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Physicians and other practitioners who provided evaluation and management (E/M) services via telehealth during the first nine months of the COVID-19 public health emergency generally complied with Medicare requirements, according to a report released recently by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.
AHA Feb. 22 voiced support for the Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act (H.R. 7265), legislation that would provide funding for training programs to help health care workers identify patients at high risk for suicide or self-harm.
Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy, R-La., Feb. 21 released a report proposing ways to modernize the existing HIPAA framework and protect health and other data not covered by HIPAA.
Kinneil Coltman, chief community and social impact officer at Advocate Health, discusses the health system’s wide-ranging initiatives to address community needs, including food insecurity, affordable housing and meaningful employment.
The AHA’s Physician Alliance and the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine have released a five-step blueprint to help health care leaders build a systemic well-being program to prevent health care worker burnout.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Feb. 20 finalized proposed changes to how states calculate the hospital-specific cap for Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospitals.
The U.S. Department of Justice, United Kingdom and other global partners have seized control of servers used by the LockBit ransomware-as-a-service group, charging five of the group’s affiliates for their participation in a conspiracy to attack over 2,000 victims and demand over $120 million in ransom payments.
AHA Feb. 20 strongly urged the Department of Labor to retain professional nurses and physical therapists on the Schedule A Shortage Occupation List and to consider expanding the list to include medical doctors and pharmacists.
Bryan Smith, recently retired chief of the FBI’s Cyber Criminal Operations Section, discusses the challenge of protecting the nation's caregivers and patients from cyberattacks and how partnerships are crucial in prevailing against cybercriminals.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released financial specifications for the hospital global budget methodology for Medicare fee-for-service patients under the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) model, and a fact sheet explaining how the model interacts with other CMS payment models.