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Health Law Diagnosed — Final Rules Amending the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law Regulations: Part 2

At the end of 2020, the US 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 2 of this two-part series, Mintz’s Karen Lovitch and Rachel Yount return to examine the changes to the Stark Law regulations, including new defined terms, modifications to existing exceptions, and the government’s efforts to ease compliance burdens associated with this strict liability statute.

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Authors

Nili counsels health care companies in connection with transactional matters such as joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and affiliations, primarily within New York’s heavily regulated environment.

Karen S. Lovitch

Member / Chair, Health Law Practice

Karen advises industry clients on regulatory, transactional, operational, and enforcement matters. She has deep experience handling FCA investigations and qui tam litigation for laboratories and diagnostics companies.

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.