FINAL INTERIM RULES ISSUED ON HIPAA DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION
:Aug 26, 2009
CMS issues HIPAA "final interim" data breach regulations with September 24 effective date. Enforcement may be delayed to February 2010.
ID THEFT SCAM AIMED AT DOCTORS
:Jun 26, 2009
CMS warns of false information requests.
NEXT THREAT -- MEDICARE REPORTING AND SECTION 111
:May 19, 2009
Are tricks, traps, and time-bombs the tools of choice for US healthcare reform?
CMS New CoP's On Informed Consent -- Full Text
:Jul 19, 2007
New regulations specify contents that must be included in an informed consent effective April 2007 and hospital policies and procedures required to comply with Medicare CoP's.
FULL TEXT revision of COP's (24 pg) Text Format
:Jan 17, 2007
Revions to Verbal Order verification, history and physical, pharmacy, and Anesthesia standards with administrative comments. Federal Register Nov. 27, 2006.
Revised Conditions of Participation Effective September 15th
:Aug 24, 2005
CMS has issued revised conditions of participation standards and site review guidelines affecting physician supervision of nurse midwives, patient grievance procedures, availability of emergency laboratory services and responsibility for therapeutic diet orders.