Proposed Rule to Extend and Amend the Exception to Donate Electronic Health Records Items and Services

The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published on April 10, 2013 proposed rules to extend and amend the Electronic Health Records (EHR) donation exceptions under the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, respectively. The proposed rules would extend the […]

House Bill Would Give EHR Users Limited Legal Protections

The Safeguarding Access for Every Medicare Patient Act (H.R. 3239) was introduced last week to the House Energy and Commerce Committee as a measure to reduce healthcare costs, guarantee incentives for providers to continue to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and promote the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, according to the […]

April Deadline for Laboratories to Comply with N.Y. Prohibition on EHR Donations

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced that clinical laboratories operating in the state have until April 15, 2011 to comply with the state’s ban on donating electronic health record (EHR) systems to referring sources.  The formal statement that the state’s rules do not allow cost-sharing or donation of EHR systems came back […]