CMS Issues Proposed Rule Advancing Care Coordination Through Three New Mandatory Episode Payment Models and Introducing a Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model

By | Health Law Advisor | August 15, 2016

If your organization has missed an opportunity to participate in the voluntary Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Initiatives and/or the mandatory CJR program, CMS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has issued a proposed rule introducing three new mandatory Episode Payment Models (EPMs) and a Cardiac Rehabilitation incentive payment model intended to be tested with a broad scope of hospitals which may not have otherwise participated in innovative payment model testing.

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Nine Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Breaches When Responding to Widespread Healthcare Emergencies

By | HIPAA, HITECH & HIT | August 15, 2016
Nine Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Breaches When Responding to Widespread Healthcare Emergencies

The aftermath of the Orlando nightclub tragedy has led to much discussion about ways that healthcare providers can and should deal with compliance with health information privacy requirements in the face of disasters that injure or sicken many individuals in a limited time frame.

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