The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) of the Department of Health and Human Services have at last published their long-awaited companion final rules advancing value-based care. The rules present significant changes to the regulatory framework of the federal physician self-referral law (commonly referred to as the “Stark Law”) and to the federal health care program’s Anti-Kickback Statute, or “AKS.” Epstein Becker Green attorneys Anjali Downs, Jennifer Michael, Lesley Yeung, and Paulina Grabczak give an overview of the final rules and point out key issues health care companies should carefully consider as they take advantage of these value-based care safe harbors and exceptions.
Read more about the final rules:
- OIG Issues a Final Rule Designed to Advance the Transition to Value-Based Care and Modernize the Regulatory Framework
- Stark Law Updates Aimed at Advancing the Transition to Value-Based Care: CMS Issues a Final Rule Creating New Exceptions for Value-Based Arrangements
- OIG and CMS Issue Long-Awaited Value-Based Safe Harbors and Exceptions; Now What?
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