Two physicians, Dr. S. and Dr. V., leased a nuclear camera so that they
would no longer have to refer their patients to the local hospital for
nuclear imaging. Faced with the prospect of losing over a third of its
$2,274,094 in annual gross nuclear medicine revenues, the hospital
responded by threatening to revoke the doctors’ admitting privileges.
Lengthy negotiations ensued, at the end of which the hospital agreed to
sublease the camera from the two physicians; the camera remained at the
physicians’ offices but other physicians with privileges at the hospital
could use it. Four other local physicians who provided the same or
similar services to patients as Drs. S. and V. brought a qui tam action
alleging that the sublease violated the Anti-Kickback and Stark Acts and
that the defendants falsely certified compliance with those laws in
connection with claims submitted to Medicare in violation of the False
Note: This is an actual court case and an internet search may uncover
the real case details. You are prohibited from utilizing any source
materials associated with this case. Use of any related materials will
result in a reduction of points on this assignment. This assignment is
being graded based on your ability to critically think on your own and
on the comprehension of the knowledge gained from this week’s resources.
Address the following in this assignment:
Carefully review Chapter 7 of your course text and research Stark law.
Provide a brief synopsis of the case, identifying the key players.
Given the scenario above, analyze whether the actions of Drs. S. and V. violated Stark Law.
Provide solid evidence supporting your decision by utilizing
information from the Ashford University Library as well as research
pertaining to the Stark law itself (not the particular court case).
Your paper must be two to three double-spaced pages in length, excluding
the title and reference pages, in APA format. At least two scholarly
sources, not including the course text, must be used and all sources
must be cited in APA style