The Digestive Health Physician Association and eighteen groups representing physicians who provide care for millions of Americans urged the Trump Administration to issue final rules to modernize the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback statute (AKS) so that physicians can better provide coordinated care, which improves outcomes and lowers costs.
In a letter to Mark Meadows, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff; Alex Azar, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Russell Vought, Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the groups wrote:
“We support modernizing Stark and AKS so that both small and large providers may collaborate in furtherance of value-based purposes that benefit patients. We appreciate the new opportunities provided with varying degrees of risk-sharing, which does not presume a one-size-fits-all approach can work for different specialties, regions or sizes of practices.”
“We understand that it was a huge endeavor to adopt such a significant regulatory update to these two statutes and required significant coordination between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of Inspector General. We hope the Administration seizes the opportunity these reforms can provide our health system and move forward with final rules without further delay.”
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