NursingLong-Fought Nurse Practitioner Independence Bill Heads to Newsom
The bill includes amendments that would stringently limit how much independence nurse practitioners can have to practice medicine.
InnovationHIMSS Outlines Political Health IT Priorities and Progress on Regulatory and Congressional Issues
Healthcare systems receive some relief though extended interoperability deadlines; progress on key Congressional initiatives could stall.
StrategyWhat Can We Expect from Stark, Anti-Kickback Revisions?
The proposed reforms are now under review by the Office of Management and Budget.
StrategyTJC Approved as Hospital AO for Only Two Years This Time
The federal announcement made note that the approval was only two years, instead of the six years maximum allowed by...
NursingNavigating APP Credentialing and Privileging Laws
It becomes critical to have medical staff bylaws that adequately address the role of APPs and contemplate the various issues...
Covid-19As Problems Grow with Abbott's Fast COVID Test, FDA Standards are Under Fire
The FDA has now received a total of 106 reports of adverse events for the Abbott test.
FinanceWashington State Emergency Order Bans Surprise Lab Billing for COVID-19
The order aims to prevent surprise bills for lab fees related to medically necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 and is...
StrategyFTC, DOJ Seek Public Input on Vertical Merger Guidelines
The draft guidelines outline the agencies' analytical techniques, practices, and enforcement for vertical mergers.
Clinical CareDoctor and Patient Education Cuts PPI Use
Big drop in scripts after interventions in Texas program.
FinanceCMS Issues Final Rule on Hospital Price Transparency, Pushes Effective Date to 2021
After months of feedback from payers and providers unhappy with a proposal to mandate price transparency in healthcare, the Trump...
FinanceWhy Red Wyoming Seeks The Regulatory Approach To Air Ambulance Costs
The Cowboy State hopes to undercut the free market by using Medicaid to treat air ambulances like a public utility.
Clinical CareABIM to Launch 'Longitudinal' MOC Test
Physicians can choose between periodic brief assessments or single high-stakes exam.