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.
Medicare plan: Stop paying for hospital complications -- Automatic malpractice??
:May 30, 2007
The denial process will alert patients to the fact that their condition resulted from hospital error, and can be expected to increase malpractice claims for such complications and create a legal argument that these issues are automatically malpractice.