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Kirk Nahra Weighs in on Upcoming CMS Data Disclosure Deadline

Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Daily
August 7, 2014

Kirk J. Nahra, chair and co-chair of Wiley Rein’s Privacy and Health Care practices respectively, was quoted in an article published August 5 in Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Daily Report about the upcoming release of health care information provided through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Open Payment program.  Physicians have until August 27 to review payment information provided to CMS before it becomes public on September 30.  The American Medical Association and other health care groups have asked the government to delay the release of information until next year.  “HealthCare.Gov experience hopefully taught CMS some lessons, but we haven't seen anything yet that should give us a lot of confidence on how this activity will go,” Mr. Nahra said.  “I always tell my privacy and security clients that new projects like these regularly lead to security problems and other unexpected challenges almost as a matter of course.”  To read the entire article, click here.