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April 2019: Clinical Connection

Posted on April 11, 2019

As of July 27, 2018, there are 1,348 critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the US, and 1,183 (88%) provide swing bed services. Swing beds provide an opportunity for CAHs to increase or stabilize census, and to provide the community with care closer to home.

March 2019: Clinical Connection

Posted on March 28, 2019

As of July 27, 2018, there are 1,348 critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the US, and 1,183 (88%) provide swing bed services. Swing beds provide an opportunity for CAHs to increase or stabilize census, and to provide the community with care closer to home.

December 2018: Compliance Newsletter

Posted on January 07, 2019

The Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) was enacted in 1986 to make sure that individuals have access to emergency services regardless of their ability to pay.

December 2018: LTC Newsletter

Posted on December 17, 2018

This past September, Wisconsin Republican Representative Sean Duffy introduced a bill (H.R. 6986) that would amend the Social Security Act to change the mandatory Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training prohibitions that are imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). According to Rep. Duffy,

November 2018: Compliance Newsletter

Posted on November 26, 2018

MSP or Medicare Secondary Payer refers to benefits provided to a beneficiary when Medicare is not the primary insurance. According to CMS, when Medicare began, they were the primary payer except when Worker’s Compensation, Veteran Administration, or Black Lung Benefits were involved.

October 2018: LTC Newsletter

Posted on October 31, 2018

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), “Hospice provides support and care for persons in the last phases of an incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.”

October 2018: Compliance Newsletter

Posted on November 02, 2018

If you are a covered entity, any person (with the exception of your workforce) or entity who performs a function or an activity that involves the use of or the disclosure of protected health information (PHI) on behalf of your organization would be considered a business associate.

September 2018: LTC Newsletter

Posted on September 18, 2018

Is your facility prepared for a disaster? September is National Preparedness Month and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is a time to encourage and remind everyone to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.

September 2018: Compliance Newsletter

Posted on September 19, 2018

On August 27, 2018, the Office of Inspector General published a request for information seeking input on current provisions that may be acting as barriers to coordinated care or value-based care.

August 2018: Compliance Newsletter

Posted on September 18, 2018

The 340b program allows certain providers to receive manufacture discounts on covered out-patient drugs. These drugs can then be provided to eligible patients.