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Government Close to Releasing Health Anti-Fraud Reforms

Jan. 30, 2019, 5:29 PM

The government is close to releasing two proposals that would reform anti-fraud laws critics say are blocking the move toward more coordinated patient care.

The Department of Health and Human Services is far along in the process of completing two proposed rules to reform the Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the Stark law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan said during a Jan. 30 Brookings Institution event.

The rules will be sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final review once they’re ready, Hargan said.

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