Corporate Compliance

Regulations: CMS proposes OPPS changes, HHS issues HIPAA-HITECH regulations

Medicare Insider, July 13, 2010

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HHS releases HIPAA-HITECH changes

On July 8, HHS posted a display copy of a proposed rule to modify HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement, pursuant to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH). Among other changes, the rule would extend HIPAA compliance requirements to subcontractors of business associates and strengthen patients’ rights to health information privacy.

View the proposed rule display copy.

CMS posts OPPS proposed rule, correction

On July 2, CMS posted a display copy of the 2011 OPPS proposed rule (CMS-1504-P). Among other proposals, the rule would further clarify and revise physician supervision requirements under the “incident to” benefit. CMS also released a display copy of a correction to the 2010 OPPS.

View the 2011 OPPS proposed rule display copy.

View a related fact sheet.

View the correction to the 2010 OPPS final rule.



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