Sources: 42 C.F.R. § 411.357(o)

10.Compliance Training

Compliance training provided by an entity to a physician (or to the physician’s immediate family member or office staff) who practices in the entity’s local community or service area, provided the training is held in the local community or service area.

“Compliance training” means “training regarding the basic elements of a compliance program (for example, establishing policies and procedures, training of staff, internal monitoring, or reporting); specific training regarding the requirements of federal and state health care programs (including billing, coding and documentation); or training regarding other federal, state, or local laws, regulations or rules governing the conduct of the party for whom the training is provided.”

“Compliance training” includes “programs that offer continuing medical education credit, provided that compliance training is the primary purpose of the program.”

Stark General Exception