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CMS Explains Stark Waivers – Consider Any Needed Action Now


Posted on April 24, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On April 21, 2020, CMS issued explanatory guidance clarifying the scope and application of the previously issued Stark blanket waivers related to COVID-19 physician arrangements (“Waivers”). Our previous alert on the Waivers can be found here. Action and Timing The Waivers can be relied upon retroactive to March 1, 2020 but will terminate upon the... READ MORE

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CMS Issues New Blanket Stark Waivers for COVID-19 Purposes


Posted on March 31, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On March 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued blanket waivers of several Stark Law requirements related to COVID-19 physician arrangements. These waivers are welcome news to hospitals, health systems and other providers that have been tackling challenging physician contracting, compensation and staffing issues over the past month. Timeframe The... READ MORE

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