HomeLatest NewsFederal NewsHHS Proposed Changes for Physician Self-referral, Anti-kickback Regulations

HHS Proposed Changes for Physician Self-referral, Anti-kickback Regulations

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released proposed revisions to the federal anti-kickback and physician self-referral (Stark law) rules. These revisions are intended to allow flexibility in value-based payment arrangements and coordinated care, which will facilitate better patient care by eliminating the existing, outdated barriers to provider relationships imposed by the original Stark law and the anti-kickback provisions.

​The proposed rule changes include safe harbors that allow hospitals to pay physicians incentives as part of care models sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These activities are designed to improve quality, outcomes or efficiency; or as part of value-based arrangements that include downside risk. In addition, the proposed rules would allow physicians to share information among themselves or with hospitals to manage patient care through data analytics.​

 

Stay Connected

Unified Voice Newsletter

Events This Month

Current Month

July

22jul2:00 pm3:00 pmImplementing the EMED Toolkit in the Geriatric EDGEDC Webinar

23jul12:00 pm1:00 pmBreaking Down Enhanced Barrier Precautions- What You Need to KnowSDAHO Webinar

23jul2:00 pm3:00 pmEthical Dilemmas Across Health Equity SeriesProject ECHO

25jul12:00 pm1:00 pmPhysical Environment, Environment of Care and Life Safety Code SurveySDAHO Webinar

31jul1:00 pm2:00 pmHow Palliative Care Can Support Caregivers in Policy and PracticeCAPC Webinar