HHS Plans New Anti-Kickback Statute 'Safe Harbors,' Stark Law Changes, To Promote Value-Based Care
Under changes announced on 9 October by the US Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), new so-called "safe harbors" to the anti-kickback statute and planned changes to the physician self-referral statute (Stark Law) would shelter health-care providers – including device-makers – who enter into value-based care arrangements for services paid for by Medicare. Such changes have been promoted by medtech firms.
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