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House Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing on Modernizing Stark Law

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Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on the Stark Law. The hearing examined the need to modernize the physician self-referral law, as well as possible solutions that would facilitate the Medicare program’s successful transition to value-based care. Witnesses urged Congress to amend the existing law to reflect modern care practices.

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for information on how the Stark Law impedes care coordination and recommendations on how to address its burdens. CHA is soliciting input from members about the request for information; comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on Aug. 24.