The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Feb. 20 finalized proposed changes to how states calculate the hospital-specific cap for Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospitals.
The U.S. Department of Justice, United Kingdom and other global partners have seized control of servers used by the LockBit ransomware-as-a-service group, charging five of the group’s affiliates for their participation in a conspiracy to attack over 2,000 victims and demand over $120 million in ransom payments.
AHA Feb. 20 strongly urged the Department of Labor to retain professional nurses and physical therapists on the Schedule A Shortage Occupation List and to consider expanding the list to include medical doctors and pharmacists.
Bryan Smith, recently retired chief of the FBI’s Cyber Criminal Operations Section, discusses the challenge of protecting the nation's caregivers and patients from cyberattacks and how partnerships are crucial in prevailing against cybercriminals.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released financial specifications for the hospital global budget methodology for Medicare fee-for-service patients under the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) model, and a fact sheet explaining how the model interacts with other CMS payment models.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology this week released updated guidance to help HIPAA-covered entities and business associates assess and manage cybersecurity risks to electronic protected health information and comply with the HIPAA security rule.
The FBI Feb. 15 released an alert to help organizations detect and reduce the risk of network compromise from the Warzone Remote Access Trojan, a malware service used by over 7,000 cybercriminals and nation-state actors.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Feb. 15 released to the public as required by law certain data submitted by disputing parties and certified independent dispute resolution entities to the No Surprises Act federal IDR portal for the first two quarters of reporting year 2023.
by Richard J. (Rick) Pollack
It is important for us to continue to exercise the principles of democracy that Washington and the Founding Fathers fought so hard for and speak up, asking hard questions of candidates in this election year and evaluating their thinking on the issues that affect our field.
AHA Feb. 15 reiterated its support for the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing Act, recently reintroduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill.