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October 21, 2019

HHS Proposes New Protections for Value-Based Arrangements and Other Revisions to AKS Safe Harbors, CMP Exceptions and Stark Exceptions


On October 9, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services released two separate, but related, proposed rules as part of its "Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care." The Office of the Inspector General released a Proposed Rule, Revisions to Safe Harbors under the Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules Regarding Beneficiary Inducements, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a Proposed Rule, Modernizing and Clarifying the Physician Self-Referral Regulations. The proposed rules were published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2019, and comments are due December 31, 2019.