Accountable care organizations should be assessed on the number of people who return to a member hospital within 30 days of being discharged to a skilled nursing facility, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has stated in a proposed rule.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners announced recently the groups would merge, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The new American Association of Nurse Practitioners will have a membership of 40,000.
Let's talk about that controversial topic: mandatory healthcare worker influenza vaccination. I can hear the arguments for both sides already. But I say the case is clear.