Want to create a safer, more therapeutic environment for staff and patients alike? Nursing leadership engaged in workforce automation can build and maintain a strong, sustainable infrastructure for the future. A nurse staffing strategy survey was conducted and results show just over half of the respondents felt their nurse staff levels to be adequate, leaving the other half dissatisfied. Learn more.
The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare publicly supports targeted reforms that curtail abusive and fraudulent billing practices as a better means to lowering overall Medicare costs than deep budget cuts.
CMS, IRS and federal watchdog officials explained the federal data hub's progress to a skeptical, at times confrontational House subcommittee. While CMS says its on track, the IRS still has to prove key functions.
Amid state and federal probes into possible conflicts of interest in the 2012 contract award, CNSI is suing the Louisiana health department and arguing that the termination is costing taxpayers millions in the long-run.
In part because of the ruling and in part because of diverse state interests, there is a national mosaic of health law: employer taxes based on Medicaid expansion, experimental Medicaid-exchange policies and unanswered questions about federal preemption and state single payer programs.
Amid the health IT challenges the ONC acknowledged in its report -- costs, workflow and usability concerns for some physicians, and exchange limitations for some hospitals -- the past year also saw some criticism of meaningful use.