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Feb 07, 2019

Stark and Antikickback Statute Reforms on the Way?

At a Brookings Institution event last month, Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced that the agency will be issuing proposed rules to revise federal fraud and abuse regulations that are seen as hampering care coordination and the transformation to a value-based health care system.» Read More

Feb 05, 2019

Hospital Price Transparency Rules Now in Effect

Starting January 1, 2019, hospitals have been reporting their standard charges online in an easily accessible format, due to a new rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals were required to release a list of prices for their items and services to the public; however, the initial rulemaking required that either the charges themselves be made public, or the hospital’s policy for allowing public review of the hospital’s charges upon request be made public. » Read More

Aug 23, 2018

CMS Proposes New Rules to Combat Opioid Crisis

In response to the President’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed new rules in an effort to curb the ongoing problem.  Click here to view the CMS Fact Sheet detailing the proposals.» Read More

Mar 12, 2018

Stark and Payment Reform in 2018?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Administrator Seema Verma on January 18, 2018, identified as agency priorities the modernization of the Stark Statute to reflect the move from a fee-for-service to a value and outcomes based payment under Medicare and the review of barriers created by the Stark Statute. » Read More

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