Right now, the general feeling in D.C. tends to support scaling back the Stark Law rather than extending it. The Trump administration has made clear that reducing administrative burden on the physician community is a priority, and limiting the Stark Law would go a long way towards reducing that burden.
The exception to this point is the Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act (PIMA), introduced earlier this year in Congress. PIMA would limit the in-office ancillary services exception (IOASE) to the Stark Law by removing certain services from the exception. MGMA opposes PIMA, and has recently joined in a letter
to Congress reiterating our opposition to this legislation. Since PIMA currently has a mere two co-sponsors, it is unlikely that this legislation will be enacted any time soon. MGMA will be monitoring the legislation as the year progresses.
Here is a response
MGMA submitted in August 2018 to a Request for Information regarding the Stark Law.