Forty-Five Days and Counting for Current HHS Leadership: Implications for Rulemaking

Before we all turn our full attention to the nominations of Representative Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, and policy consultant Seema Verma to lead CMS, we need to remember that there are still approximately 45 days remaining in the current administration.

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Monday Morning Regulatory Transition Review – 12/5/16: Healthcare Funding Responses; & More

Monday Morning Regulatory Transition Review – 12/5/16: Healthcare Funding Responses; & More

Signs of increased speed in the Obama Administration’s quest to institutionalize its policies became apparent with the approval and publication of several economically significant / major rules, even more lesser rules, and even a proposed adjudication.

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Foreshadowing HIPAA Under the New Administration: Will Transparency Trump Privacy?

By | HIPAA, HITECH & HIT | December 1, 2016
Foreshadowing HIPAA Under the New Administration: Will Transparency Trump Privacy?

It may not come as a surprise that Congressman Tom Price, MD (R-GA), a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act who introduced legislation to replace it last spring, was selected to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Trump administration.

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Office of Inspector General Work Plan Identifies Compliance Areas of Focus for Physicians

By | Physician Law | November 30, 2016
Office of Inspector General Work Plan Identifies Compliance Areas of Focus for Physicians

Earlier this month, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”), the agency charged with enforcement of key federal fraud and abuse laws, published its annual Work Plan identifying the areas of compliance concern under the Medicare program on which it will focus its review efforts in the coming year.

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