About Asif Shah Mohammed

Asif joined ECG in 2008 with extensive experience in information technology (IT) and strategic planning and implementations for large health systems and multi-specialty physician practices. At ECG, his practice focuses on leveraging the use of information systems to address strategic and operational issues related to technology acquisitions and deployments. Recent client experience has included planning, developing, and executing a Project Management Office (PMO) for the statewide deployment of an ambulatory EHR; conducting financial analysis and defining the joint requirements for a shared technology platform between a faculty practice plan and a community hospital; and providing IT management leadership and operational support for a hospital-employed physician group. Previously, Asif worked as an IT Operations Manager at Gateway Health System, a Project Analyst at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, and an Account Manager/Consultant for Pacs Pro, Inc. He has a master of business administration degree from Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester.

Just in Time – EHR Stark Law Exception, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor Extended Through December 31, 2021

Hospitals and health systems that have been donating electronic health records (EHRs) to eligible providers under the provisions of the Stark law exception and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) safe harbor can breathe a sigh of relief.  On December 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published the final rules (here and here) to extend the expiration date for the protected donations.  Continue reading

EHR Donation – Stark/Anti-Kickback Exception Sunset Date Approaching

Are you prepared?


December 31, 2013 – mark it on your calendar, if you haven’t already.  That’s when the Stark law exception and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) safe harbor, which enable donation of electronic health records (EHRs) to eligible providers, are set to expire. Continue reading