NursingOSHA Raises Workplace Safety Penalties for 2020
Employers that knowingly fail to comply with OSHA standards will see a near 2% increase in monetary penalties.
StrategyHospitals Might Get Penalized by CMS for Serving Disadvantaged Patients
Provider organizations servicing vulnerable communities could be judged on "social factors outside of their control," according to the study.
Clinical CareCMS Wants More Input on Medicare Scope of Practice Regulations
Federal policy makers are examining regulations that require more-stringent supervision, or that limit providers from practicing at the top of...
Nursing3 Ways CNOs Can Improve Workplace Culture
From addressing workplace violence to fostering mentoring, CNOs are creating workplace cultures that support nurses and enable them to grow...
FinanceTotal Health Care-Priority Health Merger Approved by Michigan Regulators
The two Michigan-based healthcare organizations received final regulatory approval ahead of schedule.
StrategyProviders Push Back Against OPPS Price Transparency Proposal
The American Hospital Association submitted a 66-page comment to the proposed OPPS changes for 2020.
Finance17 State Insurance Departments Approve Centene-WellCare Merger
The latest approvals keep the deal on pace to close during the first half of 2020.
Electronic Attachment Rule Still Going Begging at CMS
Proposed rule now slated for a December release, according to Unified Agenda.
Clinical CareEPA Ban on Sewering Hazardous Waste Drugs Takes Effect Wednesday
The sewering ban, one of the more stringent changes outlined in EPA's rule, is the only part of the rule...
Non-English Speakers Face Health Setback If Trump Loosens Language Rules
The government acknowledges that the change would lead to fewer people with limited English skills accessing healthcare and fewer reports...
Trump Administration Rule Would Undo Healthcare Protections For LGBTQ Patients
HHS seeks to change how far civil rights protections extend and how those protections are enforced.
Some Senators Urge Caution, Some Carp at Pace of Healthcare EHR Adoption
ONC was asked to consider slowing down the two-year implementation window, but one committee member blasted a 'dysfunctional' healthcare system...