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EHR Donations and Cybersecurity Technology Exception Included in New Proposed Rules from OIG, CMS


Posted on October 10, 2019 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

On October 9, 2019, both the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued proposed rules pertaining to the Anti-Kickback Statute safe harbor and Civil Monetary Penalties Law exception for EHR Donations (“EHR Donation Rules”), as well as a new safe harbor and exception... READ MORE

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Substance Use Disorder Providers Should Note SAMHSA Proposed Changes to 42 CFR Part 2


Posted on August 30, 2019 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

On August 26, 2019, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (“SAMHSA”) issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing changes to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records at Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2 (“Part 2”). Part 2 is a federal privacy law that protects substance... READ MORE

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Greenway EHR Customers’ Rights from Settlement with Government


Posted on February 12, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced this month news of a Settlement Agreement and a Corporate Integrity Agreement (the “Agreements”) with Greenway Health, LLC (“Greenway”). The Agreements include a payment by Greenway of $57.25 million. Greenway customers... READ MORE

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eClinicalWorks Settlement – Impact on Providers


Posted on June 8, 2017 in Health Information Technology

Published by: Hall Render

The news of the $155 million settlement between eClinicalWorks (“eCW”), several eCW employees and the U.S. Department of Justice has left many current users of the eClinicalWorks EHR (“eCW EHR”) wondering what impact it will have upon them. First, the terms of the settlement provide several rights to current users. Second, actions taken to... READ MORE

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