Stark Law Squeezes CME

In Bad News for Hospital-based CME providers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) did not include a broad exception for CME in the final version of the Stark Law, as the American Medical Association had requested and many CME professionals had hoped.

Phase III Stark regulations, (72 FR 51012; published in the Federal Register on September 5, 2007) went into effect December 4, 2007. Promulgated by CMS, a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health

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