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.  The proposed changes, which are included in the annual proposed update to the Medicare physician fee schedule, are a summarized in a new Reed Smith Client Alert.  The Client Alert notes that while it is encouraging that CMS solicits comments on the impact of the Stark Law on health care delivery and payment reform, “the fact remains that the Stark Law is still too complex, too unwieldy, and too susceptible to differing interpretations.”