Victoria Vaskov Sheridan Quoted in “Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Updates May Boost Value-Based Payments”

Modern Healthcare

Victoria Vaskov Sheridan, Member of the Firm in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Newark office, was quoted in Modern Healthcare, in “Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Updates May Boost Value-Based Payments,” by Alex Kacik. (Read the full article - subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

HHS on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited proposal to change its anti-kickback and self-referral laws, a move that was largely well-received by industry observers who expect the proposals to facilitate more value-based payments and coordinated care. …

The proposed rule is attempting to bring the interpretation of fair-market value into alignment with general concepts used in the larger valuation committee, Victoria Sheridan, a member of the law firm Epstein Becker Green, wrote in an email.

“It appears that CMS wants to gives parties a level of comfort that accepted market valuation principles have a place in the ‘Stark world’ and that arrangements with unique parties and compensation terms can be compliant,” she said.