21st Century Oncology, Inc. (21CO) has agreed to pay $2.3 million in lieu of potential civil money penalties to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and adopt a comprehensive corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and […]
In 2016, overall national health spending increased 4.3% following 5.8% growth in 2015, according to a study by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Following Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansion and significant retail prescription drug spending growth in 2014 and 2015, says CMS, healthcare spending growth […]
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to seek public input on the controversial 2014 rule that sped up the union election process is likely to result in the rescission of the rule, according to an attorney who keeps a close watch on the Board’s actions.
Nothing ever “dies” online. Once it’s out there, people will be able to access it forever; no matter how hard you try to remove it, there will always be some cached form living in obscurity online. Recently, an employer learned this firsthand, as a job fair posting from 2015 came back to life and attracted […]
Increases in total compensation for chief executive officers (CEOs) at the nation’s largest corporations remained fairly moderate again last year, driven largely by uneven corporate performance, increasing bonuses, and a sharp decrease in the value of stock option exercises, according to a new analysis of proxy disclosures by Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, […]
National health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.6% annually over 2016-2025, according to a report compiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of the Actuary (OACT). These projections are constructed using a current-law framework and do not assume potential legislative changes over the projection period.
A recent Louisiana Court of Appeal decision reaffirms old lessons on employee loan agreements and when it’s inappropriate to make deductions from final paychecks for amounts owed to the company.
Every day, Human Resources departments worldwide are placing increased emphasis on employee engagement. To understand why, we need to consider the true meaning of “engagement.”
Have you seen the recent trend of legislation related to predictable scheduling? Or maybe you’re wondering what constitutes predictable scheduling and how it might affect your organization? Let’s take a look at what this topic is all about and why it’s been in the news (and in ongoing legislative efforts) recently.
In 2015, per-capita health care spending grew by 5.0% and overall health spending grew by 5.8%, according to a study by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released as a Web First by Health Affairs.