October 6, 2015

OMB reviewing new final rule on ACO waivers

From: Lexology

Tammy Ward Woffenden | Locke Lord LLP

Joint waivers issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) relating the application of the physician self-referral law, the Federal anti-kickback statute, and certain civil monetary penalties (CMP) law provisions for specified arrangements involving Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) are due to expire November 2, 2015. . . . On September 9, 2015, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received a Final Rule regarding MSSP Final Waivers (CMS-1439-; RIN 0938-AR30F) for regulatory review. According to the OMB’s website, review of the final rule is still pending.

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