Statements from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Interoperability Flexibilities amid the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.Read More
By Sheba Vine – The Department of Justice, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and several other law enforcement agencies, recently announced the results of its national health care fraud takedown.
By Nathaniel M. Lacktman – The Office of Inspector General at the Department of HHS just published a new report on OIG’s review of Medicare payments for telehealth services. The objective of the OIG review was to determine whether or not CMS paid practitioners for telehealth services that met Medicare requirements.
By Jim Tate – The Office of Inspector General last week released the Followup Review: CMS’s Management of The Quality Payment Program. In 2016 OIG published their initial assessment of the management of the QPP by CMS.
By Jared Smith – The government pays over a trillion dollars for health care through the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This is more than on space exploration, education, international aid and all branches of the military combined.
By Frank Sivilli – The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released two reports last week urging the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to retool its HIPAA enforcement efforts by the start of 2016.
By Matt Fisher – National Health IT Week was a busy time with regard to government announcements. First, the final rule for Meaningful Use Stage 3 and Modifications was released and second, on the same day, the OIG released a reminder about information blocking concerns.
By Art Gross – The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has issued a report that is critical of the Office for Civil Rights. OIG concluded that OCR is not fulfilling its responsibility to enforce HIPAA regulations that safeguard protected health information (PHI) and to ensure that organizations protect patient’s privacy.
By Matt Fisher – The Office of the Inspector General HHS recently released the review results from its assessment of the Office for Civil Rights oversight of the HIPAA Compliance Rule. Not too surprisingly, the OIG found weaknesses in the way in which OCR oversees compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.