PAI weighs in on ‘anti-kickback’ laws

The Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) recently sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to respond to its ‘Request for Information (RFI) Regarding the Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducements CMP.’

PAI stressed that, “it is important that [HHS] help ensure that the physician-patient relationship is aligned and strengthened so that patients are just as mutually invested in their care as their physicians.”

PAI also issued three key recommendations including…

– “Establishing clear exceptions to the Statute and CMP restrictions for payment models and demonstrations and other arrangements that promote physician-led initiatives to value-based care.”
– “Allowing for physicians to align with other high-quality providers (clinical and non-clinical, including social support organizations) for greater coordinated care and a more holistic approach to patient care.”
– “Encouraging physician-patient relationships through greater patient incentives and rewards that promote and support the delivery of high-value, low-cost care and contribute towards greater coordinated care that improves outcomes.”

PAI concluded the letter by stating that it “supports [HHS’] efforts to address the complexities and obstacles currently created by the Statute and CMP.”

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