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By Jim Wieland, Joshua Freemire
On March 15, 2010, the Office of Civil Rights posted an "Update" on its website which confirmed statements made by its representatives that additional HITECH Act Regulations are being prepared and that OCR will exercise its discretion to delay enforcement of certain HITECH Act provisions to be covered in these additional Regulations.
By Thomas Coons
On July 1, 2009, CMS placed on display its proposed changes to its Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule. Included among those changes are proposals to alter CMS's physician supervision requirements pertaining to hospital outpatient services, requirements that have been in flux since last year.