Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Danielle Sloane was part of a panel of healthcare lawyers that answered questions related to the October 9 proposed changes to the Stark Law that were released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In summary, Danielle lauded the agencies for added flexibility and important clarifications, but cautioned, “[a]t the end of the day, these laws contain a maze of definitions, exceptions or safe harbors, special rules and thousands of pages of preamble guidance; and, the risk of any missteps remains high.”
Danielle provided analysis in response to the following questions:
- Will these proposed revisions deliver the promise of reducing regulatory burdens on providers?
- What real-world impact will we see if these proposals are approved?
- Are there any unforeseen consequences of these actions?
- Are there any icebergs looming for this proposal that may jeopardize implementation?
The full article, “Healthcare Lawyers Weigh In on Proposed Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Revisions,” was published by HealthLeaders on October 15, 2019, and is available online.