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CMS Administrator Announces Continuing Effort to Improve Quality and Combat AbuseNeglect in Skilled Nursing Facilities

USA - April 30 2019 In a blog post published on April 15, 2019, the Administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma...

HIPAA Isn’t Only About Data Privacy and Security

USA - April 8 2019 When we think about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), many of us immediately think about protecting the...

Medicare’s “3-Day Rule” Continues to Challenge CMS and SNFs

USA - March 18 2019 Federal Medicare law requires that a Medicare beneficiary be admitted as an in-patient in a hospital for at least three consecutive days, not counting...

Pathways to Success ACO Model

USA - January 10 2019 On December 21, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule redesigning the Medicare Accountable Care...

If You Have Suggestions for Improving the HIPAA Privacy or Security Rule, Now Is the Time to Speak Up

USA - January 7 2019 On December 14, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a Request for Information (RFI) about...