Senate Finance Committee Explores Revisions to Stark Law

Andrew Brantingham

At a July 12, 2016 hearing entitled “Examining the Stark Law: Current Issues and Opportunities,” members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee expressed openness to potentially significant amendments to the Stark Law aimed at alleviating the threat of potentially devastating liability the Stark Law can impose on health care providers that pursue value-based payment models. The Stark Law, 42 U.S.C. § 1395nn, generally prohibits a...