On October 9, 2019, CMS and the OIG released a pair of proposed rules addressing reforms to the Physician Self-Referral Law (the Stark Law) and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statue (AKS). Both rules also addressed civil monetary penalties (CMPs) for inducements or incentives to beneficiaries to utilize services. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recognized that both regulations, as they currently stand, are potential barriers to value-based purchasing arrangements, and the goal of both proposals is to provide greater flexibility to providers who engage in value-based arrangements.
Access the CMS Fact Sheet here.
Access the OIG Fact Sheet here.