Federal Regulatory Activities

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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.

Arbitration Rules

Latest Activity — On October 4, 2016, CMS issued a final regulation that bans pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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.

Health Resources and Services Administration

National Practictioner Data Bank

Latest Activity — The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) recently released a new infographic to help entities determine when a medical liability payment must be reported to the federal government. The document attempts to simplify, through flow charts and other visuals, when and why medical liability claims payments must be reported, but offers no substantive changes to the reporting requirement itself.

US Department of Health and Human Services

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.

US Department of Treasury

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.

Federal Regulation Archives

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