Tag Archives: Rules

ONC, CMS proposed rules continue to come under fire from stakeholders

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should scrap their proposed rules on interoperability and start over. That’s the contention of the Health Innovation Alliance (formerly Health IT Now), a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers. Earlier this year, ONC issued a… Read More »

Judge rules against CVS/Aetna in allowing witness testimony over merger agreement

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon has ruled against CVS Health’s motion to exclude, and the federal government’s motion to limit, the scope of witness testimony in the the antitrust hearing of the $ 69 billion merger between CVS Health and Aetna. Judge Leon sided with the American Medical Association’s request to allow the testimony of… Read More »

Study: Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with 87 patients. The paramedics’ compliance… Read More »