Starting today, January 19, 2021, health care organizations nationwide must comply with new regulations aimed at modernizing and streamlining key regulations under the federal Stark and Anti-Kickback Statutes. As we’ve noted in our prior alerts and content, the impact of these new regulations will be significant. The new regulations show that CMS and OIG have delivered on their promise to work on modernizing and streamlining the Stark and Anti-Kickback requirements.

It is important to note that most changes went into effect today, although one addition to the Stark group practice compensation distribution regulations is not effective until January 1, 2022. Health care organizations will need to move quickly to react and adapt to the interpretations and positions taken by CMS and OIG.

These new regulations will drive health care contracting, compensation models and compliance strategies for years to come. As a next step, please review our prior resources on the new regulations:

Hall Render Client Alerts

Hall Render attorneys have prepared and will continue to prepare topic-specific alerts related to Stark and Anti-Kickback reform. All of these relevant alerts can be found here. This landing page will continue to update as new alerts are published.

Hall Render Webinars

Additionally, Hall Render has presented two recent webinars discussing the mechanics of the new regulations. Recordings of the webinars can be accessed here:

  • The Sprint to Value in Health Care: An Overview of Stark and Anti-Kickback Rules Changes, recorded on December 1, 2020, can be found here.
  • COVID-19, Stark Reform, and the Evolving Physician Compensation Landscape, recorded on December 8, 2020, can be found here.