OIG and CMS Seek to Minimize Burdens on Providers and Suppliers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Arturo Trafny, Esq. of The Health Law Partners, P.C.
Recently, both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) have announced that they will be taking certain actions to minimize the burdens imposed on providers and suppliers by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

CMS and OIG Propose Significant Changes to the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute to Remove Barriers as Healthcare Moves to a Value-Based System

By Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Arturo Trafny, Esq. of The Health Law Partners, P.C.
On October 9, 2019 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), issued a Proposed Rule to Update the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law. On the same day, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG), issued a Proposed Rule to Update the Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules to update the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the Civil Monetary Penalty law (CMP) regarding beneficiary inducements.