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Hospital Outpatient Prospective and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Electronic Reporting Pilot; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Quality Reporting Program; Quality Improvement Organization Regulations

This proposed rule includes an update to the payment rates and policies for Medicare beneficiaries in hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers.  The rule also makes changes... Read More >

Proposed Rule: Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2013, Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements, and Survey and Enforcement Requirements for Home Health Agencies

This proposed rule updates payment rates under the Home Health Prospective Payment System, which includes the 60 day episode rate, national per visit rate, low utilization payment rate, and outlier... Read More >

New health IT effort aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse to be tested in Indiana and Ohio

This news release describes a pilot program to take place in Indiana and Ohio, that aims to measure the effects of expanding and improving access to prescription drug monitoring programs (PMDPs)in... Read More >

OCR Right to Access Memo

This memo released by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights (OCR) was put out to educate consumers of health care of their legal right to access their own medical... Read More >

The Health System Measurement Project

The Health System Measurement Project is an online tool developed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS... Read More >

Notice Of New System Of Records "Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (Vler) VA" - Request for Comments

This is a notice for request for comments by the Veterans Affairs Department for the proposed Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) system.  The VLER system would allow the sharing of data... Read More >

ONC's Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's Chief Privacy Officer recently released this instructional guide on the importance of privacy and security of health... Read More >