Hear from a former federal prosecutor and regulator regarding the state of affairs for healthcare providers, operational, and compliance professionals. Catch-up on recent theories and outcomes in a variety of liability settings. Gain insights into current state and federal enforcement initiatives.
Value-Based Amendments to the Stark Law and the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute
On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services issued amendments to the Stark Law and the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute intended to clear hurdles to the adoption of value-based payment arrangements by healthcare providers. CMS and OIG attempted to accomplish this goal through modifications to existing Exceptions/Safe Harbors and the addition of new Exceptions/Safe Harbors. Alongside these modified/new Exceptions, CMS made other modifications to the Stark Regulations in an effort to reduce the burden of such Regulations and to decrease the need for self-disclosures by healthcare providers under the Regulations by loosen-up certain technical requirements of many Stark Exceptions. This session will provide a high-level overview of these amendments to the Stark Law and the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute and their potential impact on healthcare providers.
Healthcare, perhaps more than any other industry, has been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how the healthcare transactional marketplace has changed after COVID-19, and what we should expect moving forward for mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructures.
With numbers beginning to stabilize and vaccines becoming more widely available, states and federal agencies are beginning to plan how to transition out of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. During this presentation, we will discuss the new and continuing COVID challenges that will face healthcare providers in 2021, including vaccination of the workforce; the continued need for testing, quarantine, and mask policies in the workplace; and preparation for the end of exceptions and waivers under the Public Health Emergency.