At the last hour, CMS extended the deadline for publishing much anticipated changes to the Stark Law. Originally expected for publication this past August, CMS extended the deadline to August 2021, noting that “… we are still working through the complexity of the issues raised by comments received on the proposed rule and therefore we are not able to meet the announced publication target date.” Together with the OIG’s counterpart rule, the proposed rules contain the potential for significant modernization of the Stark Law and Anti-kickback Statute as part of the “Regulatory Spring to Coordinated Care” as well as increased alignment and coordination between the two sets of laws.