Hospitals and health systems are encouraged to submit comments on the proposal rule that would modernize and make major changes to the physician self-referral regulations (Stark law) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released a model comment letter that hospitals and health systems can use to craft their comments to CMS. The letter focuses on the new value-based exceptions, as well as the reforms and clarifications to reduce current Stark law burdens.
All hospitals and health systems are encouraged to submit comments by Dec. 31.
In commenting to CMS on the Stark law, refer to file code CMS-1720-P. Electronic comments on this regulation may be submitted by clicking here and following the “Submit a comment” instructions.
For more information, contact Gwyn Walters at THA, 615-401-7443.