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Fam Pract Manag. 1999;6(1):55

Medicaid and “teaching physician” rules

PCPs and Stark II

The concern for the primary care physician who is a co-owner of an ASC with surgeons is that this co-ownership will create a financial relationship between the physician and the ASC and may create one between the physician and the surgeon based on the broad definition of “financial relationship” under Stark II.

While joint venturing among various medical specialties in ASCs may create concerns about Stark II compliance that will need to be examined, Stark II does not flatly prohibit such arrangements.

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