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HHS releases HIPAA and HITECH Act mega-rule

USA - January 17 2013 Today, the Department of Health and Human Services released an omnibus rule making changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…

CMMI and PCORI announce availability of significant federal research funding

USA - May 29 2013 On Wednesday, May 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)…

Douglas B. Swill, Ilisa Halpern Paul.

Physician Payment Sunshine Act final rule released

USA - February 1 2013 Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited final rule implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act…

How important is CMS's recent release of hospital inpatient and outpatient charges data?

USA - July 8 2013 In an attempt to further its goal of creating a more transparent, patient-centric health care delivery system, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…

Christopher B. Anderson, Robert W. McCann.

P.T.O. reopens public hearing on genetic diagnostic testing

USA - January 31 2013 On January 10, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) conducted a third (and likely final) public hearing on the impact of patents…

Christine Norris, Robert W. McCann, Robyn S. Shapiro.