Posted on August 27, 2018

NEHI Submits Comments to CMS Regarding the Physician Self-Referral Law

NEHI's comments put the physician self-referral law, also known as the Stark Law, in the context of related and necessary reforms to promote value-based payment of provider services, for the purchase of biopharmaceuticals, and to support strategies such as telehealth and other forms of “distributed” health care. CMS should pursue these changes as part of its effort to shift payment to reward better patient outcomes and higher value care.

On Friday, August 24, NEHI submitted a response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which was seeking information from the public on how to address any undue regulatory impact and burden of the physician self-referral law.

NEHI's comments put the physician self-referral law, also known as the Stark Law, in the context of related and necessary reforms to promote value-based payment of provider services, for the purchase of biopharmaceuticals, and to support strategies such as telehealth and other forms of “distributed” health care. NEHI noted that CMS should pursue these changes as part of its effort to shift payment to reward better patient outcomes and higher value care.

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