Anti-Kickback Rules Changed To Allow Computer Donations

Law360, New York (August 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hospitals will soon be able to promulgate use of electronic health records by donating computers and software to doctors without fear of violating federal fraud and abuse laws, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

In order to meet goals for use of electronic health records set forth by President George W. Bush and Congress, two key anti-fraud rules will be changed to allow such donations to go forward.

"Electronic health records help doctors provide higher quality patient care, improved efficiency and with...
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