Stark Law Reform

The obsolete restrictions in the Stark self-referral law inhibit quality coordinated care. As we move from a fee-for-service model in Medicare to value-based care, this law prohibits delivery innovation by inhibiting practices from incentivizing their physicians to deliver patient care more effectively and efficiently. 

The Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2019 (H.R.2282, S.966) will address these restrictions for alternative payment mechanisms (APMs) such as Advanced APMs, APMs approved by the Physician Technical Advisory Committee, MIPS APMs and other APMs as specified by the HHS Secretary. Please consider writing your Senator or Representative and urge them to cosponsor this important legislation.