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Health and human services releases new HIPAA regulations

USA - January 28 2013 Last week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released final regulations modifying existing HIPAA enforcement, privacy and...

OIG offers guidance on cardiology co-management agreement

USA - January 8 2013 This week the Office of Inspector General published an interesting Advisory Opinion (AO 12-22) dealing with a cardiology co-management agreement between a...

Eleventh hour and no "doc fix" - what else is new?

USA - December 31 2012 It appears to be business as usual on Capitaol Hill this New Year's Eve. Once again, Congress has failed to fix the sustainable growth rate formula in the...

Don't expect hospital employment to be free from economic pressures

USA - December 27 2012 Finding it increasingly difficult to remain profitable in private practice, many physicians are turning to hospital employment to avoid the economic...

OIG issues favorable advisory opinion on free technology from hospital

USA - December 26 2012 Physicians in private practice are increasingly relying upon their local hospitals for assistance in making the transition to full-fledged electronic...