Orlando Regulatory

Clarification: Department of Labor's Definition of Health Care Provider

Mar 30, 2020 at 01:27 am by pj

With new Department of Labor regulations comes the question, 'who exactly is a health care provider?'     The question has been answered by the DOL on Saturda.... Read More

Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

Mar 28, 2020 at 03:09 pm by pj

  Action comes to aid providers and suppliers facing challenges in responding to COVID-19 pandemic The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing.... Read More

CMS Announces New Targeted Plan for Healthcare Facility Inspections in Light of COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020 at 06:27 pm by pj

  Inspection at Kirkland facility inform Agency’s move to further focused inspection process Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is an.... Read More

Attorney General Barr Urges Public to Report COVID-19 Fraud

Mar 23, 2020 at 01:53 am by pj

  Attorney General William P. Barr is urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center.... Read More

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19

Mar 22, 2020 at 05:49 pm by pj

  Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced unprecedented relief for the clinicians, providers, and facilities participating in Medicare qu.... Read More

CMS Releases Recommendations on Adult Elective Surgeries, Non-Essential Medical, Surgical Procedures 

Mar 18, 2020 at 10:03 pm by pj

  Earlier today at the White House Task Force Press Briefing, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that all elective surgeries, non-essential.... Read More

CMS Approves Florida's 1135 Medicaid Waiver for Greater Flexibility in COVID-19 Response

Mar 18, 2020 at 02:36 am by pj

  On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation a national emergency.   This bold action enables the Centers for Medicare.... Read More

CMS Issues Guidance to Help Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans Respond to COVID-19

Mar 11, 2020 at 12:36 am by pj

  Agency provides flexibility to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to waive unnecessary barriers that could prevent access to care   Today, the Centers for Medi.... Read More

New Federal Rules Will Let Patients Put Medical Records On Smartphones

Mar 10, 2020 at 08:54 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)   Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News and Erika Fry, Fortune March 9, 2020   Federal officials on Monday released gro.... Read More

CMS Issues Key Protective Mask Guidance for Healthcare Workers

Mar 10, 2020 at 07:43 pm by pj

  Guidance expands types of facemasks healthcare workers can use to protect themselves and patients   Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.... Read More

HHS Finalizes Historic Rules to Provide Patients More Control of Their Health Data

Mar 10, 2020 at 04:53 pm by pj

Final rules require access to health information, spur innovation and aim to end information blocking The U.S. Department of H.... Read More

Medical Cannabis in Nursing Homes: A battle between Federal and State law

Mar 08, 2020 at 04:15 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL PATTERSON   As more states legalize the use of medical cannabis, the stigma around cannabis for medical purposes continues to decline. However, since.... Read More

Not All CBD is Created the Same, So Florida Steps in to Regulate

Mar 06, 2020 at 04:33 pm by pj

  By DR. CORLISS OLIVER   In 1937, the U.S. government passed the Marijuana Tax Act which imposed heavy taxes on cannabis and hemp products. Prior to 1937, mariju.... Read More

As Coronavirus Cases Grow, So Does Scrutiny Of Nursing Home Infection Plans

Mar 05, 2020 at 02:30 pm by pj

(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)   Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is ordering health inspectors to foc.... Read More

Scalpels Out: Democrats Make Slashing Attacks On Health Care Plans

Feb 20, 2020 at 04:00 pm by pj

  Democratic presidential candidates (from left) Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pet.... Read More

In Fierce Debate, Democratic Candidates Expand Health Agenda Arguments

Feb 10, 2020 at 12:21 am by pj

Democratic presidential candidates (left to right) Andrew Yang, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Eliz.... Read More

Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D: Hopes for Better Coverage, More Access, Improved Transparency

Feb 05, 2020 at 09:36 pm by pj

  Proposed rule and Advance Notice continue to strengthen the popular private Medicare health and drug plans Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (C.... Read More

Sanders Targets Health Industry Profits. Are His Figures Right?

Jan 16, 2020 at 12:04 pm by pj

  Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News       At the January Democratic debate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders zeroed in on the question of profits in the h.... Read More

Democrats Press High Court To Make Call On ACA. How It Could Play Out At Polls.

Jan 13, 2020 at 09:33 pm by pj

  Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  You’re forgiven if in the holiday rush you missed the news last month that a federal appeals court in New Orleans once ag.... Read More

CMS Wants Your Opinion on Price Transparency for Insurers

Jan 10, 2020 at 04:50 pm by pj

   Deadline extended to Jan. 29 From the Association of Independent Doctors The Trump Administration has proposed a regulation that would require insurance compan.... Read More