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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.