The House Ways and Means Committee has approved legislation to create an alternative pathway to resolve certain technical violations of the Stark physician self-referral law. The bill, HR 3726, would allow an entity or individual to voluntarily disclose previous inadvertent technical noncompliance (e.g., the arrangement is not signed by one or more parties to the arrangement). If the disclosure were accepted by the Secretary, the entity would pay a civil monetary penalty ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, depending on the date of disclosure, to resolve resulting overpayments. The legislation has not yet been considered by the full House of Representatives.