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CMS and OIG Release Proposed Rules Aimed at Reforming Stark and Anti-Kickback

CMS and OIG Release Proposed Rules Aimed at Reforming Stark and Anti-Kickback

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.

Holly Hester

Holly Hester is Casamba’s Senior Vice President of Compliance & Education, as well as the Compliance Officer. She provides regulatory guidance and interpretation, clinical programming and content development, education and training steerage, and compliance support for the company. As a physical therapist for more than 20 years, Holly has multi-venue clinical and management experience, giving her a unique perspective on the integration of compliance and training with therapy service delivery and clinical practice.
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