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”).