Rules & Regulations

Latest Issue of OR Manager
December 2017
Home Regulations/Legal > Standards/Regulations > Rules & Regulations

One in five physicians intend to reduce work hours or leave the profession

Editor's Note The burden and bureaucracy of today’s practice of medicine are major factors influencing physicians’ intentions to reduce work hours or leave the profession, finds this study from the American Medical Association, Mayo Clinic, and Stanford University. Of nearly 36,000 physicians across all specialties surveyed, 6,880 (19.2%) responded. Nearly 1…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 2, 2017
Share

CMS issues guidance on MIPS information blocking component

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new guidance designed to offer clarity on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System’s (MIPS) data blocking component, the October 30 Healthcare Informatics reports. The guidance outlines how MIPS-eligible clinicians can show they are fulfilling the information blocking requirement, which…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
November 1, 2017
Share

California department of Public Health issues penalties to 10 hospitals

Editor's Note The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on August 31 issued 10 penalties to 10 California hospitals along with fines totaling $618,002. Of these, three applied to the OR: Loma Linda University Medical Center, Murrieta−a patient sustained a full thickness thermal burn injury to the left calf from…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
September 27, 2017
Share

CMS releases FY 2018 inpatient PPS final rule

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on August 2 issued the FY 2018 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, which updates Medicare payment and policies when patients are discharged from hospitals. The rule increases rates by 1.2%. This includes an initial market-basket update of 2.7%…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 4, 2017
Share

CMS proposes paying for outpatient total joints

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on July 13 issued a proposed rule that updates payment rates and policy changes in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System. Among the proposals are that Medicare pay for knee replacement procedures performed in outpatient…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
July 17, 2017
Share

Joint Commission, CMS, and DNV-GL: Mastering Standards and Regulations for Successful Surveys

To ensure you are equipped to understand and implement Joint Commission standards, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, and DNV-GL standards affecting surgical services and areas that perform invasive procedures, this tell-all workshop will identify hot button survey issues, highlight how surveyors attempt to assess your compliance, and…

Read More

Event Session
Share

Researchers call for end to legal mandates for MRSA, VRE contact precautions

Editor's Note Despite widespread adoption of contact precautions for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), there is no strong clinical trial evidence to support the mandated use of these precautions, three noted infection prevention researchers say. Without the support of evidence, policy makers from 2000 to 2010 passed…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
June 26, 2017
Share

FDA extends UDI compliance dates for Class I, unclassified devices

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified medical device labelers that the compliance dates for unique device identifier (UDI) requirements for Class I and unclassified medical devices has been extended from September 24, 2018, to September 24, 2020, and for direct mark requirements from September 24, 2020,…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
June 12, 2017
Share

Joint Commission: Changes to post-survey processes, decision rules

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on February 22 announced that recent changes had been made to simplify and streamline the accreditation post-survey process and decision rules. Among the changes: An organization with an accredited with follow-up decision will receive full accreditation once it has successfully submitted evidence of standards compliance.…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
February 24, 2017
Share

Editorial

Even before Trump took office, Congress was planning to prepare ACA repeal legislation by January 27. It looked as though action could be swift once key members of the new administration took office. However, The Washington Post’s report of a January 26 meeting of Republican lawmakers indicated they were far…

Read More

By: Elizabeth Wood
February 17, 2017
Share

CMS immediate jeopardy trail may lead to the OR

What makes an OR subject to an immediate jeopardy finding from a Medicare inspection? Immediate jeopardy is cited when a provider’s noncompliance with one or more of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) Conditions of Participation causes or is likely to cause serious injury, harm, impairment, or death.  …

Read More

By: Judith M. Mathais, MA, RN
February 17, 2017
Share
Hot Products
Product Spotlight: Halyard Health AERO SERIES*

With AERO SERIES* Gowns, less equals more Reduce your surgical gowns codes by 40% while you increase

Live chat by BoldChat