CMS now requires Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers and suppliers to disclose certain affiliations they may have with other providers and suppliers who are considered “bad actors.”
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As healthcare has evolved from strictly fee-for-service toward more value-based care models, these laws can make it difficult for physicians to coordinate care for a patient across facilities.
The proposed rules released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in October 2019 include new exceptions and safe harbors, as well as clarifications to the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the civil monetary penalty prohibition against beneficiary inducements.
The federal government is pushing forward with regulatory action that it hopes will end data blocking and promote more sharing of patient information.
Our readers speak out.
The Trump administration has proposed rolling back federal rules prohibiting discrimination in healthcare against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals that are part of the Affordable Care Act.
Healthcare experts weigh in on the five new payment models for primary care
What should physicians say to their patients?
Sometimes it just isn’t worth going at it alone.
Groups representing primary care physicians said new state laws restricting abortion impede the physician-patient relationship and may jeopardize patient care.