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OCR issues final modifications to the HIPAA privacy, security, breach notification and enforcement rules to implement the HITECH Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2013

On January 25, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule (Final Rule

ONC issues revised certification criteria for EHR technology used to earn incentive payments

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology coordinated its September 4, 2012, release of the 2014 Edition Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Criteria with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ release on the same day of updated meaningful use (MU) criteria for eligible providers to demonstrate MU and earn EHR incentive payments under Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

CMS seeks improved quality of care, patient engagement through Stage 2 meaningful use criteria

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the final rule establishing the Stage 2 meaningful use criteria of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs

Groundbreaking legislation on property tax and sales tax exemptions for Illinois hospitals

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2012

Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn just signed into law a comprehensive and groundbreaking legislative package that significantly changes the criteria for establishing and maintaining property tax exemptions and sales tax exemptions for Illinois not-for-profit hospitals and their affiliates

CMS to extend timetable for implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2012

On December 19, 2011, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule to implement the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which was included as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

CMS issues proposed rule implementing the "Federal Sunshine Law" reporting requirements

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2012

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule implementing the "Sunshine" provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires annual public reporting by certain drug and device manufacturers of payments made by them to physicians and teaching hospitals and of physician ownership interests in such manufacturers

OCR’s proposed revisions to accounting for disclosures standard produces strong opposition from many covered entities

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2011

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reviewing comments submitted by interested parties to OCR’s proposed rule (Proposed Rule) to implement a provision of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) that expands the accounting for disclosures standard under the privacy standards (Privacy Standards) adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA

HHS finalizes new financial conflicts of interest regulations

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published its final rule governing financial conflicts of interest involving investigators conducting Public Health Service (PHS)-supported research

HHS proposes overhaul of human subject protections for domestic clinical trials

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2011

In an advance notice of proposed rulemaking published in the July 26, 2011, Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a request for comments on amendments to 45 C.F.R. Part 46, Subpart A (the Common Rule) to improve protections of human subjects in research and to revise the research process to reduce burdens, delays and ambiguities for investigators

Final rule establishes the permanent certification program for EHR technology

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2011

The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology has finalized the permanent electronic health record (EHR) certification program under which EHR technology will be tested and certified as meeting meaningful use stage 2 certification requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs beginning in 2012