As a companion to the recent request for information on the Stark law, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General seeks comments through Oct. 26 on how it can modify or add new safe harbors to the anti-kickback statute and exceptions to the beneficiary inducements civil monetary penalty definition of “remuneration.” According to the RFI, OIG seeks input on how to address any regulatory provisions that may act as barriers to coordinated care or value-based care, while also protecting against harms caused by fraud and abuse. AHA will submit comments on the RFI emphasizing the importance of modernizing these regulatory impediments to coordinated care in addition to those in the Stark law.

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