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 •  April 29, 2015

On April 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule for acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2016. The rule contains new and updated quality reporting requirements for acute care hospitals, including related proposals for hospitals participating in the Medicare ...

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 •  February 4, 2015

On Monday, the President released his Fiscal Year 2016 budget, setting the stage for negotiations with the new 114th U.S. Congress on health care and other pressing issues facing the nation. Fiscal Year 2016 will begin on October 1, 2015. The 2016 budget expands upon the key priorities outlined in the President’s January State of the Union address ...

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 •  November 24, 2014

In 2012 the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health issued proposed revisions to the regulations governing Free Standing Surgical Centers, 16 DE Admin. Code 4405. AORN commented urging the Division of Public Health to add the language from section 7.8 of the repealed regulations to the proposed regulations, ...

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 •  November 4, 2014

New laws effective January 1, 2015 require certification and annual continuing education for surgical technologists and central service technicians working in New York hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Both bills were signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on August 1, 2013, leaving hospitals, ASCs and allied health care personnel plenty of time ...