New NLRB Election Rule May Increase Union Activity
A new NLRB regulation shortens the time for union election campaigns and puts employers at a disadvantage, including hospitals. Early preparation is advised, says a labor relations lawyer.
Changes to Two-Midnight Rule Raise Concerns
Medicare’s proposed changes to the two-midnight rule for hospital short stays creates ambiguities and challenges for hospital staff.
A Perfectly Legal Way to Help Patients Pick Higher-Quality Post-Acute Providers
For fear of legal ramifications, hospital case managers and discharge planners are not sharing quality information about post-acute providers with patients.
An Antitrust Primer
It may be helpful to remember certain basic principles of antitrust law when contemplating mergers and acquisitions.
HIPAA and Cloud Computing
Cloud computing multiplies the compliance risks for healthcare organizations, which possess both protected health information and financial information.