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Meaningful use update

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2011

As the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (IT) at HHS works to implement meaningful use requirements in the adoption of electronic health records (EHR), industry stakeholders have begun to weigh in on the need to delay the onset of Stage 2 in this process

Providers weigh in with deficit reduction super committee

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2011

As the debt reduction “super committee” tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in savings by late November continues to meet, healthcare providers with a stake in the committee’s action (or inaction) have begun to weigh in on the deficit reduction process

CMS unveils final rule on electronic prescribing program

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule to amend the Medicare electronic prescribing incentive program

DME industry voices competitve bidding concern

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2011

A bipartisan briefing was held for House of Representatives staff on March 1, in order to hear the concerns of durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers with regard to the new Medicare DME competitive bidding program

Consensus at Senate hearing: Medicare reform is necessary

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2012

Healthcare industry executives speaking at a Senate Finance Committee roundtable hearing on June 14 agreed that the current Medicare physician payment system is in need of reform

Accountable care organization (ACO) efforts ramp up

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2011

On February 11, eight Democratic Senators sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), asking the two entities to work together on antitrust guidance for the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that will soon be created under the new healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

CMS report addresses Recovery Audit Contractors' actions

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a report to Congress detailing the actions of Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs

CMS publishes final 36-month rule

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2010

As we reported to you in our September 27 update, several dozen comments associated with CMS’s proposed rule for the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update for Calendar Year 2011 addressed the so-called “36-month rule” for home health agencies (HHAs) that went into effect in January 2010

Administration delays online enrollment for small businesses; CMS issues four CY2014 final rules

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2013

On November 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced its plan to delay online enrollment in the Small Business Health Options