The move to value-based payments has been increasing since the enactment of the ACA in 2010. These developments turned the enforcement of the AKB and Stark on its head, often requiring individual waivers in these programs, and failing to accommodate programs that the public programs would encourage. To account for these changes and the dramatic movement away from volume and towards value and alternative payment mechanisms, in December 2020, CMS and OIG published a new set of safe harbors to the AKB and exceptions to Stark. These changes are highly technical in nature, but absolutely critical for home health agencies and hospices to understand if the wish to play in this venue – especially with the upcoming implementation of the Medicare VBP demonstration project nationwide and expansion of VBPs and alternative payment systems by other payors. Join Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher as they describe the new safe harbors and exceptions and demystify them so that the attendees will understand both the need and how to comply with them and participate safely in these programs.
Faculty: Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law
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