HCTAA Submits Comments on Safe Harbor Provisions
June 21, 2013 09:12 AM
The Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA), an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), recently filed comment with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding corresponding proposed rules for the extension of Electronic Health Records Safe Harbor Under the Anti-Kickback Statute.
NAHC advocated that the home care and hospice industry is committed to the adoption and meaningful use of EHR technology to support new care delivery models that improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. NAHC sent the letters to encourage CMS and OIG to extend the sunset date for the exception under the anti-kickback statute for certain EHR arrangements, maintain the inclusion of home health providers as protected donors under the EHR safe harbor and apply the EHR safe harbor equally to all providers of home health services.
To see the letters submitted by HCTAA, please click here and here.