Massachusetts radiation therapy DON applications to be accepted October 1

At its July meeting held last week, the Massachusetts Public Health Council approved revisions to the Determination of Need guidelines for radiation therapy, finding need for an additional eight units.  This finding is based on population growth since the guidelines were last revisited, about seven years ago, and projected further growth.  The guidelines permit hospitals […]

No (patient) parking

CMS posted Survey & Certification Letter 06-21 on July 13.  The official summary reads as follows: CMS has received reports from hospital emergency departments concerning patients being left on stretchers for extended periods of time with emergency medical service personnel in attendance, possibly in violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. CMS recognizes […]

What is . . . Tax-Exempt?

If your not-for-profit institution feels as though its tax exempt status is in jeopardy, you’re not alone. The N.Y. Times reported on June 18: The Internal Revenue Service has begun a wide-ranging investigation of nonprofit hospitals to determine whether they are flouting standards for tax-exempt status, whether they deny care to people without insurance and […]