Lexology December 17, 2019
Baker & Hostetler LLP

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) made great strides in its race to modernize and clarify the regulations interpreting the federal physician self-referral law (Stark), Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and beneficiary inducement provisions of the civil monetary penalty law (CMPL) through proposed Stark and AKS rules published on October 17, 2019.

The rules are part of the “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care” launched by HHS to address concerns that in the current regulatory landscape it is challenging for providers to (1) enter into innovative arrangements to improve quality outcomes, produce health system efficiencies and lower costs, and (2) help accelerate the transformation of the healthcare system into one that better pays for value and promotes care coordination.