interviewed McGuireWoods healthcare associate
Timothy Fry for a
Nov. 25, 2020, story on regulatory changes to the Physician Self-Referral Law— also
known as the Stark Law — that are designed to ease administrative burdens
The changes approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
will take effect Jan. 19, 2021. The reforms are expected to make it easier
for hospitals and physician groups to comply with the Stark Law and provide
them with greater flexibility as they move toward value-based care, MedCity News reported.
“We’re still digesting the 600-plus pages that [CMS] put out,” Fry said.
“But some of our initial feelings and views are that the final rule is
going to be helpful in reducing some of those questions [we get from
clients], providing more clarity and hopefully allowing the industry to
avoid things that CMS thinks is improper.”
Fry and partner
Gretchen Heinze Townshend, both based in the firm’s Chicago office, outlined key changes to the
Stark Law, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Civil Monetary
Penalties Law in a
Nov. 23, 2020, client alert.