On October 29, 2015, CMS issued its Final Rule setting forth waivers of the application of the physician self-referral law (the Stark law), the Federal anti-kickback statute (AKS), and the civil monetary penalties (CMP) law provision relating to beneficiary inducements, to specified accountable care organizations (ACOs) arrangements under section 1899 of the Social Security Act (the Shared Savings Program). The Final Rule became effective October 29, 2015, upon publication in the Federal Register.
The Final Rule sets forth detailed eligibility requirements for the following five waivers:
The foregoing waivers were finalized as promulgated in the interim final rule, with the exception of the following changes made in the Final Rule:
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