Friday, April 29, 2011

Sign Up for CMS Attestation Calls

CMS is holding conference calls for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to provide information on the attestation process.

The calls take place on Tuesday, May 3, from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM ET and Thursday, May 5, from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET. Advanced registration is required.

More information about the calls, including registration, is available here:

Visit the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on EHR Incentive Programs.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Drug Companies Challenge Vermont Data Mining Law in Supreme Court

A lawsuit brought by pharmaceutical manufacturers challenging a Vermont law that prohibits the sale of information about the medicines that doctors are prescribing to their patients was argued in the U.S. Supreme Court on April 26.

The Vermont law prohibits the sale of the information without obtaining permission from the doctor first.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

High Court Rejects Request for Fast Track Decision on Health Care Reform Law

On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request from the Commonwealth of Virginia to issue an immediate ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enacted last year to reform the nation's health care system.

The Supreme Court indicated that it would wait until all of the pending cases challenging the act reached them before considering the controversy. The cases could reach the court as early at this fall.