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CMS Releases New Application Process for MU Hardship Exemptions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new, streamlined hardship application process for providers who feel they should be exempt from financial penalties for failing to meet requirements of the meaningful use program.
CMS Releases New Application Process for MU Hardship Exemptions

CMS updates guidance for long term care facility surveyors

State Operations Manual
CMS updates guidance for long term care facility surveyors

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation
Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Implementation

HHS announces proposed rules to support the path to nationwide interoperability

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the release of the Stage 3 notice of proposed rulemaking for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs and 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria to improve the way electronic health information is shared and ultimately improve the way care is delivered and experienced.
HHS announces proposed rules to support the path to nationwide interoperability

In 2019, Slow but Sure Progress in Laws, Policy

The past 12 months have seen shifts in the legal landscape that mean more people have, and might soon have, greater options in their health care.

In 2019, Slow but Sure Progress in Laws, Policy

Michigan Board of Nursing Administrative Rules

Michigan Board of Nursing Administrative Rules

Michigan Public Health Code, Part 172, Nursing (P.A. 368 of 1978)

Michigan Public Health Code, Part 172, Nursing (P.A. 368 of 1978)

Michigan Public Health Code, Part 172, Nursing (P.A. 368 of 1978, as amended)

Michigan Public Health Code, Part 172, Nursing (P.A. 368 of 1978, as amended)

NCSBN's Environmental Scan

A Portrait of Nursing and Healthcare in 2020 and Beyond

NCSBN's Environmental Scan

Omnibus Spending Bill Has Significant Wins for Nursing Education, Research

There were some significant wins for nursing education and research in the $1.3 trillion spending bill, knowing as the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus, signed into law by President Trump on March 23, 2018.

Omnibus Spending Bill Has Significant Wins for Nursing Education, Research

SAMHSA finalizes changes to clarify health privacy rules for people who seek substance use disorder treatment

Final changes to rule will support payment and healthcare operations activities while protecting the confidentiality of patients.

SAMHSA finalizes changes to clarify health privacy rules for people who seek substance use disorder treatment

State Innovation Model

In 2015, the CMS awarded Michigan $70 million over four years to test and implement an innovative model for delivering and paying for healthcare in the state.

State Innovation Model

Supporting Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care

The Supporting Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care series offers emerging themes, practices and examples for hospitals working to improve patient and family engagement.

Supporting Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care

VA Updates Telehealth Regulations

This rule ensures that VA health care providers can offer the same level of care to all beneficiaries, irrespective of the State or location in a State of the VA health care provider or the beneficiary.

VA Updates Telehealth Regulations