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Practices could accept cybersecurity donations under new Stark Law

Proposed changes to the Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the Stark Law, and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute would enable health systems and health care providers to collaborate on cybersecurity, such as allowing hospitals to donate cybersecurity software to referring providers. "We believe that omitting a contribution requirement may allow providers with limited resources to receive protected cybersecurity donations, while also using their own resources to invest in other technology not protected by the safe harbor, such as updating legacy hardware that may pose a cybersecurity risk, or simply investing in their own computers, phones, and other hardware," the HHS proposal says.

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