AGA Family of Websites:
AGA Journals
AGA Journals
AGA University
AGA University
AGA University
AGA Research Foundation
AGA University
AGA Community
AGA University
AGA Job Board
January 7, 2020

AGA encourages CMS to provide flexibility to physician practices

We support modernizing the Stark self-referral and anti-kickback statute.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

AGA and the physician community have long sought to update the Stark self-referral and anti-kickback statute in the era of value-based care that is contingent on shared-savings and care coordination among other physicians and health care providers.

Specifically, CMS has proposed exceptions directed at value-based arrangements and we believe that this will allow providers to participate in value-based arrangement while still protecting the Medicare program from potential abuses. CMS also has defined the financial risk requirements for value-based arrangements and AGA has urged the agency to finalize the full financial risk to the cost of only a defined set of patient care services for a targeted population.

AGA welcomed many of the changes that CMS is seeking and believes these proposed changes will enable physician practices to engage in value-based arrangements that will improve patient care.

Discussion Icon

Discuss this news

Share this article in the AGA Community, your member-only platform for sharing your thoughts and ideas with your colleagues.

Not a member? Join AGA.

By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy.