You have discovered that one of your physicians is violating the Stark law by sending patients to an imaging center in which she has an ownership percentage. She offers you a monthly consulting fee if you don’t say anything and let her continue to refer patients. She tells you that the facility is good and the patients are not being harmed.

 

a. Explain what the Stark law is.

b. Discuss what you would do in this situation.

c. What consequences should be taken against the physician, if any?