Stark and AKS: New and Improved?


Updates to Stark and AKS

On December 2, 2020, CMS and OIG issued their Final Rules relating to the modifications to the Stark Regulations and the Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors proposed in their October 17, 2019 Notices of Proposed Rulemaking.

Complimentary Webinar with CEUs

Many healthcare compliance professionals seek additional education to review knowledge of Stark and AKS and to gain a refresher on the existing rules along with new value- based exceptions and safe harbors.  Compliance issues in healthcare and questions about how to avoid penalties are common. Uncertainty regarding the risks present in value -based arrangements requires the right guidance. If you would like to gain more awareness of these important updates, please register for our complimentary webinar and earn CEU.

This expert led webinar will cover the following objectives: 

  1. Hear from former federal prosecutors regarding the current enforcement climate 
  2. Learn about newly enacted regulations affecting AKS/Stark laws 
  3. Listen to a former compliance officer and current attorney for a large healthcare system

Expert Healthcare Compliance Presenters

Michael-McCarthyMichael McCarthy is a former state and federal prosecutor who is now a Deputy General Counsel at The Cooper Health System in Camden, NJ.  Prior to joining Cooper, Michael was an Assistant United States Attorney in Dallas, TX where he was a member of the Medicare Fraud Task Force.  He now advises his internal clients on numerous issues including legal compliance, regulatory, privacy, business transactions, and 340B.  Michael also is a Vice-Chair of the ABA Health Law Section’s Publications Committee.

Michael can be reached at

Sean-McKennaSean McKenna is a nationally-recognized attorney who solves clients’ healthcare needs and represents companies and executives in white collar cases and investigations.

As a former ten-year Assistant United States Attorney, Associate Counsel to the Inspector General, and General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sean focuses his practice on matters involving the health care industry and regularly represents clients before Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial contractors. Sean’s work includes assisting clients with internal investigations and compliance reviews, as well as advising on compliance with state and federal fraud and abuse rules. He is a frequent invited speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Sean has been part of the ABA Health Law Section’s leadership since 2013, and a member of the State Bar of Texas’s Health Law Section Council from 2013–2018.  Sean can be reached at