RevCycle Intelligence December 30, 2019
Samantha McGrail

Proposed safe harbors under the Anti-Kickback Statute are too focused on risk-based models to truly promote value-based care, AHA argued.

HHS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) is taking steps toward “much needed reform” of Medicare fraud laws, but more can be done to remove the value-based care barriers presented by outdated Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) rules, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). 

“The AHA appreciates OIG’s intention in the proposed rule to enable and support the movement toward a more effective, more efficient, and more patient-centered healthcare system but much work remains,” the association emphasized in a letter to OIG. “A fundamental rethinking of the non-risk based value-based arrangement safe harbor, along with the other refinements described in these comments,...