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
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