TelehealthThe Joint Commission: The Optimal and Safe Use of Telemedicine
The Quick Safety alert has many recommendations and resources for how to improve your facility's telemedicine programs.
Clinical CareEvaluate Existing Privileging Practices
A criteria-based program prevents physicians from applying for privileges they are not competent to perform, which, in turn, prevents denial...
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.
Strategy1,100 Hospitals Press HHS to Enforce 340B Pricing
Hospital stakeholders complain that major drug makers are refusing to offer mandated drug discounts for safety-net providers.
InnovationHHS Delays Stark Law Reforms One Year
HHS says "complexity of the issues raised by comments received on the proposed rule" pushed the date back to August...
Covid-19CMS Changes COVID-19 Reporting Mandates, Again. Hospitals Howl!
For the sixth time in as many months, the federal government has changed reporting mandates for COVID-19, and hospitals are...
StrategyThe MSPs' Role in Maintaining Relationships With Regulatory Agencies
MSPs need to know the regulatory standards that impact the credentialing and privileging process at their organizations.
Clinical CareLeverage These Two Principles to Prevent Privileging Criteria Disputes
Clinical privilege criteria can be very technical, and specialty training in a given procedure area may vary by provider.
FinanceCMS Opens Office to Cut Red Tape for Providers
Regulatory reductions are expected to save providers $6.6 billion and 42 million unnecessary burden hours through 2021.
Clinical CarePhysician Advocate: Coronavirus Pandemic Shows Need to Ease Regulatory Burdens
The president of The Physicians Foundation calls on regulators to include doctors in rule decision-making.
StrategyHow One Health System Is Making Prices Transparent
The stance by Flagler Health+ is in contrast to much of the rest of the hospital industry. CEO Jason Barrett...
FinanceDon't Leave Money for New Technologies on the Table
CMS has raised the payment level for new technology in 2020. Now, here's what you need to know.