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Final Rules Amending the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law Regulations: Part 1

At the end of 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued final rules modifying and expanding upon the regulatory safe harbors and exceptions to the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law, respectively. In Part 1 of this two-part series, Mintz’s Karen Lovitch and Rachel Yount examine the changes to the Anti-Kickback safe harbors, and how they advance the government’s efforts to promote value-based care and reduce the regulatory burdens that impede care coordination.

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Nili S. Yolin helps Mintz's health care clients understand and navigate regulations to maximize business opportunities. Nili helps clients structure transactions, develop and implement compliance programs, and reduce liability risks.

Karen S. Lovitch

Member / Chair, Health Law Practice

Karen S. Lovitch is a Mintz attorney who represents health care companies in regulatory, transactional, and operational matters. She advises them on health care regulations such as the Stark Law and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.

Rachel E. Yount

Associate

Rachel Yount is a Mintz attorney who focuses her practice on health care industry transactions. Her clients include hospitals, health systems and plans, physician organizations, and pharmacy benefit managers.