April 09, 2020

CMS Issues Blanket Waivers of Sanctions Under Stark in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

CMS issued a sweeping set of waivers on March 30 related to the physician self-referral law (Stark), as part of its COVID-19 public health emergency declaration. CMS issued provider-specific guidance on how the waivers, including the Stark blanket waiver, will impact physicians and other clinicians. Notably, the Stark blanket waiver would protect only remuneration and referrals that are related to a broad set of COVID-19 purposes.