On June 23, 2011, the United States Supreme Court struck down Vermont’s law restricting the sale, disclosure, and use of pharmacy records that reveal the prescribing patterns of individual physicians.
A key element of the Affordable Care Act’s health care delivery and payment reform agenda is the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
On June 8, 2011, CMS published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) to implement a provision of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) giving qualified entities access to Medicare claims data for use in evaluating the performance of health care providers.
On May 27, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (the “NPRM”) to modify the accounting of disclosures provision of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act’s (“HIPAA”) Privacy ...
On May 19, 2011, the Office of the Federal Register put on display a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) implementing a provision of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) that prohibits certain newly-eligible Covered Entities from receiving discounts on orphan drugs under the ...
On May 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (“HHS”) Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) released two audit reports focused on the federal government’s health information security activities.
On Friday, April 29, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued draft regulations establishing a framework for states to apply in analyzing whether their Medicaid payment policies comply with federal access requirements.
Academic medical centers, integrated entities, hospitals that employ physicians and medical groups may not be taking the needed steps to secure payment of physician “meaningful use” incentives from Medicare and Medicaid.
On March 31, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a long-awaited Proposed Rule governing accountable care organizations (“ACOs”).
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sweeping federal legislation designed to bring about near universal coverage and transform how health care is paid for and delivered throughout the United States.