CMS Publishes Final Rule on Emergency Preparedness Affecting Medicare and Medicaid Providers and Suppliers

On September 16, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register a Final Rule entitled: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.

HHS Promulgates IFR Increasing HIPAA/HITECH Act Civil Penalties for HIPAA Administrative Simplification Violations

September 6, 2016. Effective today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published today an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register (81 FR 61538) that adjusts for inflation the four HITECH Act civil financial penalties for HIPAA violations. Here is the Summary of the IFR:

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