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Altering Doctor Self-Referral Rule on Medicare Agency Agenda (Corrected)

July 12, 2018, 8:09 PMUpdated: July 12, 2018, 8:30 PM

The Medicare and Medicaid agency hopes to address barriers to coordination and value-based care caused by a self-referral law by the end of the year, according to the agency’s administrator, Seema Verma.

The agency is focusing on moving toward value-based care, and to do that it needs to “foster more coordination,” Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said July 12. The physician self-referral law, also called the Stark law, is a barrier “within the system” to moving toward value-based care.

Recently, the agency released a request for information in late June asking for public comments ...

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