The news from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) about the revocation of the electronic health record (EHR) certifications of two EHR products that had previously been certified will have tremendous...more
Marilyn Tavenner received bipartisan support from members of the Senate Committee on Finance in her confirmation hearing to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) though a full Senate vote is being held up,...more
On April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published parallel proposed rules revising, respectively, the Stark...more
On April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) each published proposed rules in the Federal Register...more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued proposed rules that would extend the sunset date for the Stark Law exception and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute safe...more
CMS and OIG issue similar proposed rules to modify the electronic health record exception and safe harbor.
On April 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of...more
While Congress was in recess, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) surprised many when it changed course on Medicare Advantage payment rates – switching from a 2.3 percent reduction to a 3.3 percent increase,...more
On Monday April 8, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released closely aligned proposed rules to extend their parallel...more
The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have proposed to extend the sunset date on the safe harbor and exception for...more
CMS is seeking input regarding ways in which eligible professionals might use clinical quality measures (CQM) data reported to medical boards, specialty societies, regional health care quality organizations or other...more
Several agency actions on the Affordable Care Act out of HHS and Treasury last week include proposed regulations detailing exemptions from the shared responsibility tax, such as an exemption for those who would qualify for...more
Eligible professionals (EPs) who participated in the 2012 EHR Incentive Program must attest by February 28, 2013, to receive their Medicare incentive payments. ...more
As the year’s end approaches, the Hill is a flurry of activity with representatives from various health groups trying to ensure that whatever solution Congress finds to the fiscal cliff problems does not negatively affect...more
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