Key Points of the New Stark Law and AKS Final Rules

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CLE credits earned: 2 General Credits (WA 2 Law and Legal)

On November 20, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule related to the Medicare Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law). Nearly simultaneously, the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG), released a Final Rule, which amends various safe harbors to the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). The changes appear to be based, in large part, on value-based healthcare delivery and payment systems. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the Medicare 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, these important areas of healthcare law need to be appreciated in conjunction with one another. The purpose of this webinar, which is Part I of a two-part series, is to highlight the key changes, along with the similarities and differences in the language between the two Final Rules, as well as providing context in relation to COVID-19 and the new 2021 Physician Fee Schedule.

Key topics to be discussed:

Changes to the Stark Law
Changes to the Anti-kickback Statute
Value based purchasing

Date / Time: December 21, 2020

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Original Broadcast Date: December 21, 2020

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA | Principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C. (Houston, TX)

Ms. Rose has a unique background, having worked in many different facets of healthcare, securities, cybersecurity, as well as international law and business throughout her career. Her practice focuses on a variety of cybersecurity, health care and securities law issues related to industry compliance and transactional work, as well as representing plaintiffs in Dodd-Frank/False Claims Act whistleblower claims.

In addition to being extensively published and a sought-after presenter and quoted expert, Ms. Rose holds an MBA with minors in healthcare and entrepreneurship from Vanderbilt University, and a law degree from Stetson University College of Law, where she graduated with various honors, including the National Scribes Award and The William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.

Ms. Rose is licensed in Texas and is a Fellow of the Federal Bar Association. Currently, she is the Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Government Relations Committee, the co-editor of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Enterprise Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Entities (2nd Edition), as well as a co-author of the books The ABCs of ACOs and What Are International Business Considerations? She has been named consecutively to the Texas Bar College, the National Women Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 25 and Houstonia Magazine’s Top Lawyers for healthcare. In 2019, she was also named to the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100, as well as 1st Healthcare Compliance’s 2019 Top Presenter. Ms. Rose is also an Affiliated Member with the Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, where she teaches bioethics. See www.rvrose.com for additional information.

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I. What is Value Based Purchasing? 2:00-2:15
II. Value Based Enterprise and other critical definitions from both the AKS and Stark Law Final Rules 2:15-2:35
III. AKS Final Rule nuances 2:35-3:05
IV. Stark Law Final Rule nuances 3:05-3:20
V. COVID implications and the Medicare 2021 Physician Fee Schedule 3:20-3:30
VI. Compliance Suggestions 3:30-3:45
VII. Conclusion and Questions 3:45-4:00