Merging and Acquiring Hospital Policies
As the number of hospital mergers and acquisitions increases, legal, compliance, clinical, and administrative staff should be aware of the challenges of consolidating hospitals. One challenge often overlooked is the consolidation of hospital policies and procedures.
Proposed Changes to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988
The Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services have proposed a ruleto update the proficiency testing (PT) regulations under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). The new rule seeks to address current analytes, substances or constituents for which the laboratory conducts testing, and newer technologies. The rule would further make technical changes to the PT referral regulations to be more closely aligned with the CLIA statute.