Sources: 42 C.F.R. § 411.357(i)

4. Payments by a Referring Physician (or Referring Physician's Immediate Family Member) for Items and Services

Payments made by a physician (or his or her immediate family member):

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  1. To a laboratory in exchange for the provision of clinical laboratory services; or

  2. To an entity as compensation for any other items or services that are furnished at a price that is consistent with fair market value, and that are not specifically excepted by another Stark exception (including, but not limited to, the Stark exception for fair market value compensation.

Stark General Exception