New CMS rule challenges hospitals, but not vendors, to make EHRs safer
September 14, 2021
When hospitals and health care systems start to assess their systems, many will be surprised at what they are not doing or not doing right, one expert says.
Report urges complete residency overhaul
August 31, 2021
Overall, the report calls for increased standardization of how students are evaluated in medical school and how residency programs evaluate students.
AMA, 55 other groups urge health care vax mandate
July 27, 2021
“We must continue to address workers’ concerns, engage with marginalized populations, and work with trusted messengers to improve vaccine acceptance.”
Next winter may be rough: Models predict ‘considerable surge’ of COVID
April 13, 2021
“A considerable surge will occur over next winter,” because the new variants are more transmissible, and people will likely relax social distancing and mask wearing.
Hospital volumes start to fall again, even as COVID-19 soars
December 24, 2020
There was a much bigger crash in admissions, observation visits, and ED visits last spring than in November.
CMS launches hospital-at-home program to free up hospital capacity
December 1, 2020
The agency will be giving more flexibility to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to provide hospital-level care.
‘Hospital at home’ increases COVID capacity in large study
November 18, 2020
Atrium Health developed a “hospital at home” program for COVID patients and brought it online in just 2 weeks.
80% of US counties have no ID specialists
June 11, 2020
80% of counties in the top quartile of COVID-19 cases have no ID physicians or a below-average percentile.
AMA asks HHS for ‘immediate’ aid to ease clinicians’ COVID-19 ‘financial peril’
April 14, 2020
The AMA and 137 other medical groups outlined a methodology for the federal government to provide payments equal to roughly 1 month’s worth of prepandemic revenue from all payers for all U.S. physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid.
CMS loosens clinician scope-of-practice, telehealth rules for COVID-19 crisis
April 14, 2020
In an April 9 announcement, the agency said it will temporarily allow physicians to provide telehealth services across state lines and also temporarily widen the scope of practice for midlevel practitioners.