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On August 27, 2018 the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (the OIG) issued a request for information on the interplay among value-based payment models, the federal anti-kickback statute (the AKS), and the beneficiary inducements civil monetary penalties law (the Beneficiary Inducements CMP) (the RFI). Read More ›

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued a final rule on January 3, 2018 to the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of health information in federally-assisted substance use disorder (SUD) programs, found in 42 CFR Part 2 and known as “Part 2.” Read More ›

The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services announced a civil money penalty of $3.2 million against a Dallas hospital on February 1.  Read More ›

On August 18, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced an initiative to more widely investigate breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals. Read More ›

The Office for Civil Rights has announced another settlement with a provider who failed to put a business associate agreement in place with a contractor.   Read More ›

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