Health Care Regulation to Watch in 2016


Tony Maida predicted that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may adopt a shorter look-back period in its new rule for providers to return Medicare overpayments, noting input the agency received on the rule “was essentially to choose between a four-year period and a six-year period, and that was something that CMS was seriously considering.” Also, Edward Zacharias said he has been told by regulators that « a new era of HIPAA enforcement » is coming and that « the honeymoon is over » for companies that mishandle protected health information.