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© 2020 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. A Brief Summary of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms (Final Rules) Background On December 2, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) published the final rule, “Revisions to the Safe Harbors Under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Rules Regarding Beneficiary Inducements,” and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule, “Modernizing and Clarifying the Physician Self-Referral Regulations” in the Federal Register.1 These rules are part of the HHS Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, which examined federal regulations that potentially impede health care providers’ efforts to advance the transition to value-based care and improve the coordination of patient care across care settings in federal health care programs and the commercial sector. The AMA submitted comments on both the AKS proposed rule and the ...