Month: September 2013

Government offers model notices of privacy practices

The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the National Coordinator have released model notices of privacy practices in three customizable styles for healthcare providers and health plans. New rules for notices of privacy practices as required by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule go into effect on Monday, September 23.

Access the model notices and more information on the notice requirements at the HHS website.

CMS Releases Stage 2 Guide for Meaningful Use

CMS Releases Stage 2 Guide for Meaningful Use

“CMS has released a new resource, An Eligible Professional’s Guide to Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Programs, which provides a comprehensive overview of Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Programs for eligible professionals. The guide outlines criteria for Stage 2 meaningful use, 2014 clinical quality measure reporting, and 2014 EHR certification.”