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On September 29, 2016, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. department of Health and Human Services (OIG) published findings of its audit of Medi-Cal Electronic Health Record (EHR) payments made to 64 hospitals from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2014.  These hospitals received 53 percent of Medi-Cal EHR incentive payments from the State of California to eligible hospitals during this time period.  Altogether, the State paid 263 hospitals approximately $601 million during this time period.  The OIG report found overpayments and some underpayments to 61 of the 64 hospitals, which net to $22 million.  The OIG also noted that prospective payments to these hospitals should be reduced by an additional $6.3 million. Read More ›

OIG Finds $22 Million Overpayments to 95% of Audited Hospitals;DHCS Promises to Audit All Hospital EHR Payments Read More ›

On August 18, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced an initiative to more widely investigate breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals. Read More ›

On August 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced its largest to-date settlement against a single entity for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).   Read More ›

The Office for Civil Rights has announced another settlement with a provider who failed to put a business associate agreement in place with a contractor.   Read More ›

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