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Why are healthcare workers getting infected with Ebola? We were not prepared

With the current infections of two direct caregivers, questions have surfaced regarding the preparedness of our hospitals and healthcare staff in the United States. As of this article, there have been no reports of the mode of transmission...

source: By Joan Spitrey
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The American College of Emergency Physicians, working with the Emergency Nurses Association and the CDC, released new guidelines for emergency departments in dealing with possible cases of Ebola. The guidelines detail how to identify a patient potentially infected with Ebola,...

source: CDC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, which certifies entities that process transactions or exchange health information for meeting best practices, has released for public comment draft criteria for a new accountable care organization accreditation...

source: Health Data Management

As compared to non-healthcare employers, healthcare providers face several unique considerations when developing and implementing policies and procedures to prepare for an infectious disease outbreak. For good reason, the current Ebola scare...

source: JDSUPRA

Months have now stretched into years, and there still remains no sign of final Treasury/IRS regulations interpreting the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s provisions covering the expanded obligations of nonprofit hospitals...

source: Health Affairs Blog

Changing laws to make it more difficult to sue physicians for medical malpractice may not reduce the amount of “defensive medicine” practiced by physicians, according to a new study. Studying the behavior of emergency physicians...

source: Insurance Journal

The Kaiser Family Foundation's latest issue brief on Medicaid offers new evidence on the fiscal implications for states that have opted out of the Medicaid expansion available under the Affordable Care Act. Opting out, the foundation...

source: Los Angeles Times

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