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2017 Calendar of Events
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2017 Calendar of Events
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Medicare Mandatory Reporting Requirement
Latest Activity — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comments on the agency’s Section 111 Mandatory Insurer Reporting Requirements. PIAA submitted a comment letter to CMS in response to the notice on March 13, 2017.
Latest Activity — On October 4, 2016, CMS issued a final regulation that bans pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements.
Latest Activity — The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released its long-awaited toolkit to support the adoption and implementation of a Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR) Program in hospital settings nationwide. PIAA engaged directly with AHRQ personnel during the development of this toolkit. Consequently, the toolkit includes a provision recommending that healthcare professionals notify their medical professional liability insurer about an adverse event as soon as possible following the event.
National Practictioner Data Bank
Latest Activity — The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) recently requested comments on proposed changes to some of the information it collects from both reporting and querying entities. According to the NPDB, the changes were designed to “prevent redundant and unnecessary forms, improve user error recovery, and improve overall data integrity.” PIAA submitted a formal comment letter noting that new data fields for medical liability reports would potentially increase the time burden of reporting. PIAA also recommended that the NPDB do additional outreach to stakeholders to explain its rationale for the changes.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules
Latest Activity — Final HIPAA rules were released in January 2013 and became effective on March 26, 2013. Compliance has been required since September 23, 2013.
Federal Insurance Office
Latest Activity — The Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance convened on May 11, 2017 for its 2nd Quarter meeting. A short summary of this meeting is provided below.
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