PayerAnthem, UnitedHealthcare MA Plans Sanctioned for Missing MLR Threshold
When a Medicare Advantage plan fails for three straight years to meet the 85% threshold, CMS must suspend them from...
TechnologyPandemic-Era Emergency-Use Devices Pose Hazard, Says Hospital Safety Expert
The FDA's emergency use authorizations in early 2020 remain mostly in effect, creating potential risks to patient safety.
TelehealthTelehealth's Limits: Battle Over State Lines and Licensing Threatens Patients' Options
States are rolling back many pandemic workarounds.
Covid-19AIHA Voices Concerns About COVID-19 ETS
AIHA argued the ETS does not recognize that all healthcare workers are at risk of inhalation exposure given the strong...
TelehealthStakeholders Urge Congress to Avert 'Telehealth Cliff'
Virtual care advocates note that telehealth demonstrated its value as a care option for seniors during the pandemic, when in-person...
Covid-19Should OSHA's New COVID-19 Protections Become Permanent? Comment Until August 20
Many of those commenting noted that it is already becoming increasingly hard to fill open jobs for nurses, doctors, and...
Human ResourcesMore OSHA Scrutiny on Healthcare Organizations, Expanded Whistleblower Protections
The update took effect March 12, 2021 and will remain in effect for 12 months.
Clinical CareTop Three Reasons to Continue Mask Mandates for Patients and Staff
Regulators are continuing to insist on the wearing of masks in healthcare facilities.
TelehealthZooming Into the Statehouse: Nursing Home Residents Use New Digital Skills to Push for Changes
The combination of a virtual legislature and nursing home residents equipped with internet access has created an opportunity most nursing...
StrategyIn California, Nursing Home Owners Can Operate After They're Denied a License
Studies have found that homes owned by for-profit entities racked up more deficiencies and had lower staffing levels, compared with...
InnovationLady Gaga and J.Lo Sell 'Well' Building Seal, But It's a Payday, Not a PSA
A-list celebs are backing something called the Well Health-Safety seal, offered by the International Well Building Institute.
StrategyHazCom: What EHS Managers Need to Know
Agency inspectors will review the written program during a workplace walkaround, confirming that the program includes a complete inventory of...