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ONC Expected to Release Proposed Information Blocking Rule Soon
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 17 2018

It has now been one month since the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information


House Opioid Measure Frenzy Continues
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2018

Over a period of two weeks in June, the House passed several bills aimed at combating the ongoing opioid epidemic. Our summary of the earlier measures


New OCR Checklist Outlines How Health Care Facilities Can Fight Cyber Extortion
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2018

As technology has advanced, cyber extortion attacks have risen, and they will continue to be a major security issue for organizations. Cyber extortion


Government Review of EHR Incentive Programs Raises Risk of FCA Liability for Health Care and Software Companies
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • December 18 2017

On 12 December 2017, the Department of Justice announced that, 21st Century Oncology had agreed to pay USD 26 million to the government in part to


House Asks HHS to Develop Health Care Cyber Risk Plan
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 30 2017

Last week, the Chairman on the House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce, Greg Walden (R-OR), sent a formal letter to the Dept. of


Trump Administration Takes on VA Telehealth Opportunities
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 11 2017

Throughout the campaign season and the first months of Donald Trump's presidency, the current Administration has voiced a commitment to furthering


Round Two: Significant Telehealth Expansion Re-Proposed in Bipartisan Senate Bill
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

On May 3, 2017, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act of 2017 (S. 1016) (CONNECT Act of 2017)


"Meaningfully Useful" Risk Mitigation Strategies for Providers Following the eClinicalWorks Settlement
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH Act") established financial incentives under Medicare and Medicaid for


OIG Estimates CMS Made $730 Million in Improper EHR Incentive Payments, Based on Small Sample of Claims
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) estimates that CMS made $729.4 million in Electronic Health Incentive (EHR) payments to providers who did


Disrupting the Health Care Cybersecurity Model (or Lack Thereof): Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force Calls Out Regulatory Barriers
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2017

The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force (“the Task Force”) released the Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry on