Health Headlines - February 28, 2011


In This Issue:

- HHS Imposes $4.3 Million CMP for HIPAA Privacy Rule Violations and Announces $1 Million Settlement

- CMS Considers Withdrawing Rule Requiring Physician Signature on Lab Requisitions

- March 7 Deadline for Requesting Corrections to Medicare Wage Index Data

- CMS Launches Medicaid RAC Website

- IRS Delays Form 990 Filing Season for Certain Tax-Exempt Hospitals

- New FDA Rule on Medical Device Data Systems Carries Implications for Healthcare Facilities

- CMS Issues Guidance to State Medicaid Directors Clarifying Maintenance of Effort Requirements

- CMS Announces Plans for A/B MAC Round II Procurements

- King & Spalding 20th Annual Health Law and Policy Forum

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