Tag: regulation

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In the recent issue of Critical Care Medicine, Law and colleagues published an evaluation of the impact of changes in Massachusetts state regulations mandating that nurse staffing levels on critical care units be set at 1:1 or 1:2, and that they be based on patient acuity tools. These regulations took effect in academic medical centers in March 2016. Law and colleagues’ study used databases and... Read More | Comment
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New, value-based regulations and reimbursement structures are creating historic care management challenges, thinning the margins and threatening the viability of hospitals and health systems. The Society of Critical Care Medicine convened a taskforce of Academic Leaders in Critical Care Medicine to develop a toolkit drawing on the experience of successful leaders of critical care organizations in North America for advancing critical care organizations. A critical... Read More | Comment
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A joint survey by the American Medical Association and financial firm KPMG paints a daunting picture for physicians and MACRA, with results showing that fewer than one in four physicians feel well prepared to meet its requirements in 2017. The survey involved 1,000 practicing physicians who have been involved in practice decision-making related to the Quality Payment Program, or QPP. A majority, roughly 51 percent,... Read More | Comment
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The IOM issued The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which called for the removal of laws, regulations and policies that prevent APRNs from providing the full scope of health care services they are educated and trained to provide. A growing body of research suggests that in states where APRNs enjoy full practice authority, the quality of care they deliver compares to the level... Read More | Comment