OIG Proposes CMPs Related to Grants, Contracts, and Info Blocking

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a proposed rule to incorporate new authorities for civil monetary penalties (CMPs), assessments, and exclusions related to HHS grants, contracts, other agreements; new CMP authorities for information blocking; and increase the maximum penalties for certain CMP violations The Centers for…

NAHC Meets with ONC to Discuss Interoperability

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) met with officials from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHA), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to express support for advancing interoperability in health care and to discuss the role home health and hospice play in delivering care across the…

NAHC Submits Comments on Advancing Interoperability

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) in association with the Health Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA, an advisory council to NAHC) summited comments on two proposed rules that address advancing interoperability in health care programs. On February 11, 2019 the Department of Health and Human Services issued two proposed rules. One …

ONC Tackles Barriers to Interoperability and Usability During Annual Meeting

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), an entity within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently held its 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  This year’s meeting theme, Tackling Barriers to Interoperability and Usability, featured keynotes by policymakers, government and industry panels, and breakout sessions that were…