The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced an opportunity for public comment on its voluntary self-referral disclosure protocol (SRDP). The voluntary SRDP is a way to resolve technical violations under the physician self-referral law (commonly known as the Stark Law) by submitting information to CMS about prohibited conduct. During this period, CMS is accepting public comments on an updated SRDP submission process that could reduce the burdens on physician groups by limiting the information required to be disclosed to only a single form per disclosure instead of separate physician information forms for each physician included in a voluntary disclosure. This proposal may streamline the current SRDP process for physician group practices when they face technical violations of the Stark Law.

Read on for more details and information about commenting on this proposal.