In just two weeks, on January 19, 2021, a sweeping set of changes to the federal physician self-referral law (or “Stark Law”) and anti-kickback statute (“AKS”) regulations go into effect. These changes, which are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) “Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care,” are the most significant changes to the Stark Law and AKS in a decade. There are hundreds of pages of preamble guidance and revised regulation text setting forth these sweeping changes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and HHS Office of Inspector General (“OIG”).
To help you digest these materials, a team of attorneys from Dorsey & Whitney’s Healthcare Transactions and Regulations Practice Group has published two white papers, which are available at the following links:
- White Paper: Understanding the Final Rules to Revise the Stark Law Regulations
- White Paper: Understanding the Final Rules to Revise the Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducement Civil Monetary Penalty Regulations
These white papers provide an in-depth summary of the changes to these regulations, including key provisions from CMS and OIG preamble guidance. Please contact the authors or your regular Dorsey attorney if you would like assistance with understanding how the final rules impact your organization.