Please see the links below on updated TGH Medical Staff Bylaws as well as Rules and Regulations:
The Stark Law provides for a number of exceptions that may apply to relationships between physicians, their immediate families, and health service entities, such as TGH. One is the Non-Monetary Compensation exception. Unless another exception applies, TGH may only provide non-monetary compensation to referral sources (or their immediate families) in the form of gifts, entertainment, CMEs, fees, etc. that DO NOT exceed the annual limit of $452.00 (2022). In order to avoid being in violation of the Stark Law, any inadvertent overages:
- Must be paid back within 6 months or by the end of the calendar year, whichever is sooner.
- May not exceed 50% of the annual total ($226.00 for 2022).
- May occur more than once every 3 years per physician.
Non-compliance may result in civil monetary penalties, correction actions (up to and including exclusion), as well as False Claims Act liability for TGH. Physicians may also be exposed to liability.