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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Learn to safely navigate self-referrals: Participate in AMA webinar July 13

Learn to safely navigate self-referrals: Participate in AMA webinar July 13

Physicians can learn how to navigate the complex rules that govern physician self-referrals, known as the "Stark law," by participating in an hourlong webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern time July 13.

During the webinar, an experienced health law attorney will discuss practical examples and case studies to illuminate what this often-confusing law permits and prohibits regarding referrals for Medicare patients.

Participants will learn how the Stark law defines key terms and discover how to safely develop business arrangements involving referrals. The webinar also will cover the types of financial arrangements physicians can pursue, which arrangements they should avoid and penalties that can be assessed for violations of the law.

In addition, physicians will learn how to use the AMA's new "Stark Law Rules of the Road" toolkit, which offers guidance on safely referring and determining how the law might apply to individual physicians.

Sign up today.