As previously discussed on our Health Industry Washington Watch blog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed regulations “to reduce burden and to facilitate compliance” under the physician self-referral law known as the Stark Law. However, even with changes, the regulations will remain highly complex, with major implications for health care providers that misstep. Providers are encouraged to remain vigilant to ensure Stark Law compliance. CMS is soliciting comments on the proposed rule until 5 p.m. September 8, 2015.

For more information on the implications of CMS’ proposed changes to the Stark Law and the implications they may have for health care providers, read the full Client Alert written by Karl Thallner, Julia Krebs-Markrich, Tom Greeson and Elizabeth Carder-Thompson.