Regulations & Policy

CMS is providing exceptions from Medicare reporting requirements as well as extensions for clinicians and providers in Medicare quality reporting programs and data submission as the nation’s healthcare providers deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

The state of Washington is the second states to receive an approved Section 1135 Medicaid waiver from CMS to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the new coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread across the globe and the number of infections in the U.S. rises daily, healthcare industry groups are continuing to ramp up recommendations, guidance and pressure on policymakers and regulators to ensure healthcare providers are able to respond swiftly to the crisis with flexibility.

 

HHS is bringing together a public-private partnership to address emergency drug packaging with a U.S.-based solution using low-cost prefilled syringes.

 

The Trump administration expanded telehealth benefits coverage under Medicare in order to treat patients without traveling to a healthcare facility and risk catching or spreading the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

 

President Trump declared a national emergency over the new coronavirus, COVID-19, on March 13, freeing up more funds to tackle the virus and respond to the crisis.

CMS has issued Frequently Asked Questions to provide more information on essential health benefits coverage of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. 

President Trump has sent his wish list of drug pricing reform priorities to Capitol Hill.

A set of new rules that aim to improve the interoperability of healthcare records and set a string of new requirements on healthcare providers was met with mixed reactions across the industry.

Seniors reliant on insulin may soon get a break when it comes to out-of-pocket expenses under a new Medicare Part D model that caps insulin costs at a $35 copay for a 30-day supply.

CMS has issued a guidance on the new coronavirus, COVID-19, for healthcare providers to stay up to date on the screening, treatment and transfer procedures to follow as well as how to better protect seniors in nursing homes. CMS also called on hospital emergency departments to screen for the disease when patients present symptoms.

Patients will soon have free digital access to their health records thanks to the finalization of two new interoperability rules finalized by HHS and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The rule also dictates how patient information is exchanged across the healthcare system.

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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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