Requiring Employees to be Tested for Infectious Disease

Employer Required COVID-19 tests for employees, According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and EEOC Laws According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: An employer may administer a COVID-19…

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How do Pharmacy Benefit Managers Determine Pricing?

This is a complex subject—first, some introductory concepts. Then, the details. In healthcare, the intersection of demand, price, quality, and suppliers' sources alone does not determine whether pricing is appropriate.[i]…

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What is the HITECH Act? Introduction for the Novice
What is the HITECH Act? New developments since 2009 including the ACA of 2010, HIPAA Omnibus of 2013, MACRA of 2015 and 21st Century CURES Act of 2016

What is the HITECH Act? Introduction for the Novice

What is the HITECH Act?   An Introduction for the Layperson People who ask, "what is the HITECH Act?" want to understand how the Act impacts electronic health record use, privacy,…

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World Suicide Prevention During COVID-19 Pandemic Requires Empathy and Outreach
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World Suicide Prevention During COVID-19 Pandemic Requires Empathy and Outreach

September 10th 2020 is World Suicide Prevention Day. CDC data indicates that suicide and suicidal ideation is higher in men aged 18-24, essential workers, blacks, and Hispanics who never graduated…

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Medicare Inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) Coverage
Inpatient rehabilitation facility and Medicare Coverage determinations

Medicare Inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) Coverage

Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Coverage Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers medically necessary care that insured patients receive in an inpatient rehabilitation facility or unit (‘ inpatient ‘rehab facility, IRF, acute care…

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