased on your comprehension of the knowledge provided in this weeks learning materials.)
Be sure to use the Stark Law Template:
Analyze whether the actions of Dr. S. and Dr. V. violated Stark Law.
Explain the legal parameters for patient rights and the role that Dr. S and Dr. V play in protecting those rights.
Explain the federal, statutory, or case laws that apply in this scenario.
Provide solid evidence supporting your decision by utilizing information from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library as well as the law itself.
The Stark Law Paper must include:
Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing CentersAPA Style(Links to an external site.)resource.
Must use theStart Law Paper Template. Download Start Law Paper Template.
Course name and number
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
TheScholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources(Links to an external site.)table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing CentersCiting Within Your Paper(Links to an external site.)guide.
Must include separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center. See theFormatting Your References List(Links to an external site.)resource in the Writing Center for specifications.