Can you hear me now? Audiologists and new rules for diagnostic testing

Did you hear the recent “noise” about hearing care coverage?

On June 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an updated transmittal entitled “Allowing Audiologists to Furnish Certain Diagnostic Tests Without a Physician Order.” This change, effective July 1, 2023, will allow beneficiaries, once every 12 months, to receive care for … Read More >>>

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‘The Biggest Risk’: Inside the Litigation Pitfalls for SNF Operators Employing 1099 Workers

During the pandemic, many skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) turned to staffing agencies to bring in 1099 workers (independent contractors) for clinical positions. Since then, many nursing homes have resorted to using independent contractors in less-skilled areas, too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1099 workers amount to almost 25% of the workforce.

But do … Read More >>>