Comments needed on Stark law burdens

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments through Aug. 24 on how it can reduce regulatory burdens and obstacles to care coordination associated with the physician self-referral (Stark) law.

According to the request for information, CMS is particularly interested in input on the structure of arrangements between parties that participate in alternative payment models or other novel financial arrangements; the need for revisions or additions to exceptions to the physician self-referral law; and terminology related to alternative payment models and the physician self-referral law.