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Jan 10 2019

Easing the Regulatory Burden of Electronic Health Records

HHS Secretary Alex Azar recently announced efforts by HHS to reduce the regulatory burden on health care providers created by electronic health records systems (EHR). In December of 2016, Congress enacted the 21st Century Cures Act (the Act). Among the many initiatives included in the Act, Congress recognized the significant regulatory and administrative burdens related to the use of EHRs and other electronic health IT systems. In response, the Act emphasized the importance of reducing those burdens and specifically mandated that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develop a strategy and provide recommendations to accomplish that goal.

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Nov 30 2018

OIG Work Plan Monthly Updates (July, August, September, October 2018)

von Briesen continues to monitor the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (the “OIG”) Work Plan to provide insight into emerging legal trends in health care through blog posts and Legal Updates, such as this one. Health organizations are advised to use the Work Plan to identify the OIG’s areas of interest and enforcement priorities, and to review and update policies and procedures accordingly.

To stay informed of monthly Work Plan updates, please visit the von Briesen Health Law Blog and the OIG Work Plan page.

This Legal Update summarizes some of the significant OIG Work Plan updates released for July, August, September, and October 2018.

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