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

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)....

Jennifer S. Geetter, Bernadette M. Broccolo, Daniel F. Gottlieb.

Final rule establishes the permanent certification program for EHR technology

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....

Bernadette M. Broccolo, Daniel F. Gottlieb.

Final 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule update implements key reform provisions

USA - December 2 2010 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) update (Final 2011 Update), first proposed by CMS on July 13, 2010....

Daniel H. Melvin, Amy Hooper Kearbey, Peter R. Leone.