DHPA today submitted comments on the proposed rules issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) to modernize and clarify the federal physician self-referral (Stark) law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).
The comment letters focus on the most significant proposals that CMS and HHS-OIG made in more than 700 pages of proposed rules to modernize the Stark law and AKS. The comment letters requested that, in finalizing their respective proposed rules, CMS and HHS-OIG ensure that the revised Stark law and AKS safeguard the ability of physicians in independent GI (and other specialty) practices – not only those practicing in hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers – to develop and operationalize value-based arrangements for the benefit of patients.
To read the full Stark Law comment letter, click here.
To read the full Anti-Kickback Statute comment letter, click here.