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:

  1. Will these proposed revisions deliver the promise of reducing regulatory burdens on providers?
  2. What real-world impact will we see if these proposals are approved?
  3. Are there any unforeseen consequences of these actions?
  4. 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.