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 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 March 31, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a long-awaited Proposed Rule governing accountable care organizations (“ACOs”).
Leveraging the increased enforcement authority granted under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”), for the first time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) imposed a civil monetary ...
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”), enacted on February 17, 2009, was designed to promote the widespread adoption of electronic health records (“EHRs”) and other health information technology tools.
Significant attention has been focused on provisions of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, H.R. 3590 (“PPACA”) that expand the definition of fraud and abuse and enhance the government’s ability to prosecute health care providers.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, H.R. 3590 (“PPACA”).