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EDITOR’S NOTE: Stanley Nachimson, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) career professional-turned-well-known healthcare IT authority, is a longtime ICD10monitor contributing editor and a popular panelist on Talk Ten Tuesdays who has a monthly segment called RegWatch during which time he reports on the latest regulatory news coming out of…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This essay by Denise Coleman is in response to a recent Saturday Morning Post column written by Rose Dunn. I am now working for home – permanently. Our health system decided that 600-plus of us could continue to work from home. We had been home since March 13,…
Sometimes, I wish I didn’t know a second language. Here at our hospital, we recently had a Hispanic young woman who was COVID-19-positive. She lived with her young son and her extended family. They were a close-knit and loving family whose members were having a difficult time being separated from…
There is a doorway I pass by every day. Before COVID-19 came to town, I would stop in the doorway and ask questions like, “how many truckloads of cement to fill the vault for our new Radiation Therapy Unit?” or “how far do they drive the pilings down for our…
A letter from the president of the ACPA Dr. Charles Locke, reflecting on his service on the frontline at the Javits Center Field Hospital in New York City. This week Chuck Buck, Sr. Vice President at Medlearn Media reached out to me and asked if RACmonitor could reprint a letter I…
Stimulus is coming, just not this week… or the week after that. The weather is warmer this week in Washington D.C., as are the Democrats and Republicans toward each other about the next stimulus package. Two weeks ago, the Democrat-led House passed a massive, $3 trillion stimulus package that would…
The testimony came as the Trump administration continues to purge inspectors general across sectors of the federal government.   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) unveiled a four-pronged strategic plan to oversee the nation’s continuing fight against the COVID-19 virus this week,…
Easing back into the new “Normal.” Everyone is anxious for life to return to normal, but none more than those patients who had planned to have surgery in March or April, but had their surgery cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These patients have conditions that warrant surgery, but were…