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Stark + AKS Final Regulations

This hub includes information developed by AHLA, as well as government and other resources, to help our members and the public stay abreast of new developments to the two highly anticipated final rules to reform the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute regulations. This hub will be updated with information on upcoming webinars, podcasts, and articles.

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Finding Opportunities: A Practical Look at the New Stark and Anti-Kickback Value-Based Framework (July 21, 2021) - Purchase Recording
Listen along as our panel explored the new Stark and Anti-Kickback value-based framework and took a practical approach to the new exceptions and safe harbors and focused on opportunities to structure arrangements, using a case study format based on actual examples referenced by CMS and the OIG in the commentary to the regulations. Our panel outlined immediate steps that health care leaders can take now to identify potential value-based opportunities.

How to Take Advantage of New Stark Law Compliance Regulations (July 15, 2021) - Purchase Recording
Now that the government has allowed for some regulatory relaxation, how can health care providers take advantage while still mitigating risk? Via panel discussion, this webinar provided a brief overview of the regulatory updates and how they impact provider arrangements. Additionally, panelists discussed how health care providers can and should be proactive in the reconciliation of the management of provider arrangements and the data surrounding them to mitigate potential risk and exposure.

New Stark Regulations and Impact on Fair Market Value/Commercial Reasonableness (January 19, 2021) - Purchase Recording
This on-demand webinar covers: what changes impact fair market value (FMV), how these changes impact various exceptions, if benchmark data is still a useful resource, what other factors can be considered for FMV, and how the recent changes impact a commercial reasonableness analysis. Sponsored by HMS Valuation Partners.

CMS, OIG Insights into Stark and AKS Final Rules Part 2—Flexibilities and Clarifications (January 11, 2021) - Purchase Recording
Hear directly from government representatives about additional flexibilities and clarifications in the physician self-referral law and anti-kickback statute final rules, as well as the cybersecurity and electronic health record provisions. Government representatives from CMS and OIG provide insight on key take-aways from the recently released final rules that clarify and modernize the regulations under these important fraud and abuse laws, and provide needed flexibilities for parties participating in value-based care initiatives and arrangements involving health information technology. Sponsored by HSG Advisors.

Stark and AKS Final Rules: What You Need to Know (January 6, 2021) - Purchase Recording
On November 20, CMS and OIG issued two final rules to reform the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) regulations. The rules are part of the agencies’ broader efforts to remove regulatory barriers to innovation and move toward a more affordable, high quality, value-based health care system, while maintaining important protections for patients. Join leading industry experts for an AHLA on-demand webinar that analyzes key provisions of the final rules.

CMS, OIG Insights into Stark and AKS Final Rules Part 1—Supporting Value-Based Care (December 17, 2020) - Purchase Recording
Government representatives from CMS and OIG provide insight on key take-aways from the highly anticipated physician self-referral law and anti-kickback statute final rules that remove regulatory barriers to value-based care. Hear directly from government representatives regarding the final regulations and important commentary in the preambles of the final rules. Sponsored by SullivanCotter.

Potential Operational Implications of the Stark Law Proposed Rule for Health Care Entities (March 26, 2020) - Purchase Recording
On October 17, 2019, CMS published a proposed rule that would make significant changes to the Stark Law. If finalized, this rule would modify fundamental concepts under the Stark Law including definitions, exceptions, and various “special rules” designed by CMS. In this session we discuss some of the most significant proposed changes to the Stark Law and discuss ways in which they will create opportunities and challenges for hospitals, group practices, providers in value-based care arrangements, and other health care entities.

Federal False Claims Act: A Year in Review (February 27, 2020) - Purchase Recording
Federal False Claims Act recoveries remained at an all-time high in 2019 as the United States government continues the fight against fraud. Last year saw a slew of new case law and announcements from the DOJ and some new enforcement priorities. “A Year in Review” updates you on the current regulatory enforcement environment.

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