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Latest Headlines

NY to expand nurse practitioners' scope of practice

New York will pass legislation as part of the state budget expanding nurse practitioners' (NPs) authority to practice independently this week, Syracuse.com reports.

House approves pediatric hospital residency program funds

The House of Representatives Tuesday approved the Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education Support Reauthorization Act, which provides support to children's hospitals for their pediatric medical residency programs. 

Senate OKs yet another SGR patch, ICD-10 delay

Despite physician opposition, the Senate on Monday approved a temporary patch to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts for another year and also delays the implementation of ICD-10 to October 2015 at the earliest.

What the ICD-10 delay means for your practice

ICD-10 implementation is delayed by at least one more year after the Senate voted, 64-35, Monday evening to approve a temporary, 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts, FierceHealthIT  reported Monday.

Senate vote leaves 'unanswered questions' for ICD-10, critics say

Industry reaction to the Senate's passage of H.R. 4302 on Monday--which delays ICD-10 until at least Oct. 1, 2015, and provides a 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts for physicians--appears to trend against the decision, with many groups expressing "deep disappointment" with the vote.

In response to the Senate's silence on ICD-10, a word about the delay

The importance of ICD-10 to legislators in the context of the sustainable growth rate patch was made abundantly clear by the number of mentions the implementation received in more than three hours...

Docs unhappy with yet another SGR patch

Physicians are unhappy with the Senate's decision to approve yet another one-year delay to the sustainable growth rate--the 17 th  patch since Congress implemented the payment formula in 1995--instead of a permanent repeal.

4 ways to improve the nursing environment, patient safety

The nursing world has changed for the better throughout the past decade, but there is room for improvement as patients remain at risk for serious harm and disruptive behavior in the workplace continues, according to a new brief from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.

ICD-10 delayed after SGR patch passes Senate

Implementation of ICD-10 will be delayed by at least one more year after the Senate voted, 64-35, Monday evening to approve a temporary, 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts.

Senate OKs SGR patch, delays ICD-10

Despite physician opposition, the Senate Monday approved a temporary patch to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts for another year but also delays the implementation of ICD-10 to October 2015.