A new provision in the Pennsylvania Health Care Facilities Act will take effect on June 1, 2015 requiring healthcare facility personnel, physicians in private practice and their employees to wear name badges while treating patients.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) has released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Annual Report (Report) on the performance of the Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) (OEI-06-15-00010, April 2015).
On April 2, 2015, Thomas Galassi, Director of the Directorate of Enforcement for OSHA, sent a memorandum to all Regional Directors announcing that the agency’s National Emphasis Program on Nursing and Residential Care Facilities would be extended until replaced by updated guidance or removed by the agency.
HIPAA covered entities have reported that the HHS Office for Civil Rights recently sent pre-audit screening surveys to a pool of covered entities that may be selected for the previously delayed second phase of HIPAA compliance audits.
Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Shockwave Medical Secures $40 Million in Financing
Shockwave Medical has announced it has secured $40 million in funding.
As we reported last week, on May 21, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 6, the “21st Century Cures Act,” by a bipartisan, unanimous 51-0 vote.
Blue Pill/Red Pill: How Officers and Board Members Can Swallow the Red Pill and See the Real World of Cybersecurity
The answer is out there and it is looking for you. It will find you if you want it to.
Two recent joint ventures demonstrate potential opportunities for health care providers to expand into the Chinese market.
A USDA report published earlier this month estimated that foodborne pathogens impose a $15.5 billion burden on the U.S. public annually.