Congress Introduces Legislation to Enhance Medicare Care Coordination

Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-Coppell) joined three other colleagues to introduce “The Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2017.” H.R. 4206 was introduced to address certain aspects of the Stark Law and physician self-referral laws that are preventing MACRA’s alternative payment models (APMs) from performing.

The updates to the Stark Law are needed for Congress to meet its goal of shifting the Medicare program from a fee-for-service system to a coordinated care model. U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah expressed his interest in updating the Stark and self-referral laws last year.

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