Monday, October 10, 2005
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)