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June 2020: Clinical Connection
As healthcare providers we often struggle with how to measure competency effectively and to ensure that we are providing safe, effective, and culturally appropriate patient care to the populations we serve.
April 2019: Clinical Connection
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
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.
November 2018: Compliance Newsletter
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.