OIG and CMS Extend EHR Subsidy Regulations

    January 2014

    The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a set of companion rules that finalize changes to the existing Stark Law and Anti-Kickback regulations with regard to electronic health records (EHRs). The final rules update the Stark exception and AKS safe harbor for certain arrangements involving the donation of EHR items and services.

    This publication provides detail about those updates and explains their significance.