CMS, OIG Propose Changes To E-Records Safe Harbor

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday proposed several changes to the “safe harbor” that allows health care organizations to donate electronic health records technology without triggering the anti-kickback statute or Medicare's ban on physician self-referrals, including a proposal to extend the safe harbor for several more years.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services released parallel proposed rules Tuesday that would make amendments to the e-records safe harbor.

Under the safe harbor,...
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