Becker's Healthcare November 7, 2019
Kelly Gooch

Citing efforts to improve coordinated care for patients, the HHS Office of Inspector General and CMS recently proposed an overhaul to the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law..

The proposed rules would allow value-based care arrangements to qualify for exceptions to  the federal regulations designed to combat Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse.

The overhaul aims to make regulatory compliance easier for healthcare providers and advance the industry’s shift from fee-for-service to value-based care, HHS said.

Becker’s Hospital Review recently caught up with HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan to discuss the initiative.

Question: What prompted the proposed rules?

Eric Hargan: The proposals are there as part of what we call the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care (The initiative even has its own hashtag...