Clinical CareIn Face of COVID Threat, More Dialysis Patients Bring Treatment Home
The increase in home dialysis has accelerated recently, spurred by social-distancing requirements, increased use of telehealth and remote monitoring technologies...
Clinical CareWildfires' Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears
While it's long been known that smoke can be dangerous when in the thick of it ? triggering asthma attacks,...
Clinical CareOregon Wildfires Prompt HHS Emergency Declaration
The public health emergency loosens restrictions on HIPAA and EMTALA mandates, physician licensing, and self-referrals for providers operating 'in good...
FinanceWith No Legal Guardrails for Patients, Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing
Studies show the majority of ambulance rides leave patients saddled with hundreds of dollars in out-of-network medical bills
StrategyHHS Releases HIPAA Bulletin in Wake of California Wildfires
When the PHE declaration is terminated, CEs must comply with all the normal requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for...
StrategyCalifornia Fines Aetna $500K for Wrongful Denial of EMS Claims
Aetna says it is working to correct the problem and is cooperating with state insurance regulators.
Clinical CareResearcher: 'There is a Maldistribution of Physicians in the United States'
Although there is a looming nationwide physician shortage, the more pressing clinician workforce problem is the distribution of doctors, a...
StrategyJury Awards ER Docs $9.4M in Centene Breach of Contract Suit
Plaintiffs say the final award is expected to reach $13 million with attorneys' fees and interest. Centene said it will...
Clinical CareWalk-Through Coronavirus Screening Station Reduces PPE Use, Boosts Efficiency
An outdoor coronavirus screening station can be configured and equipped to eliminate direct contact between patients and healthcare workers.
Clinical CareElder Abuse: Groundbreaking Research Identifies Suspicious Injury Patterns
Injuries to the head and neck in absence of injury to other parts of the body can be suspicious injury...
StrategyFGI Seeks Public Comment on 2020 Update to Guidelines for Design and Construction
FGI is accepting public comment on the 2020 guidelines through September 30.
Clinical CareEmergency Physician Shortages Worsening in Rural America, Report Says
Of the 48,835 active emergency physicians in the United States, 92% practice in urban areas with just 8% practicing in...