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HHS provides update for Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements

Nicole Jobe Lauren Pair August 24, 2020
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Recipients of aid from the Provider Relief Fund are required to submit reports detailing how the funds were used, but detailed instructions and a data collection template have not yet been released. This article outlines what we know about the reporting deadlines while recipients await further guidance. READ MORE

Be on the lookout for frequent changes being made to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund FAQs

Nicole Jobe June 11, 2020
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The Department of Health and Human Services has updated its FAQs regarding the Provider Relief Fund contained in the CARES Act. It is important to monitor these changes because HHS has changed its position on certain issues and such changes could impact a provider’s ability to retain the funds. READ MORE

HHS proposes significant changes to Stark, Anti-Kickback and CMP regulations

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On October 9, 2019, the DHSS proposed significant amendments to the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Law and Civil Monetary Penalty Law. These proposed amendments are intended to modernize and clarify these laws, encourage value-based arrangements and care coordination and reduce some of the key burdens these laws impose on health care providers. READ MORE

HHS issues voluntary health care cybersecurity guidelines

Jennifer Pike Milada Goturi January 17, 2019
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The latest cybersecurity guidelines published by the Department of Health and Human Services, developed in response to a mandate of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, provide healthcare organizations of all types and sizes with information on cybersecurity practices. READ MORE

7 facts employers and employees should know about HIPAA and the opioid crisis

Lori Jones September 21, 2018
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As the opioid crisis continues, the Department of Health and Human Services has provided information to help health care providers know what they can and cannot disclose to concerned family members trying to help addicted loved ones. READ MORE