FinanceNonprofit Hospitals' Charity Care Falls Short of Favorable Tax Treatment
More than half (54%) of government hospitals, 36% of nonprofits, and 43% of for-profits provided less than $1 of charity...
StrategyPfizer's Newest Vaccine Plant Has Persistent Mold Issues, History of Recalls
Pfizer's plant managers told investigators they knew they had either bacteria or mold throughout the facility at various times of...
StrategyOnly a Smokescreen? Big Tobacco Stands Down as Colorado and Oregon Hike Cigarette Taxes
While supporters see an increased tobacco tax as more revenue for the state, a disincentive for kids to smoke and...
Covid-19Amid COVID-19, OSHA Issues Respirator Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities
The agency insists that workers wear respirators when necessary, such as when in close contact with a resident of a...
StrategyThe Trump Medicaid Record: Big Goals, Yet Few Successes
Although Congress and the courts blocked a Medicaid overhaul, the Trump administration has left its mark on the nation?s largest...
StrategyGet Ready for a New TJC Water Management Standard
The new standard and EPs are available for field review on TJC's website, under the heading Standards, then Field Reviews.
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.