AHA Comments to CMS Extending the Stark Protections for Health IT Donation

AHA's comments on the CMS proposed rule that would extend the regulatory protections under the federal physician self-referral or Stark law for hospitals that want to provide assistance to physicians in adopting certain health information technology (IT). We support the agency’s decision to extend the protections, which were scheduled to expire at the end of this year, for at least another three years until Dec. 31, 2016.