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Lately it seems as though it is accepted as a sort of "community
standard" because most hospitals offer it and other resources too.

This is a good reminder that Medlib-L is forever! ; - )

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Margaret Bandy, M.A.L.S., AHIP
Manager, Library & Media Services
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
1835 Franklin St., Denver, CO 80218
303-837-7848 FAX 303-837-7977
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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
On Behalf Of Jim Bulger
Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2009 3:21 PM
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Subject: Stark Law and UpToDate CME

Greetings,
A question has come up about whether providing physicians access to 
UpToDate, and specifically its "free CME" aspect, might be in violation
of the 
Stark Law, which puts a limit of $338 per year on nonmonetary
compensation.  
I searched the Medlib-l archives, and found a couple helpful posts from
2003 
by Margaret Bandy (thanks, Margaret), but nothing more recent.  

Has anyone dealt with this issue recently?
Jim

Jim Bulger, MLIS
Allina Hospitals & Clinics
Minneapolis, MN
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