Tag Archives: Requirements

Gearing up for Medicare’s imaging decision support requirements

Buried in the federal regulations describing Medicare’s Appropriate Use Criteria Program, which launches January 1, is a pertinent detail: The immediate financial burden of noncompliance with Medicare’s diagnostic imaging requirements will fall squarely on providers that furnish these tests. Yes, that means radiology practices and hospital radiology departments, and not ordering providers. For now, 2020… Read More »

AHA asks FCC to ease data requirements for telehealth pilot

While the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed $ 100 million telehealth pilot program is a critical step towards advancing connected care, the FCC must limit the data collection and reporting requirements on healthcare providers if the initiative is to succeed. That’s the contention of the American Hospital Association, which submitted written comments to the FCC on… Read More »

States Fail to Meet Educational Requirements of IDEA

—IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, our country’s federal law guaranteeing students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, has been on the books since 1975. In the forty-five years this has been law it has been revised and updated many times, most recently in 2004. After having… Read More »