Since its release in October 2016, Healthcare providers have been analyzing how the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Final Rule will impact their healthcare organization. MACRA is an incentive program for Eligible Professionals (EPs), and the final rule consolidates three existing programs: the More..
The FDA, in an effort to provide consumers with more and better information on food products, requested public comments on the term “natural” on food labeling and intends to redefine the term “healthy” for food claims. The intent behind the FDA’s recent actions is to More..
Sanitation is one of the main components of food safety. It is a responsibility that foodservice providers should accept for their customers. Good sanitation practices promote the well-being of your workers, equipment, and customers. A good sanitation policy and proper training of the employees are More..
Almost every industry in the world has been attacked by hackers at some point in time. The healthcare industry has been one of the most severely affected domains for some time, even to the extent of becoming the most hacked industry during 2015. According to More..
As 2017 approaches, we come face-to-face with the revised incentive programs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Urologists need to figure out how the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will impact them and their patients. It is anticipated that MACRA will replace More..
Since March 2010 when it was first signed into law, Obamacare was poised to benefit several million Americans, and went by the name Affordable Care Act (ACA). It took around six years to build the health care business around this act, with an estimated budget More..
A mid-year update was released in 2016 by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to its annual Work Plan. There are various areas which have been reviewed by the feds, which hospitals need to know about in order to avoid drawing negative attention for compliance More..
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule in the October 24 Federal Register that changes the requirements (also known as Conditions of Participation (CoPs). In this proposed rule hospitals and critical access hospitals must meet to participate in the Medicare More..
Computer systems that are in direct contact with a product during its manufacturing, testing or distribution, in an FDA regulated environment must be validated according to FDA guidelines for computerized systems and documented accordingly. This is required under FDA 21 CFR part 11 – all More..
Beginning in 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be applying a positive, negative, or neutral payment adjustment, in a budget-neutral manner, to every Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinician, which will be based on a composite performance score. MIPS measures More..