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Monday 30th July 2018

CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes to Site Payments, Quality Reporting

The agency is seeking to lower costs and reduce paperwork burdens for beneficiaries and physicians.

Sunday 29th July 2018

Cool and Compliant: Time to Style Up Eye Protection

Majority of blood, body fluid exposures involve unprotected eyes.

Friday 27th July 2018

Assess and Act to Prevent ‘Dangerous and Deadly’ Legionnaires' Disease

Noting a 300 percent increase in reported cases of the disease over 10 years, an expert advises physicians and facilities to be on the lookout for Legionella bacteria.

Assess and Act to Prevent ‘Dangerous and Deadly’ Legionnaire’s Disease

Noting a 300 percent increase in reported cases of the disease over 10 years, an expert advises physicians and facilities to be on the lookout for Legionella bacteria.

Tuesday 24th July 2018

Sepsis Protocols Effective in Reducing Mortality

In 2012, 12-year-old Rory Staunton died from undiagnosed sepsis, apparently related to a cut on his arm that had occurred while playing basketball. This led to new rules in New York, called Rory's Regulations.

Neuroimaging for ED Patients with Non-index Seizures

Is neuroimaging overused when patients with seizures present to the ED? A new study suggests so.

ED Program Dramatically Increases HCV Testing

For years, public health officials have urged more widespread hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing, even outside the typical high-risk population. A new study shows how EDs can play a critical role.

Case Mix Differences in Freestanding vs. Hospital-based EDs

Location isn’t the only difference between hospital-based and freestanding EDs, according to information from a report that compared clinical characteristics for adult visits with these facilities.

CMS to Revamp Payment Methodology for Home Health Agencies

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a proposed rule under which Medicare payments and quality reporting would change for home health agencies.

Hospice Chain Agrees to Pay $8.5M to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Caris Healthcare will pay $8.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting false claims and knowingly retaining Medicare overpayments.

New CMS Programs Attempt to Tackle Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has announced initiatives aimed at enhancing detection of Medicaid fraud and abuse.

CMS Seeks Stakeholder Input on Stark Law

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking input from the public on how the physician self-referral law, or Stark Law, may be affecting the coordination of care for federally funded patients.

Monday 23rd July 2018

Chronic Abdominal Pain Disorders: Chronic Pancreatitis and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

It is important for emergency providers to understand the pathophysiology and management of chronic abdominal pain disorders. This article will review two common chronic abdominal pain disorders encountered in the ED: chronic pancreatitis and cyclic vomiting syndrome.

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Cannabidiol for Pediatric Seizures

Three months of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis extract decreased mean monthly seizure frequency in children and young adults with refractory epilepsy.

Vitamin D and Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Findings from a meta-analysis show vitamin D supplementation was associated with improved glycemic control in vitamin D-deficient or non-obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

Is There a Link Between Stopping Exercise and Depressive Symptoms?

SYNOPSIS: The authors of this review article found a suggestive link between stopping exercise and the onset of depressive symptoms in healthy adults, especially in women.

Probiotic Use in Day Care Children

A 12-week intervention of daily supplementation with probiotics Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG) 10 billion colony-forming units produced no reduction in the number of days absent from day care in Danish infants 8 to 14 months old.

Friday 20th July 2018

Injuries From Fall at Hospital Lead to Patient’s Death, $3 Million Verdict

A subdural hematoma caused brain swelling and left-side paralysis.

Physician Defeats Liability for Prescribing Without In-person Consultation

The physician warned the patient not to drink alcohol while taking the painkiller.

CMS May Address Regulatory Burdens of Stark

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it wants to make the physician self-referral law, the Stark Law, less of a burden for healthcare organizations.

‘Dry Run’ for Radiology Improves Patient Safety

Conducting a simulated radiography procedure with a patient helps reduce errors and relieves anxiety. The simulation also can encourage staff to report errors and process problems.

Future of Risk Management Demands Broad Approach

Risk managers will fare best in the future by maintaining skills in a broad range of topics. New risks will emerge as the healthcare industry evolves.

Hospital Faces Class-action Lawsuit After Hepatitis C Outbreak

A hospital in Washington state is responding to litigation involving exposure to hepatitis C from a nurse. The hospital notified 2,600 patients of a possible exposure.

Study Finds 66% of Surgeries Lack Consent

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore found that consent forms were missing for 66% of surgical patients, causing one-tenth of procedures to be delayed.

HFAP Finds Incomplete Consent Forms in Surveys

Consent forms missing one or more elements are a common problem found by surveyors with the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.

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