Office of Inspector General December 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Medicare and State Health Care Programs: Fraud and Abuse; Electronic Health Records Safe Harbor Under the Anti-Kickback Statute
Document Number: 2013-30924
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
In this final rule, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) amends the safe harbor regulation concerning electronic health records items and services, which defines certain conduct that is protected from liability under the Federal anti-kickback statute, section 1128B(b) of the Social Security Act (the Act). Amendments include updating the provision under which electronic health records software is deemed interoperable; removing the electronic prescribing capability requirement; extending the sunset provision until December 31, 2021; limiting the scope of protected donors to exclude laboratory companies; and clarifying the condition that prohibits a donor from taking any action to limit or restrict the use, compatibility, or interoperability of the donated items or services.
Solicitation of New Safe Harbors and Special Fraud Alerts
Document Number: 2013-30429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
In accordance with section 205 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), this annual notice solicits proposals and recommendations for developing new and modifying existing safe harbor provisions under the Federal anti-kickback statute (section 1128B(b) of the Social Security Act), as well as developing new OIG Special Fraud Alerts.
Statement of Delegation of Authority
Document Number: 2013-30160
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General