It’s About Time! Congress Signals Willingness to Examine Changes to Stark Law Luncheon
This luncheon is presented by the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group and sponsored by PYA
This event is not included in the program registration. There is an additional fee, limited attendance, and pre-registration required.
Health care reform and the rise of alternate payment models have been complicated by the limits imposed by the Stark Law. Now, lawmakers are considering making revisions to accommodate these structural changes in the ways in which health care services are delivered and paid for. This effort is now underway in Congress as Chairman Orrin Hatch of the Senate Finance Committee recently released a white paper discussing specific suggestions to improve the Stark Law. Chairman Hatch acknowledged that the Stark Law, as currently structured, poses challenges to meaningful health care reform, stating:
"The health care industry has changed significantly since Stark was first implemented, and while the original goals of the Stark law were appropriate, today it is presenting a real burden for hospitals and doctors trying to find new ways to provide high quality care while reducing costs as they work to implement recent health care reforms."
This panel will examine the emerging potential for changes and address the following:
- How structural shifts in the industry and the new payment models are driving change
- What are the key areas of Congressional focus and what changes are being considered
- Potential timing of changes and how to navigate decision-making and advising health care entities in a changing landscape
- How to get involved in this critical national discussion
Kimberly Brandt, Chief, Oversight Counsel, US Senate Finance Committee, Washington, DC
Jacqueline C. Baratian, Alston & Bird, LLC, Washington, DC
Senior Staff Member, Senate Minority, Sen. Wyden’s office (Invited)