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Failure to Provide Communication Aid Costs Hospital $20K

John Dempsey Hospital agreed to pay $20,000 as compensation to a patient after failing to provide auxiliary communication aids during an emergency department visit. The patient, who is deaf and uses American Sign Language for communication, had to rely on a companion for all treatment communications.  In addition to paying compensation to the patient, the […]

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CMS Proposed Revisions to Meaningful Use – A Welcome Delay

CMS has issued proposed revisions to meaningful use Stages 2 and 3 in response to numerous industry complaints that hospitals and provider groups will not be able to implement the 2014 certified EHR technology with enough time to meet meaningful use in 2014.  CMS, recognizing that EPs and hospitals are either using 2011 CEHRT, 2014 CEHRT, […]

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New FMLA Forms for an Employee’s Own Serious Health Condition

The U.S. Department of Labor has updated its Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) forms.  The forms are not required but they are good resources to use since they include all of the information required by the FMLA.  Additional information and additional forms or notices may be required, however, for state and local leave.  The […]

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