OIG Anti-Kickback Proposal Features 3 Key Safe Harbors


Jennifer E. Michael, Member of the Firm in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, authored an article in Law360, titled “OIG Anti-Kickback Proposal Features 3 Key Safe Harbors.” (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

On Oct. 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General issued their long-awaited proposed rules in connection with the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, an HHS-led effort to remove potential barriers to care coordination and value-based care.

This article focuses on the OIG’s proposed rule, which would create new and modify existing safe harbors to the federal Anti-Kickback Statute to promote innovative arrangements that improve quality and health outcomes and accelerate the transformation of the health care system to one that pays for value and promotes care coordination.