New Stark and AKS Safe Harbors and Exceptions for Value-Based Care

January 21, 2021

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On December 2, 2020, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued final rules that amend the safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).  On the same date, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules that amend the exceptions to the Stark Self-Referral Law.

The purpose of these final rules is to remove potential regulatory barriers to care coordination and value-based care, part of the Regulatory Sprint by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to accelerate the transformation of the health care system into one that better pays for value and promotes care coordination. 

In this webinar, FTLF attorney Adam Falcone will provide an overview of the new exceptions and safe harbors for value-based care and explain the framework that OIG and CMS have used to define value-based.  The course will also cover how the new exceptions and safe harbors might provide protections to health centers that participate in value-based arrangements.

Target Audience

  • C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs
  • Compliance Staff
  • Quality Improvement Staff
  • Managed Care Contracting Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the new safe harbors and exceptions for value-based care
  • Describe value-based arrangements that would be protected by the new rules
  • Modify existing arrangements to comply with the new rules
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/21/2021 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
01/21/2021 - 2:00pm EST


Adam J. Falcone is a Partner in FTLF’s national health law practice group, where he counsels a diverse spectrum of community-based organizations that render primary and behavioral healthcare services. Adam counsels clients on a wide range of health law issues, with a focus on fraud and abuse, reimbursement and payment, and antitrust and competition matters. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


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  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

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  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: C-Suite: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs; Compliance Staff; Quality Improvement Staff; and Managed Care Contracting Staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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