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According to a recently published document in the Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a rule that would extend a regulation that allows hospitals to donate electronic health records (EHRs) to physicians until 2016. The rule is an exception to a federal law that prohibits payments of particular services that are meant to encourage a referral back to the hospital

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has ended speculation regarding the fate of protections allowing hospitals to subsidize electronic health record system purchases by and for physicians. On Monday, CMS filed a proposed rule expected to be published in the April 10  Federal Register  tweaking the current regulations and extending the date that the protections would sunset. read more

It's somewhat self-serving that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services published a notice in the  Federal Register  this week about its upcoming survey of the 115 covered entities that were audited for HIPAA compliance in 2012 pursuant to the Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) pilot audit program. read more

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