More False Claims Act Lawsuits Ahead for EHR Vendors, Whistleblower Attorney Says

More lawsuits against electronic health record (EHR) vendors that skirt “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements are likely on the horizon, according to a whistleblower attorney from Washington, DC.

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CMS: Healthcare Accrediting Agencies Don’t Need to Make Inspection Reports Public

CMS recently withdrew a proposal that would have required healthcare accreditors to publicly publish deficiencies found in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

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Obtaining Direct Access to Another Party’s Electronic Health Record
Aug24

Obtaining Direct Access to Another Party’s Electronic Health Record

This month’s Legal eSpeaking post discusses a case in which the plaintiff obtained direct access to inspect a defendant’s EHR as part of discovery.

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ONC Responds to ROI Questions During AHIMA Webinar

This summer has demonstrated hope for consumers and HIM professionals who have long been frustrated by the confusion that can ensue when a patient requests access to their health information.

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CMS Eliminates Cardiac Payment Model Programs, Relaxes Joint Replacement Care Models

CMS announced this week that it is eliminating two new payment models entirely, the Episode Payment Model and the Cardiac Rehabilitation incentive payment model, and easing requirements for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.

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