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Monday, October 10, 2005

OIG: Fraud & Abuse Safe Harbor for IT a Top Priority

According to AIS' Government News of the Week,  "CMS and the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) are now crafting exceptions to the Stark and anti-kickback statutes for health information technology (HIT) so that hospitals and physicians can share interoperable electronic health records (EHR) without running afoul of fraud-and-abuse laws, Inspector General Dan Levinson said [on] Sept. 26 at the annual Fraud and Compliance Forum co-sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Assn. and the Health Care Compliance Assn. in Baltimore."

The other three top OIG priorities:

  • Medicaid fraud
  • Compliance tools and guidances
  • New developments from the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA)

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