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Increase Cybersecurity in Health Care with Safety-Boosting Strategies

By Christian Hansen, Partner, Cybersecurity Consulting Services, Moss Adams
By Stacy Stelzriede, Partner, Hospitals and Health Systems, Moss Adams
By Troy Hawes, Managing Director, Cybersecurity Consulting Services, Moss Adams
By Rachel Laureno, Business Development Executive, Health Care Practice, Moss Adams

A devastating health care cyberattack hit Change Healthcare on February 21, 2024. By forcing the $13 billion company offline, the cyber criminals cut one of the few connections between health care providers and payers, triggering a cash crunch at medical groups, health clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies. Read article
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FTC Declares Employees Free from Most Noncompetes, But How Far Does the Ban Go and Will It Last?

By Jeffrey M. Beemer, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC
By Alleanna B. Siacon, Associate, Dickinson Wright PLLC

During an Open Commission Meeting on April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted 3-2 in favor of issuing the Noncompete Clause Rule (the “Final Rule”), which, with limited exceptions, makes it unlawful to enter into noncompete agreements with workers on or after the Final Rule’s effective date, which is 120 days after its publication in the Federal Register (“effective date”). The Final Rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on May 7, 2024, so unless a court enjoins the FTC’s enforcement of the Final Rule, its effective date will be September 4, 2024. The FTC determined that noncompetes are an unfair method of competition and, therefore, violate Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. Read article
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Modernizing Diabetes Care: The Convergence of CGMs and AI in Treatment Optimization

By Dr. Jerome Fischer
Chief Medical Officer, Bio Conscious Technologies

Across the healthcare industry, the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in advancing medical care is the subject of ongoing discussions. Given AI’s potential to enhance care, and when considering that the AI healthcare market is expected to soar to $431 billion by 2032, this attention is welcomed. Whether it’s utilizing AI to fight antibiotic resistance or developing AI-powered ultrasounds to help identify pregnancy risks, modern innovators today, including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, are making big bets on the future of AI in healthcare. While AI’s ability to improve chronic care, specifically diabetes management, stands out as a prime candidate for innovation, many questions remain unanswered. Read article
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Top Five Shoes for Nurses

By David Peel
Publisher and Editor, Healthcare Newss

Nursing can be hard on your body, but the best nurse shoes can go a long way towards alleviating pain and discomfort. There are countless brands that make high-quality nursing shoes, but our goal was to find the best of the best. Here are the top five brands we recommend based on our online research. Read article
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Grant Funding Available to California Reproductive Health Services Providers

By Kinman Tong, Partner, Assurance Services, Moss Adams
By Georgia Green, Senior Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams

Health care providers offering abortion and reproductive health services in California may be eligible for additional funds through a state budgeting program, with a second Request for Proposal (RFP) cycle open through June 4, 2024. Read article
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Health Plan Financial Reports for California, Ohio and Washington State

By David Peel
Publisher and Editor, Healthcare News

We recently updated our financial reporting for health plans in California, Ohio and Washington State. Click on the links below to see the numbers.

Most Downloaded Articles

The following articles were downloaded most often from January 2023 through December 2023.
  1. An Overview of the Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting and Finance 2nd Edition By Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN
  2. The Hidden Block to a Positive Culture By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  3. New Medicare and Medicaid Payment Model Announced for Primary Care Providers By Karl Rebay and Georgia of Moss Adams
  4. Are You a Bully Boss? By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  5. Bringing Light and Love to the Workplace By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  6. Tips to Support Patients and Avoid Obstacles During Medicaid Redeterminations By Michael Newell, Eric Lucas, Jonathan Mason and Richard Riter of Moss Adams
  7. Hospital Price Transparency: CMS Steps up Enforcement By Richard Riter of Moss Adams
  8. Omnibus Funding Bill Will Impact Behavioral Health Care By Kate Jackson and Sarah Bonnar of Moss Adams
  9. 5 Regulatory Issues for Physician Groups to Watch in 2023 By Chris Emper, JD, MBA, NextGen Healthcare
  10. How Health Care Organizations Can Use the New Markets Tax Credit By Kinman Tong, CPA and Benjamin W. Alderton, JD of Moss Adams