March 31, 2020

CMS Issues Blanket Waivers of Stark Law Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATED April 8, 2020

On March 29, CMS issued blanket waivers of the Physician Self-Referral Law (commonly known as the “Stark Law”) to cover financial relationships and referrals related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  

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Topics: Stark Law

October 17, 2019

Proposed Changes to Stark Law Encourage Transition to a Value-Driven Healthcare System

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) revealed proposed changes to “modernize” and clarify regulations that interpret the Physician Self-Referral Regulations (Stark Law) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. The Proposed Rule immediately highlights a focus on the transition to a value-driven healthcare system, which is in-line with the OIG’s priorities. 

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Topics: Value-Based Care, Stark Law

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