1. What is the difference between the Stark Law and the AKS? Compare how the two deal with these issues: the referral sources covered, the types of services (or goods) referred, who can be held liable, criminal vs. civil violations, necessary intent to violate the law, types of exceptions, and penalties for violations.
2. If the administrator of a five-physician medical practice asked you for the steps she should take to reduce the risks of an anti-kickback violation, what recommendations would you give her?