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CMS proposes significant changes to Stark regulations

Posted over 3 years ago by Nicholas M Perrino

New Exception - Assistance to Employ a Nonphysician Practitioner

"In light of '[s]ignificant changes in our health care delivery and payment systems, as well as alarming trends in the primary care workforce shortage projections,' CMS proposes a new regulatory exception that would permit hospitals, FQHCs, and RHCs to provide remuneration to a physician or physician group to assist with the employment of certain nonphysician practitioners (specifically, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse midwives). In order to qualify for the proposed exception, the arrangement must meet a substantial number of requirements, including limits on the amount of remuneration that may be furnished and the length of time for which such remuneration may be provided."