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AAO-HNS Releases Summary of Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Final Rules

AAO-HNS Releases Summary of Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Final Rules

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued two new regulations, which took effect on January 19, that have implications for otolaryngologists and their patients. The final rules include one issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services addressing changes to the Stark law and one issued by the Office of Inspector General modifying the existing Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty rules. These rules were part of the HHS Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, which examined federal regulations that potentially impede healthcare providers’ efforts to advance the transition to value-based care. The Academy prepared a summary of the final rules that expand on existing safe harbors for physicians and other providers.

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