The Department of Health and Human Services aims to release proposed rules amending the physician self-referral (Stark law) regulations and safe-harbors under the anti-kickback statute by July, according to the latest update to the administration’s federal regulatory agenda.
 
Responding to requests for information last year, AHA urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to create or adapt compensation exceptions to the Stark Law to enable hospitals and physicians to coordinate care and improve patient outcomes and asked HHS to create new safe harbors under the anti-kickback statute to enable hospitals, physicians and patients "to work together to achieve value-based care and a patient-centered system."

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