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OIG Rings in the New Year With New Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors

USA - January 12 2017 Just in time for the New Year, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued final regulations…

Jana Kolarik Anderson, Adam J. Hepworth

California’s End of Life Option Act: Key Requirements and Considerations

USA - June 1 2016 On June 9, 2016, California’s End of Life Option Act (the “Act”) will go into effect. The Act authorizes an adult who is suffering from a terminal…

Claire N. Marblestone

Recent EHR Meaningful Use Program Updates

USA - March 1 2016 As we enter the sixth year of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs (commonly referred to as the "Meaningful Use…

M. Leeann Habte

Medicare penalties and bonuses for meaningful use of EHRs revamped as part of the "Doc Fix" bill

USA - June 8 2015 Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive program payment penalties and bonuses have been swept into the modernization of the Medicare…

M. Leeann Habte

OIG releases compliance guidance for health care governing boards

USA - April 30 2015 The Office of Inspector General ("OIG") of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("DHHS") released new compliance guidance for health…

Claire N. Marblestone