Corporate Compliance

Regulations: CMS publishes IPF PPS update for 2011, OCR asks for information on accounting of disclosures

Medicare Insider, May 4, 2010

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OCR posts request for information under HITECH

On May 3, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published in the Federal Register a request for information pursuant to the HITECH Act’s requirement to revise the HIPAA Privacy Rule to require covered entities to account for disclosures of protected health information to carry out treatment, payment, and health care operations if such disclosures are through an electronic health record. The OCR’s request for information is aimed at helping us better understand the interests of individuals with respect to learning of such disclosures, the administrative burden on covered entities and business associates of accounting for such disclosures, and other information that may inform rulemaking in this area.

View the OCR’s request.

CMS issues 2011 IPF PPS update

On April 30, CMS published in the Federal Register updates to the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) PPS for rate year 2011, effective July 1, 2010.

View the IPF PPS update.



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