HHS Rule Changes Allow for Cybersecurity Donations

November 23, 2020

New 'Safe Harbors' Allow Hospitals to Donate Tech to Physician Practices

HHS Rule Changes

Federal regulators have issued detailed final rules containing provisions that allow hospitals and healthcare delivery systems to donate cybersecurity technology, such as software, hardware and services, to physician practices.

The cybersecurity exceptions are contained in a 627-page final rule issued on Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a 1,049-page final rule issued by the HHS Office of Inspector General modifying so-called Stark Law and federal anti-kickback regulations.

Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, offered commentary for this article, which details the news that federal regulators have issued final rules containing provisions that allow hospitals and healthcare delivery systems to donate cybersecurity technology (e.g., software, hardware and services) to physician practices.

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