For the past several years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has incentivized hospitals and eligible professionals to adopt and make “meaningful use” of certified electronic health records (“EHR”) technology through the Medicare and Medicaid Meaningful Use programs.
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014 (the “Bill”), which would extend the existing terrorism insurance coverage under TRIA, appears that it will now expire as of December 31, 2014 barring further action from Congress.
The shifting guidance on whether the industry should report mere funding of educational events, the likely enforcement ahead by federal and state agencies, and maps showing the “hotspots” of consulting, food and beverage, and travel and lodging payments: here’s what you should know now about the Sunshine Act / Open Payments database.
Case law regarding written description is in a state of flux so it is beneficial for the patent practitioner to understand some key Federal Circuit decisions involving the written description requirement.
This post addresses the changes that the rule would make to how CMS assigns beneficiaries to an ACO participating in the MSSP.
I spent two days among the 4,000 attendees at the 2014 mHealth Summit last week.
On December 8, 2014, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it has agreed to settle potential HIPAA Security Rule violations with Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS), a five-facility, nonprofit organization providing behavioral health care services to children, adults, and families in Anchorage, Alaska.
Alejandro Moreno—associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin—shares his insight into the Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, released by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Last week we published an article discussing the nuances of investing in a healthcare business with heavy “out-of-network” reimbursement. We get a lot of questions from funds and lenders on this topic as such investments involve very specific regulatory and business risks.
In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released two new sources of data that are intended to increase transparency related to federal payments to physicians. They also, however, present a risk of being used by whistleblowers and attorneys to support qui tam lawsuits alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), the Anti-Kickback Act or the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly called the Stark Law.