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Trump Administration, Industry Want Stark Law Changes To Accommodate ACO Formation

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The US administration and the medical device industry are pushing Congress to create exceptions and waivers to Stark law requirements that prohibit physician self-referrals to radiological clinics or other medical facilities in which they have a financial interest. They say the law inhibits formation of accountable care organizations fostered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and hinders value-based health care.

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