CMS Publishes Interim Final Rule on GINA

On Wednesday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the interim final rule for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). In it, CMS modifies the HIPAA privacy rule to explicitly include genetic information within the definition of health information.  The rule also proposes to: prohibit health plans from using or disclosing protected health information that is genetic information for underwriting...

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Analyzing the ICD-10 Final Rule

AHIMA has posted a 13-page analysis of the final rule on the implementation of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. The summary is a good overview of the lengthier final rules published in the Federal Register. The final rule was published January 16. It designates ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS as medical data code sets under HIPAA, replacing the 30-year-old ICD-9-CM set. There is a single compliance date of October 1, 2013. In the final rule, the...

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