Tips for Addressing HHS-OIG’s Discovery of Medicare’s Lack of Cybersecurity Oversight for Networked Devices in Hospitals

  July 23, 2021 | By Rachel Rose, JD, MBA In June 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG) issued Issue Brief, OEI-01-20-00220 (hereinafter “Issue Brief”), which highlighted the results of its review of cybersecurity for networked medical devices in hospitals. The impetus behind the review was…

Changes to Stark May Require Tweaks to the Physician Compensation Formula

  January 8, 2021 | By David Glaser In early December, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new rules that dramatically revise the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly called the “Stark law” after Pete Stark, the Congressman credited with introducing it. While many of the changes loosen the law’s restrictions, focused particularly on…