» James F. Hennessy

Happy New Year to California’s Rural Hospitals: New Corporate Practice of Medicine Exception Effective January 1, 2017

  Effective January 1, 2017, certain rural hospitals joined the list of providers specifically exempted from the Corporate Practice of Medicine (“CPM”) ban in California, which otherwise prohibits the employment of physicians and oth… Read More
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TJC Announces New Hospital Accreditation Chapter Focused on Safety

On October 20, The Joint Commission (TJC) announced its publication of a new chapter in the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals entitled “Patient Safety Systems.” TJC took the unusual step of publishing the new chapter o… Read More
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​CMS Calls for Immediate Adoption of CDC Ebola Virus Disease Policies

On October 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency directors strongly urging for hospitals and critical access hospitals to review and fully implement recent Centers for Disease Control an… Read More
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CMS Proposes Conditions of Participation Changes for HHAs

On October 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to make changes to the conditions of participation for home health agencies (HHAs). The rule would modernize Medicare’s HHA conditions of participation… Read More
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