On November 20, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued two final rules to modernize and clarify the Physician Self-Referral regulations (the “Stark Law,” or “Stark”) and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) safe harbor regulations. See our previous client alert on this here.
These new final rules generally take effect on January 19, 2021. The prior Stark and AKS regulations were developed in a volume-based healthcare delivery and payment system. Over time, and with the rise of data that could be used by providers and payers to better anticipate patient needs and payment for them, concern arose that the existing regulations and policies would potentially inhibit the innovation necessary for moving toward a value-based system of care and payment. These new final rules aim to alleviate those concerns and advance the transition to value-based care and encourage the coordination of care among providers, while continuing to provide important safeguards to protect against fraud, abuse, and overutilization.
Please join Holland & Hart healthcare attorneys Jay DeVoy and Amber Ellis for a complimentary webinar which will discuss the final rules, covering:
- The new value-based exceptions and safe harbors and their initial/continuing requirements for compliance;
- Comparison and contrast between the related provisions under Stark and AKS; and
- Discussion of new definitions related to value-based exceptions and safe harbors.
Agenda: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2020
12:00-1:00 PM MST
Location: Webinar Only
Questions? Please contact Laura Squyres .