Compliance & Legal

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By Kat Jercich 10:55 am January 27, 2021
Larry Everett Smith is among five defendants who have recently pleaded guilty for their role in a healthcare fraud conspiracy that allegedly lasted for years.
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By Kat Jercich 05:04 pm January 26, 2021
Lawmakers in legislatures nationwide have introduced about 300 bills aimed at expanding access to telemedicine – but not every bill is equally helpful. 
As health systems prepare for new interoperability and price transparency regs, Deloitte describes steps they can take to make that work a cornerstone of a broader competitive strategy around consumer experience and cost.
By Mike Miliard 11:00 am January 26, 2021
As health systems prepare for new interoperability and price transparency regs, Deloitte describes steps they can take to make that work a cornerstone of a broader competitive strategy around consumer experience and cost.
Rep. Doris Matsui

Rep. Doris Matsui (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 03:21 pm January 25, 2021
The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2021 includes broadly popular provisions such as eliminating geographic and originating site restrictions.  
Elizabeth Richter and Seema Verma.
02:34 pm January 21, 2021
The move is the first sign of future healthcare policy changes, given Biden's promises to reform the industry.
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By Kat Jercich 12:01 pm January 21, 2021
The changes herald a major overhaul for agencies struggling to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
As National Coordinator for Health IT, the interoperability veteran will bring deep standards expertise as the rubber hits the road on nationwide API-based data exchange.
By Mike Miliard 09:37 am January 21, 2021
As National Coordinator for Health IT, the interoperability veteran will bring deep standards expertise as the rubber hits the road on nationwide API-based data exchange.
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By Kat Jercich 03:21 pm January 15, 2021
The breach lasted for more than a year and resulted in the disclosure of individuals' names, Social Security numbers and other protected health information.
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By Mike Miliard 03:44 pm January 14, 2021
The agency plans to take a "multi-pronged approach" to advancing oversight of machine learning-enabled devices – with an eye toward ensuring patient safety, algorithm transparency and real-world results.
HHS OCR Director Roger Severino

HHS OCR Director Roger Severino (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 03:21 pm January 13, 2021
The Office of Civil Rights continues to make good on its promise to "vigorously enforce" the right of patients to get timely access to their medical records.