Health Care Reform Sets Higher Bar for Non-Profit Hospital Exemption Status

Non-Profit and Public Hospitals . New IRC § 501(r) , enacted as part of this year's health care reform legislation, imposes new tax exemption qualification requirements on non-profit hospitals as IRC § 501(c)(3) organizations. IRC § 501(r) applies to any organization operating a facility...

The Advantage of Physicians and Hospitals to Connect to an HIE in Order to Achieve Meaningful Use to Obtain Stimulus Funding

By Linn Foster Freedman, Partner, Nixon Peabody On July 16, 2009, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information (ONC) Health IP Policy Committee voted on recommendations from workgroups, including a matrix of the qualifications that define “meaningful use” of health information...

DLA Piper Alert: Federal Agencies Propose Health IT Regulatory Framework, Seek Stakeholder Input and Participation In New Initiatives

By Mary B. Langowski and Kristen E. Ratcliff A little more than five years after the passage of the Health Information Technology Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have...