Regulations & Policy

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., worries the agency is using taxpayer funds to fuel the commander-in-chief’s bid for a second term. 

A 223-bed acute care institution with a medical staff of nearly 300 physicians has agreed to pay $50 million over allegations it deliberately submitted ineligible claims to Medicare and profited handsomely by these actions.  

Remember the Duke study that seemed to suggest a neck gaiter can spread more COVID than no mask at all? Its authors now say their findings were misconstrued. Gaiters may be OK after all.

As part of its Monday announcement, CMS released inspection guidance for state agencies and a toolkit for nursing homes.

Privacy-first search engines brought back numerous sites when researchers entered the words vaccine and autism. Google turned up zero. Is that impressive—or glaring?

On its face, hybrid schooling appears a prudent compromise during the COVID-19 crisis. However, it’s awfully easy to find health and education experts crying Stop the madness.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma has taken to cable news in the wake of President Donald Trump’s Aug. 3 executive order for Medicare to expand telehealth coverage during the pandemic and make much of it permanent afterward.

Approved by voice, the move eliminates Section 510 of the Labor-HHS bill and reverses the ban on using federal funding to create unique patient identifiers.

Contrary to popular politicized opinion, hydroxychloroquine can be highly effective against COVID-19, according to a seasoned epidemiology professor at the Yale School of Public Health.

Leaders of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians all cautioned against the president's plan.

A challenge to a Trump administration rule that requires hospitals to post their prices for services online has been defeated after a U.S. judge granted a summary judgment to HHS.

CMS has announced the formation of the Office of the Burden Reduction and Health Informatics, an organized effort to reduce regulatory and administrative burden and part of the agency’s Patients over Paperwork initiative.

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The United States has faced a growing shortage of physicians for some time. This long-term trend—coupled with the pandemic and increased imaging demand throughout 2021—have led to a highly competitive radiologist employment market at a time when practices find themselves short-staffed, overworked, and in need of relief.

Can you recall the last shift during which you spent close to 100% of your time on clinical duties?

Medical malpractice claims are a significant source of anxiety for all radiologists. Unfortunately, decisions made in the heat of the moment, with the absolute best intentions, can still land a specialist in court.

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