Legal & Regulatory

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Regulatory Affairs: How Transparent Is Healthcare Transparency?

The window into price and quality data could be as clear as mud.

Posted 09/11/19 | Mark F. Weiss, JD | Post a comment

Legal Update: Leveling the Payment Field for Surgery

Narrowing the reimbursement disparities between ASCs and HOPDs.

Posted 07/18/19 | William Prentice | Post a comment

Medical Malpractice: Right Surgery, Wrong Patient, Big Trouble

Did pathologist's error lead to unavoidable wrong-person surgery?

Posted 07/18/19 | Jerene Stremick, BSN, RN, LNC | Post a comment

Legal Update: Are You Ready for an Emergency?

Legal nurse consultant: Prepare for a crisis before you have one.

Posted 03/14/19 | Claire Cyriax, DNP, RN, MSN-Ed, LNC, CAPA | Post a comment

Legal Update: The Ride Home: Uber Complicated or Easy Lyft?

When there's no one there to drive your patient home after surgery.

Posted 02/12/19 | Jason J. Krisza, Esq. | 4 comments

Legal Update: Surgical Hospitals Stripped of Hospital Status

Medicare targeting facilities that don't keep enough patients overnight.

Posted 06/08/18 | Lorin E. Patterson, Esq.; Robert M.. Holland | Post a comment

Easing the Quality Reporting Burden

Can technology help gather data for CMS quality reporting and benchmarking?

Posted 03/14/18 | Outpatient Surgery Editors | Post a comment

Single-OR Facilities Must Adhere to the Same Quality Standards as Licensed ASCs

Oversight of single-OR ASCs will switch from the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners to the New Jersey Department of Health.

Posted 01/16/18 | Post a comment

Lawsuit: Scrub Nurse Photographed Coworker Nude in OR

Nurse allegedly showed explicit photos to hospital co-workers — and to patient when she returned from medical leave.

Posted 01/10/18 | 1 comment