News stories from the past 60 days.
Sep 27, 2021 - Reports on the challenges facing rural hospitals in Idaho related to providing care to COVID-19 patients without an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or access to mechanical ventilation. Highlights the situation at North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding, Idaho, which must be prepared to shift to crisis standards of care, also noting community tensions and hospital staff fatigue.
Source: Boise State Public Radio
CMS: Medicare Program; National Expansion Implementation for All Remaining States and Territories of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports Federal Register
Aug 27, 2021 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the implementation dates for all remaining states and territories for the national expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports. This model tests whether prior authorization for repetitive, scheduled non-emergent ambulance transports helps reduce expenditures while maintaining or improving access to and quality of care.
Source: Federal Register
Last Updated: 9/28/2021