Learn how blanket waivers can help health systems address issues with their real estate lease arrangements.

Briefing - COVID-19 CMS Waivers

On March 30, 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services issued a number of blanket waivers of section 1877(g) of the Social Security Act due to the declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. 

A number of blanket waivers relax certain compliance requirements under the Stark Law for different types of arrangements with referral sources, including, but not limited to, real estate lease arrangements with referral sources.

In this paper, RTG talks about blanket waivers that should help health systems address the issues related to their real estate lease arrangements with referral sources that are likely to arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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