The COVID-19 pandemic has primary care clinicians anxious about two major factors – survival and what’s coming after the initial pandemic wave eases. What can clinicians and health systems do to ensure their most critical services are supported?
We know the elder population is extremely vulnerable to this pandemic. As we move forward, facility-based senior and long-term care programs have an opportunity for innovation and growth in how a facility operates and how the physical environment contributes to resident and staff safety.
We are committed to sharing important regulatory information impacting hospital, clinic, and senior care operations resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Stay healthy!
We are indebted to all healthcare professionals throughout the United States. ERDMAN remains committed to providing valuable information during these challenging times. The recently passed CARES Act includes provisions to assist healthcare organizations and providers expand technical and physical capabilities to meet the burgeoning demand.
While it’s typical for federal legislative activity in the U.S. Congress to slow down during election years, other state & federal agencies remain busy in the health policy and rule-making arena. Here are February’s “watchlist” items for health system leaders and partners.
The latest government spending report released by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) illustrates the enormity and complexity of the healthcare industry. Read more to discover some surprising changes regarding where health dollars have been spent.
From policy to patient experience, we monitor the latest healthcare news and trends, incorporating insights into strategic healthcare planning, design, and environments of care. Here is a look at what to watch as we move forward into 2020.
Physician groups, health systems, and hospitals must be attentive to the proposed House legislation… …which would repeal the ban on physician-owned hospitals imposed by Sect. 6001 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…
The news from Florida highlights the trend that CON law repeal is poised to gain traction. Health systems in Florida and beyond will need to consider these changes and adapt their planning processes…
For facility planners and strategists, the impact of telehealth extends well beyond its inclusion in Medicare Advantage plans next year…
The new model will encourage the use of technologies, including digital and telehealth, and enhance the payment model for ambulance emergency services…
The Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute: Key considerations for becoming a System of Health as payment models evolve and regulatory restraints are modified.
As hospitals and heath systems transition to Systems of Health, what should planners and leaders do to evolve their strategies given the current realities and future uncertainty of CON laws?
Site neutral payments by Medicare for hospital outpatient services become effective January 1, 2019. This represents a major policy change that will impact strategic growth and facility plans for every hospital and health system.
The evolving retail landscape reflects how healthcare systems can consider changes in the retail environment as an advantage to best serve their patients during these unprecedented times and beyond.
There is renewed focus on the role of primary care and preventive health in U.S. healthcare. This article explores changes to and trends in primary care delivery and why competing in primary care requires hospitals, health systems, and physician organizations to take a fresh look at their strategic positioning in a broader context.
This article sheds light onto the challenges involved in assessing thermal comfort in healthcare facilities and illustrates with an example the assessment of the thermal comfort of nurses in a hospital ward.