FinanceHouse Delays Medicare 2% Sequester Cuts Through 2021
President Biden is expected to sign the bill, which has already cleared the Senate.
Clinical CareNo One in This State Is Officially Tracking the Quality of Care in Neonatal Centers
Without a federal system of NICU-specific oversight, regulation of the units falls to each state ? and New Mexico isn't...
Clinical CareFull Speed Ahead: CMS Resumes Most Surveys
The newest memo on surveys ? QSO-21-16-Hospitals, "Resuming Hospital Survey Activities Following 30-day Restrictions"? was posted online March 26 but...
StrategyDemocrats Could Undo Trump Policies Faster, But They're Not. Why?
A little-used law called the Congressional Review Act allows a new administration with a like-minded Congress to fast-track the repeal...
Clinical CareUnder New Cost-Cutting Medicare Rule, Same Surgery, Same Place, Different Bill
CMS says the change was designed to give patients and doctors more options and help lower costs.
Clinical CareTexas Winter Storm Exposes Gaps in Senior Living Oversight
Of the state's 1,200 nursing facilities, about 50% lost power or had burst pipes or water issues, and 23 had...
StrategyOSHA HazCom Updates Include Labeling, SDS Requirements
The proposal could lead to changes in labels and SDSs employers would receive. For example, the agency is proposing a...
Revenue CycleHospital Price Regulation Has Huge Cost-Saving Potential
That strategy could reduce hospital spending between $61.9 billion and $236.6 billion annually but would likely face major political and...
StrategyBay Area Cities Go to War Over Gas Stoves in Homes and Restaurants
Restaurant owners say it's an outrageous, unnecessary law that will make expansions and opening in new buildings impossible.
StrategyOSHA Proposes Revised HazCom Standard to Conform to GHS
Although the GHS's most current version is Revision 8, published in 2019, OSHA is aligning with the previous version of...
Covid-19OSHA Releases New, Stronger Guidance on COVID-19
The guidance includes a recommendation to provide COVID-19 vaccination at no cost to employees.
Covid-19Yurts, Igloos and Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is 'Outside' Restaurant Dining This Winter?
In recent months, many cities and states have imposed a raft of restrictions on indoor dining, given the high risk...