Outrage has followed the release of a video that appears to show a Utah nurse being arrested and roughly removed from her hospital’s burn unit for refusing—legally—to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient.
Improvements to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System are needed to reduce administrative burden and increase emphasis on positive patient health outcomes, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
Regarded as a landmark bill, the 21st Century Cures Act covers a lot of ground, including transparency, breaking down silos in healthcare, interoperability, and an EHR reporting program.
The Trump Administration has in the last two weeks issued executive orders that directly impact current health IT legislation and the implementation of recent regulations.
This post discusses a federal agency that may be unfamiliar to HIM professionals, and how it regulates healthcare providers.