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How the NLRB’s Memo on Non-Compete Clauses May Affect Health Care Providers

By Joseph F. Lavigne
Partner, Labor & Employment Practice Group, Jones Walker LLP

By Thomas P. Hubert
Partner, Labor & Employment Practice Group, Jones Walker LLP

On May 30, 2023, U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued an agency-wide memo announcing her position that — except in limited circumstances — non-compete provisions in employment contracts and severance agreements violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Read article
Young woman taking care of elderly hospice woman

CMS Updates Hospice Payment Rates for 2024 Fiscal Year

By Stacie Snider, Senior Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams
By Steven Hartley, Manager, Moss Adams

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule updating hospice payment rates for fiscal year (FY) 2024. This rule is effective October 1, 2023. Read article
Nurse Holding Senior's Hand in Hospital

The Lost Art of Health Care

By Craig B. Garner
Founder, Garner Health Law Corporation

A long time ago on Planet Earth, health care practitioners drilled holes into the skull to cure illnesses (trepanation). An even longer time ago, the same profession employed leeches or simple cuts to the vein as a means to rid the body of “bad blood” (bloodletting). Not so long ago, mental health practitioners severed connections in the brain’s prefrontal cortex to treat psychiatric disorders (lobotomy). All three examples underscore the ways in which health care employed medical science as much as it relied upon art. While the scientific process was largely responsible for advances in health care over the centuries, artistic moments defined miracles, eventually known as epic innovations. 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 2022 through December 2022.
  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. Hospital Industry Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in 2022 and Beyond By Brian Conner, Partner, Hospitals Practice.
  3. How We Create Rivals: What I Learned in an Accidental Meeting By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  4. Finding Relief from a Toxic Workplace: Why We Must Shine a Light on this Difficult Problem By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  5. Key Updates to Review to Prepare for the No Surprises Act By Mandy Mori and Denise Stark of Moss Adams
  6. New CMS Rule, Coding, and Compliance for Behavioral Health and Telehealth By Lori Laubach and Sabrina Butler of Moss Adams
  7. Refresh Your Viewpoint: Update Your Perspective of the Workplace By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  8. Evidence-Based Solutions to Help Prevent Physician Burnout By Kim Pittenger, MD of Moss Adams
  9. 4 Trends to Watch in 2022 for California’s Health Data Progress By Claudia Williams, Manifest MedEx
  10. Understanding the Nuances of the No Surprises Act Good Faith Estimates By Lori Laubach and Mandy Mori of Moss Adams