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Association Responds to Anti-Kickback Statute RFI

America’s Essential Hospitals has urged the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to eliminate regulatory barriers in the anti-kickback statute (AKS) and beneficiary inducements civil monetary penalty (CMP) law that impede essential hospitals’ ability to transform care delivery for vulnerable populations.

The association’s Oct. 26 comments respond to a request for information (RFI) OIG issued as it seeks to modify the AKS and CMP law to encourage care coordination. In its response, America’s Essential Hospitals encouraged OIG to:

  • significantly narrow the application of the AKS and CMP law;
  • adopt more flexible approaches to accommodate value-based care and alternative payment models that target the Medicaid and uninsured populations;
  • modify the AKS and CMP law to promote value for all patient populations and to enhance patient access to medical and health-related nonmedical services; and
  • clarify the definition of “fair market value” by incorporating the amount of uncompensated care essential hospitals provide.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Rachel Schwartz is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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