The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has planned a special open-door forum to discuss the final rule that was released on November 20, 2020. This final rule clarified the regulations that interpret the federal physician self-referral law (known as the Stark Law). It supports CMS’s “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative by reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on physicians and other health care providers. It also reinforces the Stark Law’s goal of protecting patients from unnecessary services and the practice of being led to less convenient, lower quality, or more expensive services because of a physician’s financial self-interest. This final rule will be published in the December 2, 2020 Federal Register.
Agenda topics for this special call include:
- Exceptions that Facilitate the Transition to Value-Based Care Delivery and Payment Arrangements
- New Guidance and Clarifications Related to Key Terminology of the Stark Law
- Flexibilities to Enhance Compliance and Reduce Burden
This open-door forum will be held on December 2, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time. To participate, use the information below:
Dial-In Number: 1-888-455-1397
Participant Passcode ID #: 2037400
A transcript and audio recording of this open-door forum will be posted to the Podcast and Transcripts webpage.