Re: Stark Law
|From:||Vinnie Della Speranza |
I'm fairly certain that there are criminal penalties associated with
attempts to defraud the federal govt. I know a pathologist who ran his own lab,
was convicted of medicare fraud and did some jail time and lost his medical
license to practice. obviously the penalties for facilities are typically
financial penalties but if it can be proven that there was an intent to defraud
this is the equivalent of stealing which is a criminal offense.
once again I am not an expert on the law and share my simplistic knowledge
based upon the one extraordinary circumstance I have knowledge of.
Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue Suite 309
<TOMANDBOB@aol.com> 11/14/02 08:22PM >>>
Cyndi: The law itself is a strict liability but certainly penalties can
occur such as refund penalties, fines, and exclusion from Medicare
programs. The more information people have from all sources can only help
lab personnel and managers who have to deal with on a daily basis.
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