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Health Policy

  • An overview of CMS's ACO Final Rule

  • On March 7, 2012 CMS published in the Federal Register a proposed rule for Stage 2 requirements for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. The proposed rule sets out meaningful use objectives and measures for Stage 2, proposes changes to certain Stage 1 objectives and measures, and proposes provisions relating to downward Medicare payment adjustments beginning 2015 for eligible professionals (EPs) that are not meaningful users of certified EHR technology for certain associated reporting periods.

  • An overview of the final rule implementing the Physician Payment Sunshine Act.

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