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MedPAC Recommends Reduction To Hospital Outpatient Department, LTCH Payment Rates, Increases To Inpatient Acure Care Hospital...

On January 16, the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) unanimously voted to recommend that Congress direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to...more

1/30/2014 - Healthcare Healthcare Reform Hospitals Inpatient Billing Long-Term Care Medicare MedPAC

Privacy and Security Alert: January 9th, 2014

On December 5, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reported on the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) compliance as of May 2011 with oversight and enforcement of the Security Rule and compliance with federal cybersecurity...more

1/10/2014 - CMS Compliance Confidential Information Cybersecurity Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technologies HHS HIPAA HITECH NIST OCR OIG Patient Privacy Rights Personally Identifiable Information Right to Privacy Security Audits Security Rule

Final EHR Donation Rules Issued in Time for the New Year

On December 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules revising the Stark exception (42 CFR...more

12/31/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute CMS EHR Electronic Medical Records HHS Laboratories OIG Physicians Safe Harbors Stark Law

2013 – The Health Law Year in Review

As 2013 draws to a close, we are pleased to look back on the year that was and highlight some of the key developments in the ever-changing field of health law. While a great deal of attention was focused on the implementation...more

12/30/2013 - Acquisitions Affordable Care Act CMS Drug Compounding Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare.gov HIPAA HITECH Hospitals Medicaid Expansion Medicare Part A Mergers MHPAEA Physician Payments Physician-Owned Distributors Stark Law

Checklist for Covered Entities and Business Associates

As the countdown to the compliance deadline for the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act Omnibus Rule begins, we offer the following as a reminder of tasks that covered entities,...more

9/2/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection HIPAA HITECH PHI

OIG Issues Revised Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol

On April 17, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revised its Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP), originally published in 1998, and updated in...more

5/2/2013 - Amended Regulation False Claims Act OIG Self-Disclosure Requirements

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on the New Community Health Needs Assessments Required for Charitable Hospitals

On April 5, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service published proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) in the Federal Register that provide guidance to charitable hospital organizations on the community health needs assessment...more

4/25/2013 - Affordable Care Act CHNA Excise Tax Healthcare IRS Reporting Requirements

HIPAA and HITECH Privacy and Security Rule Update: Final Omnibus Rule

The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published today the much anticipated final omnibus rule implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health...more

1/28/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement Fundraisers GINA HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Marketing Notice Requirements OCR PHI Privacy Rule

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