Per Section 1877 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395nn), we abide by the physician self-referral law, commonly referred to as the “Stark Law.” This law:
1. Prohibits a physician from making referrals for certain designated health services (DHS) payable by Medicare to an entity with which he or she (or an immediate family member) has a financial relationship (ownership, investment, or compensation), unless an exception applies.
2. Prohibits the entity from presenting or causing to be presented claims to Medicare (or billing another individual, entity, or third party payer) for those referred services.
3. Establishes a number of specific exceptions and grants the Secretary the authority to create regulatory exceptions for financial relationships that do not pose a risk of program or patient abuse.
Infinity Physical Therapy services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, home health services, and outpatient speech-language pathology, are considered DHS under the Stark Law.
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Infinity Physical Therapy abides by all standards as required by HIPAA law regarding patient privacy and security. Click here for resources on better understanding HIPAA and its requirements.