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    Stark Law: Payments By a Physician -- 411.357(i)

    411.357 Exceptions to the referral prohibition related to compensation arrangements

    (i) Payments by a physician. Payments made by a physician (or his or her immediate family member)—

    (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—

    (i) That are furnished at a price that is consistent with fair market value; and

    (ii) To which the exceptions in paragraphs (a) through (h) of this section are not applicable.

    (3) For purposes of this paragraph (i), “services” means services of any kind (not merely those defined as “services” for purposes of the Medicare program in § 400.202 of this chapter).