Closing Keynote

1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Regulatory Reform at Health & Human Services (HHS)

Providers have long argued that the Stark Law and Antikickback Statute are roadblocks to innovation and care coordination.


This presentation will discuss how Health & Human Services (HHS) under the leadership of President Trump and Secretary Azar are promoting value-based care. Specifically, how HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan is leading an initiative to look at how regulations, including Stark and the anti-kickback statute, can be modified to spur delivery system transformation. 


Key topics include:

  • Looking at outdated regulations or policies that might be hindering investment in healthcare

  • Deputy Secretary Hargan’s Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care: #RS2CC. The department is looking at the Antikickback Statute, Stark Law, HIPAA and 42 CFR part 2 to see how updating these regulations can improve care coordination

  • HHS is also looking at how AI can properly be used at FDA, CMS, NIH


Eric Hargan

Deputy Secretary

Department of Health and Human Services

Eric D. Hargan is the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS is dedicated to promote and enhance the health and well-being of the American people and as the largest department in the federal government has an annual budget in excess of 1.3 Trillion dollars and over 80,000 employees across 26 divisions. As Deputy Secretary, he is the Chief Operating Officer is a responsible for day-to-day operations and management of the department in addition to leading policy and strategy development. Mr. Hargan was sworn into office as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on October. 6, 2017. He immediately served as Acting Secretary of HHS from October 2017 to January 2018.