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Proposed Changes to the Reassignment Rules and the Stark Regulations

12.08.2006
Sean Timmons Authors Article Published in the November 2006 Prognosis

Smith Anderson Partner, Sean Timmons, recently authored an article Proposed Changes to the Reassignment Rules and the Stark Regulations as published in the November 2006 Prognosis. Published monthly as a joint venture by the NCBA's Health Law Section and the N.C. Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Prognosis provides articles and timely information of interest to healthcare lawyers and practitioners.

Mr. Timmons' article provides a brief overview of the proposed changes to both the reassignment rules and the Stark Regulations, as proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS intends for these changes to curb perceived abuses related to billing for diagnostic testing. To date, while the changes have generated significant interest, they have yet to be adopted.

For a copy of the article, please contact Eileen LePage at elepage@smithlaw.com.

Several Smith Anderson lawyers participate in the NCBA and N.C. Society of Healthcare Attorneys including Jenny Markham, who currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the N.C. Society of Healthcare Attorneys and co-edits Prognosis.
Practicing in Health Care with an emphasis on Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse matters, Mr. Timmons regularly advises on diverse issues including Certificate of Need (CON) matters and corporate transactions involving health care entities. His clients include large and small physician practices, ambulatory surgical facilities, oncology treatment centers and other health care provider entities.

An accomplished musician, Mr. Timmons played trombone professionally for many years prior to practicing law.

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