In an effort to address the high number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions issued annually, CMS now mandates that all hospitals implement antibiotic stewardship programs.
CMS's new "Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency and Burden Reduction" rule no longer requires ASCs to have a written agreement to transfer patients.
Researchers recently measured physician knowledge about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and found that doctors lack specific understanding of the issues and barriers patients encounter. Because of these knowledge gaps, physicians may fail to comply with the ADA and contribute to persisting inequities in care.
MLMIC’s newest risk management CME module helps physicians navigate the doctor-patient relationship. The program addresses patient behaviors that can negatively affect care and offers steps that can be taken to enhance the patient experience.